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.
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.
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.
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.