FoMoCo revealed the refreshed 2022 Lincoln Navigator in August 2021, bringing a host of welcome updates to the luxury marque’s flagship vehicle. One of the newest additions is an updated rear-seat entertainment system dubbed Lincoln Play. Now, Ford Authority has learned that the rear-seat entertainment system has been delayed, as it’s currently listed as “late availability” in Lincoln’s official Navigator build and price tool.
The rear-seat entertainment system in the 2022 Lincoln Navigator was revised by adding Amazon’s Fire TV 10, which enables backseat passengers to access a variety of media through multiple entertainment applications. Mounted to the back of the front seat headrests, the system’s high-definition screens measure 10.1-inches in size. With integrated Bluetooth along with 16 gigabytes of storage, rear passengers are able to stream TV, and movies, as well as listen to music, search information both manually and through Alexa voice remotes, and play video games on-the-go.
Priced at $2,100, the optional rear entertainment system is typically available on Reserve and Black Label models. It is currently unclear when models with the system will go into production.
As a reminder, the 2022 Lincoln Navigator sports a freshened appearance thanks to a new front-end design, which is highlighted by an updated signature grille flanked by standard adaptive pixel projector headlights. In the rear, new 3D taillights provide an interesting display of light that fades from the center outward as a way to welcome the driver to their vehicle, then fading from the edges to the center as a way to bid farewell. A pair of new exterior colors – Starlight Gray and Manhattan Green Metallic (exclusive to Black Label models) – join the Navigator’s palette as well.
Inside, the 2022 Lincoln Navigator features a new and larger 13.2-inch infotainment screen with SYNC 4, 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. Lincoln Enhance keeps the full-size luxury SUV current via wireless over-the-air (OTA) updates. A number of new interior themes are available for the 2022 model year, including the Black Label-only Central Park and Invitation, as well as unique wood appliques including Espresso Ash Swirl and Santos Redwood.
Lincoln has also upgraded the massage system in the 2022 Navigator’s 30-way Perfect Position Seats, while second-row seats gain standard features including heating, ventilation, and available Active Motion. Revel’s Ultimate 3D sound system provides a substantial 28 speakers and six symphonic chimes recorded by the Detroit Symphony Orchestra that replace standard vehicle alert sounds.
Perhaps most significantly, the 2022 Navigator will be the first Lincoln vehicle to offer ActiveGlide – the luxury marque’s hands-free highway driving technology that combines Intelligent Active Cruise Control with Speed Sign Recognition and Lane Centering, which Ford Authority was the first to report back in May of 2021. At launch, ActiveGlide will offer drivers 130,000 miles of hands-free highway driving across North America.
The 2022 Lincoln Navigator is powered by Ford’s twin-turbo 3.5L EcoBoost V6 engine rated at 440 horsepower and 510 pound-feet of torque. The boosted six mates to FoMoCo’s 10-speed automatic transmission. In the handling department, the refreshed SUV features Lincoln’s new Adaptive Suspension with Road Preview feature, which uses 12 sensors and the front-facing camera to constantly monitor inputs and road surfaces and make adjustments to ensure the most supple ride possible.
Production of the 2022 Lincoln Navigator is underway at the Ford Kentucky Truck Plant, as Ford Authority reported last month. The updated Navigator is more expensive than the pre-refreshed models, as Ford Authority recently reported.