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Refreshed 2022 Lincoln Navigator Spied Testing In Heavy Camo

The current, fourth-generation Lincoln Navigator debuted as an all-new model for the 2018 model year. But now, it’s nearly time for the full-size SUV to receive a a refresh, or Mid Cycle Action as Ford calls it. That process is already well underway, as can be seen in this 2022 Lincoln Navigator prototype that was just spied testing in heavy camouflage.

This 2022 Lincoln Navigator prototype is wearing particularly heavy camo on the front and rear of the vehicle, as well as various disguises designed to hide the interior from prying eyes. The refreshed Navigator will receive a host of updates, including styling tweaks for both the front and rear ends, as well as what appears to be a larger, more aggressive front grille.

The 2022 Navigator will also receive some improvements inside the cabin, particularly for the infotainment system. The Navigator will receive a bigger screen as well, and all of these upgrades will help the big Lincoln SUV better compete with the all-new Cadillac Escalade.

Additionally, the 2022 Lincoln Navigator is also expected to receive a few changes to its powertrain lineup that will offer promising power and efficiency gains, including the addition of the 3.5L PowerBoost V6 hybrid that debuted in the all-new 2021 Ford F-150. It’s currently unclear if the F-150 hybrid’s Pro Power Onboard external generator will make its way to the Navigator, however.

The fourth-generation Lincoln Navigator rides on the same Ford T3 platform as its platform mate, the Ford Expedition, and the Ford F-150. The current model is offered in both short- and long-wheelbase Navigator L and rear- or all-wheel-drive configurations, and is powered by Ford’s 3.5L EcoBoost V6 that produces 450 horsepower and 510 pound-feet of torque, mated to a 10-speed automatic transmission.

We’ll have more on the 2022 Navigator very soon, so be sure to subscribe to Ford Authority for more Lincoln Navigator and non-stop Ford news coverage.

Brett's lost track of all the Fords he's owned over the years and how much he's spent modifying them, but his current money pits include an S550 Mustang and 13th gen F-150.

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  1. JTL2017

    I’m glad to see it. With considerably better competition, the Navi needs to step up and become more competitive. I’m sure we will see the camo Expedition refresh soon.

  2. Roy Chile’s

    The Elephant in the room is the sedan they can’t build Porsche sold more Panamera sedans then Lincoln sold Continentals, while Genesis is looking like a Mercedes from the rear with Bentley emblems on it.Hopefully there’s a larger grill with sleeker headlamp and taillamp treatment, I don’t know why Lincoln can’t do dual pipes like the Ford Raptor has. Lincoln Continental needs to return on the Aviator platform for real…


      Now you are definitely making too much sense. Unfortunately your great idea will be overlooked by this company’s poor management.

  3. Roy Chile’s

    Lincoln want to be Quiet Luxury and make some real noise? Build a 1200hp Blackwood EV it don’t need to go off road Ford has the Bronco for that. It just needs to go 500 plus miles on a charge do 0-60 in 3sec and be pure Elegance at its best. Complete with Hummer Build the Truck use the rendering, No crazy suspension needed just great looks and long range go farther


    Despite all the billions of dollars Ford has invested in this overpriced SUV, going back to 2005, sales have never exceeded 26,000 units a year, and since 2008 sales have been below 20,000 units per year, 2020 sales will be below 15,000 units. It’s difficult for me to believe that this overpriced SUV, with its low sales volume is profitable. Customers with $100,000 to spend, will probably spend it on a Mercedes Benz, or just maybe they see this overpriced SUV as a rebadged Ford.

    1. Roy Chile’s

      Your right Mercedes Benz, Range Rover maybe SUV’s is not Lincoln market. Ford and Lincoln are lost for thinking it is

  5. Mark L Bedel

    Looks like a piece of 6′ x 3′ plywood would fit flush against the front of the grill…very aero!

  6. Jeffrey Miller

    Dearborn should offer a Navigator version that incorporates as much Raptor as possible, it would be practically guaranteed to be popular, nothing succeeds like excess! And I see Range Rover is offering a new model that has real off road ability.

    1. Roy Chile’s

      A top model Lincoln 5.2 SuperChargered 725hp Navigator not a bad idea if your just going to sale SUV’s because Land Rover is that market so Lincoln got to go all in or fold

    2. Bocca

      Fords designers don’t have the skill or support to keep getting better year after year.
      If they build it this year? How will they top it the next.
      Design team has no sense of what a Luxury car even looks like.
      They’re really slow with navigator production because they want you to buy the small crappy stuff.


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