Earlier this week, we got our first look at the refreshed 2022 Lincoln Navigator interior. That gave us a good look at the Navigator’s new horizontally-oriented infotainment screen, but there’s something else present in the photo that caught our eye as well. As Ford Authority has exclusively learned, the 2022 Navigator uses the same sensors, located on the steering column, as the Ford Mustang Mach-E and 2021 Ford F-150, which monitor the driver’s head positioning as part of Ford’s BlueCruise hands-free highway driver-assist feature.
However, we don’t yet know if the system will be called BlueCruise when it launches on Lincoln products, as Ford has not announced the system’s availability on any current or future Lincoln product. For now, we know that BlueCruise will be available on the Mach-E and F-150 later this year, but the automaker did confirm that “additional Ford vehicles will also receive BlueCruise hands-free driving technology in the coming years.”
Considering the fact that General Motors offers its similar SuperCruise feature on the Navigator’s chief rival – the all-new 2021 Cadillac Escalade – it makes a lot of sense for Ford to offer BlueCruise – available as a part of the Ford Co-Pilot 360 Active 2.0 package on the F-150 – with the refreshed 2022 Lincoln Navigator.
In addition to this hands-free driving technology, the 2022 Navigator is expected to receive a handful of other updates, including a revised exterior with restyled front and rear fascias.
We also expect the 2022 Lincoln Navigator to continue to offer Ford’s 3.5L EcoBoost V6 gasoline motor as its standard powerplant, possibly with some modifications that would increase output over the current-gen 2021 Navigator. The Navigator is also expected to add a hybrid powertrain option, most likely the 3.5L PowerBoost V6 introduced in the 2021 F-150. Both engines will be mated to FoMoCo’s 10-speed automatic transmission.
The 2022 Navigator will continue to be produced at the Ford Kentucky Truck Plant alongside the Ford 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 following a summer reveal.
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Give the Navigator and Expedition a Powerstoke Diesel and it’ll be a real competitor to GM’s Duramax trio
Lol. I’m interested in the actual demand for diesel full size SUVs. I’m not convinced there is one as the demand for diesel vehicles is going down in the US in general. Diesel seems like a distraction from the eventual move to electric powertrains.
When are they going to update the exterior look of the body? The Escalade has an all now look but the Navigator and Expedition has the same body style for the fourth year. 🤦🏾♂️🤦🏾♂️🤦🏾♂️
How do you call Lincoln the LUXURY BRAND when it gets all its options from the Lower Brand FORD? Lincoln should have gotten these options 1st. All the 2022 Lincoln models should have gotten the Continental 5 bulb Headlanps and Door handles,it’s the little details that separate the two companies.
If Ford doesn’t get it first than Ford owners start complaining. No one really wins. You also got to keep in mind that blue cruise was meant for Mach-E and F-150 which are both all new or redesigned. Of course Ford would rather put it in their all new vehicles instead of just a refresh! Also, we don’t know yet if the system could be different from blue cruise and I highly doubt that they would use the name blue cruise even if it was the same. Lincoln has no resemblance to the color blue. I can see something involving stars or something like that but definitely not the name blue cruise. And GM has put super cruise on every single car brand so what’s the difference? And their crappy steering wheel controls, powertrains, the trait of no reliability, seats, their crappy plastics, etc. But anyways highly I doubt Lincoln wants to go back to their rebadged Ford days so they might throw in something special.
I agree with you, Roy. It doesn’t make any sense to me that Ford Motor Company uses the new tech in Ford vehicles instead of Lincolns! The bluecruise is a great example, GM first debuted supercruise on Cadillac. Also, it seems the Expy is going to get a 15.5in screen and the Navi will get a smaller one (why give the luxury version a smaller one nowadays that everything is about screens!)
We don’t exactly know if that’s true or not since they’re only spy shots so they might have the bigger screen and who knows? They might add a few more features to the Lincoln version of self driving.
you could be right, maybe I am making assumptions but what we see so far doesn’t look so promising.
Lincoln should have gotten 2 EV’s 1st A RWD Suicide door Continental Sedan and A Super Chief Suicide door Truck. Then Ford Mustang Mach E and F150 Lightning. I never said call it Blue Cruise Lincoln can call it Mega Cruise, Magic Cruise or Ultra Cruise. My point is Lincoln should be Leading the way in Luxury Vehicles and Technology then let it work it’s way down to Ford. Lincoln has been living in the shadow of Ford long enough customers will understand I own 4 Fords, but No Lincoln’s because they don’t have nothing Special to offer but reworked Fords
Because they sell more Fords. That’s the reason. Target the widest market you can to justify spending the money on the R&D of the technology.
Do we know if the Aviator will have BlueCruise or not?