The refreshed 2022 Lincoln Navigator was just revealed last month sporting a fresh face and a revised interior with new tech features. Lincoln’s flagship SUV received a complete redesign for the 2018 model year, so this mid-cycle refresh serves to keep it updated and competitive with the all-new 2021 Cadillac Escalade, its chief competitor from cross-town rival General Motors. Now, Ford Authority spies have spotted the longer-wheelbase 2022 Lincoln Navigator L in the wild, giving us a great real-world look at the refreshed luxury SUV.
Here, we get a great look at the 2022 Lincoln Navigator L and its new front-end design, which features an updated signature grille and standard adaptive pixel projector headlights. Additionally, the 2022 Navigator is available with new exterior colors – Starlight Gray and Manhattan Green Metallic, which are exclusive to the Black Label trim.
Though we can’t see it from our exterior photos, this 2022 Lincoln Navigator L benefits from a revised interior highlighted by a new 13.2-inch infotainment screen running Ford’s latest SYNC 4 software, as well as a 12-inch digital gauge cluster, a 5.8-inch digital module for second-row passengers with climate and audio controls, and a new head-up display.
Like the Ford F-150 and Ford Mustang Mach-E, the 2022 Navigator also provides over-the-air updates, in this case via Lincoln Enhance. A number of new interior themes are available for 2022, including the Black Label-only Central Park and Invitation, as well as unique wood appliques including Espresso Ash Swirl and Santos Redwood.
The 2022 Navigator’s 30-way Perfect Position Seats provide an updated massage feature to keep the driver and occupants comfy on long road trips, while even the second-row seating offers heat, ventilation, and available Active Motion. Meanwhile, Revel’s Ultimate 3D sound system features 28 speakers and six symphonic chimes recorded by the Detroit Symphony Orchestra that replace standard vehicle alert sounds.
The 2022 Lincoln Navigator will also be the first Lincoln vehicle to offer ActiveGlide – a hands-free highway driving technology that combines Intelligent Active Cruise Control with Speed Sign Recognition and Lane Centering, as Ford Authority was the first to report back in May.
The 2022 Lincoln Navigator is powered exclusively by Ford’s 3.5L EcoBoost V6, which is rated to produce 440 horsepower and 510 pound-feet of torque and is mated to the automaker’s 10-speed automatic transmission. Underneath, Lincoln’s new Adaptive Suspension with Road Preview feature uses 12 sensors and the front-facing camera to constantly monitor inputs and road surfaces and make adjustments and provide the best ride quality possible.
In the rear, the 2022 Navigator features new 3D taillights that provide a display of light that fades from the center outward as a way to welcome the driver to their vehicle, and that same light display fades from the edges to the center as a way to say goodbye, until the next drive, that is.