As we’ve reported over the last several months, the Lincoln Navigator is preparing to undergo several changes for the 2022 model year. We expect the 2022 Lincoln Navigator to receive a mid-cycle action (aka refresh) consisting of revised styling, updates to its interior and infotainment system, and the addition of a hybrid powertrain.
These updates will include a revised exterior with new front and rear fascias and a revised interior with a new, landscape-oriented infotainment system that’s different from the vertically-oriented screen that will be used in the 2022 Ford Expedition.
As is the case currently, the 2022 Lincoln Navigator will continue as a full-size, three-row body-on-frame SUV with two body style configurations: the 210-inch Navigator (standard length) and 222-inch Navigator L (extended length).
In terms of powertrains, we expect the 2022 Navigator to continue to offer the Ford 3.5L EcoBoost V6 gasoline motor as its standard powerplant, possibly with some modifications to present an increase in output over the 2021 Navigator, which produces 450 horsepower and 510 pound-feet of torque.
We also expect Ford to introduce a hybrid option for the refreshed Navigator, most likely the Ford 3.5L PowerBoost V6. In the 2021 Ford F-150, that engine is rated to produce 430 horsepower and 570 pound-feet of torque. A 10-speed automatic will be the only transmission offered for both engines.
We expect the 2022 Lincoln Navigator and extended-length Navigator L to be offered in Standard, Reserve, and Black Label trim levels. The 2022 Lincoln Navigator will ride on the same Ford T3 platform as the 2021 model. The Ford Expedition, which also uses the T3 platform, is also expected to receive a similar mid-cycle action for the 2022 model year as well.
The 2022 Navigator will continue to be produced at the Ford Kentucky Truck Plant alongside the Expedition and Ford Super Duty. We expect the refreshed Navigator to launch in the last quarter of 2021. The updated model will likely be revealed in the summer of 2021.
The 2022 Navigator will represent the first year of the refreshed fourth-generation model, which Ford has produced since the 2018 model year. Given the current product cadence, we expect the refreshed model to last through the 2025 model year, which will likely represent the last year of the fourth generation. After that, a completely redesigned Navigator would take its place.