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.