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. Then, just last month, we got our first look at this new screen, along with a portion of the 2022 Navigator’s revised interior. Now, a series of new 2022 Lincoln Navigator spy photos show this new, significantly larger, screen – which features far less bezel – in greater detail than before.
The big story here is, of course, that this new infotainment screen is much bigger than the one present in the 2021 Lincoln Navigator, which will help it better compete with its chief rival – the all-new 2021 Cadillac Escalade. But the bezels present on the outgoing model’s screen have been slimmed down considerably, which gives the new screen a much more modern appearance and makes room for the larger unit.
As is the case with most modern infotainment screens, the one present in these 2022 Lincoln Navigator spy photos isn’t integrated into the center stack, and instead sticks out in an almost tablet-like form. However, it does feature a piece of chrome trim around the edges that visually integrates it with the HVAC vents below.
Aside from this new infotainment screen, the rest of the center stack appears to be identical to the one present in the current model. But the new screen won’t be the only revision the 2022 Navigator presents. The luxurious SUV will also receive a host of other updates, including a revised exterior with new front and rear fascias, and, as Ford Authority exclusively reported recently, the Navigator will be available with Ford’s new BlueCruise driver-assist feature, or something similar.
We expect the 2022 Navigator to continue to offer Ford’s 3.5L EcoBoost V6 as its standard powerplant, possibly with some modifications to increase output over the 2021 Navigator. Additionally, the Navigator is expected to gain a hybrid powertrain option, likely the 3.5L PowerBoost V6 that debuted 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 updated model to be revealed this summer and launch in the second half of 2021 as a 2022 model.