We first spied a prototype of the refreshed 2022 Lincoln Navigator last October wearing heavy camouflage. Since then, Ford Authority has exclusively reported on the 2022 Navigator’s new infotainment screen, spied it testing alongside the previous-gen Cadillac Escalade, caught both the interior and exterior of the forthcoming 2022 Lincoln Navigator completely uncovered, and exclusively reported that the Navigator will be available with Ford’s new BlueCruise driver-assist feature, or something similar. Now, we’ve spied a base – or Standard – trim 2022 Navigator prototype for the very first time.
Much like the last 2022 Navigator prototype we spotted (and various 2022 Ford Expedition prototypes), this one is wearing very little camo, which gives us a good look at its restyled front and rear fascias. Outside of each end, the only camo present on this prototype covers the badging and a portion of the side at the front and rear, coincidentally the same areas of the SUV that have been restyled.
In addition to these styling updates, the 2022 Lincoln Navigator will also debut a new infotainment screen that retains the current model’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.
Additionally, we expect the 2022 Navigator to continue to offer Ford’s 3.5L EcoBoost V6 gasoline motor as its standard powerplant, possibly with an increase in output over the 2021 Navigator. The 2022 Navigator is expected to also gain a hybrid powertrain option, most likely Ford’s 3.5L PowerBoost V6, which was 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 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 after what will likely be a summertime reveal.