Back in January, Ford Authority was the first to report that the refreshed 2022 Lincoln Navigator would be receiving a large, horizontally-oriented infotainment screen. Now, a new photo gives us our very first look at the 2022 Lincoln Navigator interior completely uncovered, and it confirms our initial report by showing off the luxurious SUV’s new, larger screen in all of its glory.
The 2022 Navigator’s infotainment screen retains the current Navi’s general aesthetic and enclosure, while removing the bezels, thereby making the screen larger to better compete with its chief rival – the all-new 2021 Cadillac Escalade.
Interestingly, it’s also completely different than the 15.5-inch vertically-oriented screen found in the 2022 Ford Expedition, which that model will share with the Ford Mustang Mach-E and Ford F-150 Lightning. This is particularly noteworthy because the Navigator and Expedition both ride on the Ford T3 platform.
Aside from this new infotainment screen for the 2022 Lincoln Navigator interior, the rest of the center stack appears to be identical to that in the current model.
Additionally, Lincoln’s refreshed luxury SUV is expected to receive a host of other updates, including a revised exterior with new front and rear fascias.
We expect the 2022 Navigator to continue to offer Ford’s 3.5L EcoBoost V6 gasoline motor as its standard powerplant, possibly with some modifications to present an increase in output over the 2021 Navigator. Additionally, the Navigator is expected to add a hybrid powertrain option, most likely in the form of the 3.5L PowerBoost V6 introduced in the 2021 Ford F-150. Both engines will be mated to Ford’s 10-speed automatic transmission.
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 second half of the 2021 calendar year as a 2022 model. The updated model will likely be revealed this summer.