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.