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Lincoln Navigator May Get Outclassed By 2024 Escalade

The Lincoln Navigator received a refresh for the 2022 model year following a more comprehensive redesign in 2018, adding some updated tech and revised styling to the large, luxurious SUV. However, the Navigator’s chief rival – the Cadillac Escalade, benefitted from a redesign for the 2021 model year, and is set to receive a refresh for 2024. According to GM Authority, the large luxury barge will get one feature, in particular, that seems likely to outclass the Lincoln Navigator as well – a full-width display panel inside the cabin.

The 2024 Cadillac Escalade will reportedly ditch its current multi-screen format in favor of a large, coast-to-coast panel similar to the 8k, 55-inch unit previously seen in the new Celestiq sedan. Recently, GM Authority spied a 2024 Escalade prototype wearing extensive camouflage on the dash, which would seem to confirm that this is the case. In the Celestiq, this massive screen incorporates the digital instrument cluster and infotainment screen into one unit, along with a passenger-side screen, to boot.

While it’s unclear what the future holds for the Lincoln Navigator at the moment, we do know that some sort of update is expected soon, given the fact that its platform-mate – the Ford Expedition – is set to receive a refresh or redesign for the 2024 or 2025 model year. Thus far, Ford Authority has spotted a number of prototypes out testing, giving us a look at the SUV’s upcoming exterior and interior changes, including a new set of rather large 24-inch wheels and perhaps an entirely new screen setup, too.


With Ford CEO Jim Farley eager to incorporate the latest technology and huge screens into the Lincoln lineup, it wouldn’t be a surprise to see the Lincoln Navigator follow suit with its own coast-to-coast display at some point in the future. In fact, aside from the luxury brand’s Chinese models utilizing these types of screens, the all-new 2024 Lincoln Nautilus recently debuted with an 11.1-inch center touchscreen and the aforementioned coast-to-coast unit.

We’ll have more on everything FoMoCo’s competition is up to soon, so be sure and subscribe to Ford Authority for more Lincoln news, Lincoln Navigator news, and 24/7 Ford news coverage.

Brett's lost track of all the Fords he's owned over the years and how much he's spent modifying them, but his current money pits include an S550 Mustang and 13th gen F-150.

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  1. Richard Jones

    This is nothing new.

  2. Bruce Holberg

    Ford will probably use those FANTASTIC looking screens from the base model Mustang. How many ways can this company shoot itself in the foot?

  3. robh

    Seems like Cadillac is simply buying into the current fad with these touch screens, even when numerous studies have shown consumers are frequently put off by them and annoyed at their complexity. To me, they are downright dangerous as it requires the driver take is eyes off the road more to sift through menus and submenus on these things. They cause “distracted driving”! If they have to have all this electronic gadgets, it should be required they be operable by voice command, something like Siri or Alexa. for me i don’t even trust Siri and would still prefer simple knobs and switches. but for those that have to have gadgets and go with the current fad or rage, if they have to have this crap, the car companies should be required to make these things voice activated and not such that the driver has to take his eyes off the road to scroll through menu choices. its not much better than texting and driving.

    1. Mick1

      Get Off My Front Lawn

  4. DannyE

    Cadillac is conditioning the current Escalade buy with the Celestiq look inside so the ne EV Celescalde won’t be too much of a shock. It has been already announced that the Navi upgrade will pattern after the new Nauti so that look will be better that Cadillac’s coast to coast IP. Now if the Navi could quietly get a V-8 to go after the V-Series.

  5. HankG

    Can the C pillar section be glammed up a little as part of the refresh. Get daring and make the D-side rear windows one big oval on each side inspired by the 1970’s80’s Marks 4-6.

  6. TonyR

    What ever happened to simple basic transportation? Simple is more affordable and economical. How did people ever drive, backup and maneuver a 1959 Cadillac (or any 1960’s or 1970’s barge car) without backup cameras, land departure and automatic braking? You an parallel park one of those with out help you are considered a very good driver. Nowadays you are dependent on your vehicle to do all the functions for you. People today can’t drive as good.

  7. Wayne

    I wish For would get on board with other manufacturers in the same segment as the expedition , navigator, and put nice duel exhaust on the vehicles. The current look is pitiful. Dual exhaust on the F150 would do the truck justice as well. Tired of leavening a black spot on my drywall in the garage from the tailpipe.


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