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2022 Lincoln Navigator Will Get A Large, Horizontally-Mounted Infotainment Screen

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Back in October of last year, we spied a 2022 Lincoln Navigator prototype out testing wearing heavy camouflage. While those photos gave us a good look at the exterior of the refreshed Navigator, we weren’t able to see the interior. However, Ford Authority has learned from its sources that the 2022 Navigator will be sporting a new infotainment screen inside its refreshed cabin.

That screen will be significantly sized and horizontally mounted, somewhat like the infotainment screen present in the all-new 2021 Cadillac Escalade – the Navigator’s chief rival. The new screen will retain the outgoing model’s pop-up style display but will add around two to three inches on each side to make it considerably larger.

What’s particularly notable about this new screen is that it varies greatly from the one we saw in the 2022 Ford Expedition prototype we spied testing last November. That prototype had a very large, vertically-oriented screen that looks identical to the 15.5-inch unit present in the 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E. Instead of switching to this new vertical layout to retain consistency between the two models, Ford will retain the horizontal layout in the refreshed Lincoln Navigator.

In addition to new infotainment screens, both the 2022 Lincoln Navigator and Ford Expedition will be available with Ford’s new 3.5L PowerBoost V6 hybrid that debuted in the 2021 Ford F-150. Both will also receive styling tweaks for both the front and rear ends, while the Navigator will get a larger front grille.

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 news, Lincoln Navigator news, and non-stop Ford news coverage.

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Comments

  1. Roy Chile’s

    Lincoln adding a nice size grill, Wow.I hope the headlights and taillights are sexier. It wouldn’t hurt to put dual pipes out back, 2 on 1 side looks cheap and odd

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    1. Mark

      I agree they should just make the exhaust tips discrete or they need to have the tips separated and put on the left and right side. It just looks cheap and like cost cutting. If I pay 90k+ for a vehicle I don’t expect that much cost cutting. Especially if the cost cutting is mechanical or visible.

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  2. Scott Z

    The front of that Lincoln looks so totally aero dynamically Inefficient. !

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  3. JOHN MAJDALANI

    Will this rebadged Ford have the right windshield washer fluid?

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    1. Mark

      Have you even seen the Navigator? The exterior doesn’t really matter that much but it still looks great but the interior is where it really sets it apart from the Expedition. My favorite part about my Navi is the blue leather, the second row, and the 30 way seats. However the screen dramatically needs to get updated. The bezels are too thick and makes it look less modern but hopefully that’s addressed and the fuel economy which is still the best regardless but it could be a lot better for 6 cylinders but it still has 450 hp regardless.

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      1. JOHN MAJDALANI

        You are missing the point, while you are absolutely correct about the interior, for many years, the public has perceived Lincolns as rebadged Fords, and Ford Motor Company has failed to erase that perception. One way is to make equipment/options available on Lincolns only, A V8 wouldn’t hurt either.

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        1. Mark

          Cadillac is going into the same slump as Lincoln was 4 years ago yet people still buy the Cadillac Equinox. It’s going to be a matter of time before people realize but the Escalade manged to deceive that again. Lincoln is starting to get more sales than Cadillac but this was obviously the wrong year to release a halo model (The Aviator since the Navigator is getting a bit outdated). Also, there’s no way Ford’s going to put a V8 in one of their modern vehicles that aren’t performance based. Besides, probably in 2 years V8s are going to be illegal or gas prices are going to be so high that people can’t afford them. Which is good for Ford because GM’s series of full size SUVs have the worst MPG out of the entire segment meaning that Ford can come out ahead and GM is going to have to redo the suburban again because they couldn’t comply with emission regulations. Trust me when I went to Oakland to visit my cousin and go to a Warriors game gas prices were well over $6 which explains why everyone has Teslas/EVs there. Kamala Harris has broken a lot of barriers and I appreciate her for that but she has done a lot of controversial things. As a SNL skit once said, “I’m like a Funt (a fun aunt). I’ll give you the weed but I’ll also tell your parents.” It goes something like that. I have noticed that if she doesn’t answer a question that means that she did it. (For example when she refused to talk about if she smoked weed or avoiding the question about packing the Supreme Court.) I have a lot of hope for her but I hope that she doesn’t try to pull that crap off.

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    2. Stalkbroker94

      Will you ask a relevant question?
      Find out next time on “Trolls”

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  4. Wesley Johnson

    More information on 2022 Expedition.

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  5. Ron Brooks

    I have a Black Label Navigator and it’s the best vehicle imaginable. They’ve done a great job with every detail. The new dash will be even better. That’s the only think I liked better in the Escalade. If it has co-pilot 360

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  6. Jason Blaine Upton

    This is what I have been waiting for! This confirms I will wait on buying the Escalade until seeing what the Nav looks like. I have been saying they really didn’t need to do a ton the outside and not a lot on the inside except for screens. the more the better! bigger the better!
    i think a bigger grill will look great. I hope it has ambient lighting throughout. Inside and out. Something else someone needs to do is screens for the 3rd row. the kids end up back there not adults. So why do they not have a screen?

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    1. Roy Chile’s

      I agree all Lincoln’s SUV’s should have screens in 2 and 3 row as standard equipment. A standard option that would separate Lincoln’s from Ford’s SUV

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  7. James Reedus

    I agree with other comments, the Navi should have dual exhaust tips,right and left it makes it look more luxury like. I own a 2013 that I love I wish it had duals rather than one low hanger.

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  8. Jose

    Will the screen be as big as the one in the Expedition? I have seen some spy pics anf the Expy seems to have a bigger screen

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  9. Gary

    The Air Suspension, despite its inevitable bag-blowout failure, would endear the elderly, handicapped entrance by having that “Welcoming” mode…..lowering itself 2-3″ and this also enables the vehicle to creep into a 6’3″ garage entrance height restriction….Also, I see too many complaints on front seat comfort….and welcome any comments on this. i elected NOT to purchase the Aviator due to the front seats being 2″ narrower than the Navi…I am looking to do several cross-country runs a year with only some luggage, supplies and my dog and my ‘dream vehicle’ for this is the Navi, but holding off because it does not fit into the garage due to low entrance of 6’3″ max height – the aviator will hunch itself down, and I hear the Denali will also but their dealers are impossible to get answers from and there is no on-site inventory to verify this….

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