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Lincoln Navigator Refresh Will Get Nautilus-Inspired Cues

Ford Authority has kept a close eye on the forthcoming Ford Expedition refresh – in fact, our photographers have spotted prototypes undergoing testing on multiple occasions, including one sporting 24-in wheels, another showing off major changes to the interior, along with an Expedition Timberline clad in camo. Now, sources familiar with the matter have exclusively told us that FoMoCo’s luxury arm, Lincoln, is also hard at work on a Lincoln Navigator refresh, and one that will borrow elements from the 2024 Lincoln Nautilus.

2024 Lincoln Nautilus

2022 Lincoln Navigator

According to Ford Authority sources, the design language of the refreshed Navigator will closely resemble that of the new Nautilus, particularly when it comes to the rear of the vehicle. The luxury SUV’s liftgate will resemble the one found on the 2024 Nautilus, representing a comprehensive shift over the current Navigator. The front end of the Lincoln Navigator refresh will also share cues with the Nautilus. At this time, the finer details of this redesign aren’t clear, but it’s worth noting that the 2024 Nautilus gained a coast-to-coast lightbar, a lighting signature that would lend itself well to the Navigator refresh.

2024 Lincoln Nautilus

2022 Lincoln Navigator

As for the luxury SUV’s interior, an overhaul is also expected. This will likely include a coast-to-coast display, which will likely incorporate a digital instrument cluster visible to the driver, while the center stack portion and passenger’s side of the screen will offer infotainment controls. This would make the Lincoln Navigator refresh a formidable opponent to the impending Cadillac Escalade refresh, as the rival luxury SUV will gain a large coast-to-coast infotainment screen of its own.

2022 Lincoln Navigator interior

The 2022 Lincoln Navigator refresh brought some updates to the luxury SUV, including a restyled exterior and a new interior, adding a 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. The 2023 model year, meanwhile, continued on largely unchanged, save for the deletion of one exterior color and the addition of another.

We’ll keep you up to date on the Lincoln Navigator refresh, so be sure and subscribe to Ford Authority for more Lincoln newsLincoln Navigator news, and nonstop Ford news coverage.

Alexandra is a Colorado-based journalist with a passion for all things involving horsepower, be it automotive or equestrian.

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  1. LB

    Ono more refresh?

    1. Rinzler

      Because there are different levels to a refresh and the bones of the Navigator are still good…

      The biggest issue with the Navigator currently is not it’s suspension or powertrain, it’s the interior technology and exterior styling.

  2. HankG

    Tease us with a V8 Red Label Edition.

  3. c

    Given how drastic the changes apparently are, it’s weird you guys are calling it a refresh. If it’s supposed to follow the lead of the Expedition, it’s going to be a huge redesign. Even though the whole vehicle is covered in camp, the differences between the current and future versions are instantly noticeable from the side profile. If it also takes after the Nautilus and soon-to-be Aviator design language, the grille and rear end will be vastly different, and the Nav might even adopt the screen layout of the Nautilus. It would make sense. The bigger two row comes with more tech, the bigger 3 row might be the same way. It would also finally put some distance between it and the Aviator, which is expected to use the 13.2 inch screen and a new Android Automotive system.


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