Navigator


Specracer

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The wraps are off the navigator (and dumpsters will be full of large pieces of camo, inDearborn today). Huge screen on the dash. Huge vehicle.

I hope the Aviator comes back (explorer based Lincoln).

http://truckyeah.jalopnik.com/the-2018-lincoln-navigator-is-a-450-horsepower-fancy-fr-1794242737
 

DBK

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We need this so bad. Mrs. Leadfoot is terrible with our current one. Now she'll probably get 6 mpg.
 

Ed Sims

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Looks great! Maybe Heidi might need a Flex replacement for hauling the grandkids around.

Ed
 

Specracer

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And the problem is (while gas prices start with a 2, vs a 4)?

We need this so bad. Mrs. Leadfoot is terrible with our current one. Now she'll probably get 6 mpg.
 

djs

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Fields on CNBC with Navigator right now. Looks pretty good.
 

Sinovac

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That's a good looking truck.
 

texas mongrel

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Pretty close to the concept version too, although without the awesome giant gullwing doors
 

GTMD

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Wow! That is a truly great looking ride.

Question though: What's up with the LCD screens nowadays that are mounted outside of the dash? Seriously looks like a poorly designed aftermarket accessory as opposed to a well thought out integrated package. I know nearly all manufacturers do it but can someone explain why? What's the rationale? Aesthetically speaking it seems like a poor choice to me. I mean I don't go around and mount my 4k TVs 3 feet out from the walls in my house...then why would I want that in my car? Sorry, I just had to ask.
 

Awsum GT

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Awesome vehicle... I saw the gullwing version in Toronto... I was told almost everything on the concept except the gullwing doors would make it to the street version. Can't wait to see the new version in person.
 

DBK

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Wow! That is a truly great looking ride.

Question though: What's up with the LCD screens nowadays that are mounted outside of the dash? Seriously looks like a poorly designed aftermarket accessory as opposed to a well thought out integrated package. I know nearly all manufacturers do it but can someone explain why? What's the rationale? Aesthetically speaking it seems like a poor choice to me. I mean I don't go around and mount my 4k TVs 3 feet out from the walls in my house...then why would I want that in my car? Sorry, I just had to ask.
Making screens flush entails adding extra bulk to the dashboard, which is especially problematic with the larger screens.
 

Awsum GT

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doesn't bother me... have them in some of my rides... sometimes easier to use when mounted that way.
 

GTMD

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Cool. Very interesting. Thank you both for the explanation. Still bothers my eye but I can see the benefits from a structural engineering point of view.
 

txviper

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Now if they will just bring back the Excursion........all will be right in the world!
 

Specracer

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Also keep in mind, I would assume it's also a touchscreen, so will also have to be in reach, of the 4'10" "soccer mom" further adding to the bulk, if flush.
 

Mike Mosing

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Had a Navigator when my kids were younger. It was SO much better than a Mini Van. Now the kids are all growed up a I buy two seaters now. I'm happy to see it available to the next gen.
 

Specracer

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More. Note the "shifter" it's the push buttons under the air vents under the screen.

http://jalopnik.com/the-lincoln-navigator-is-the-enormous-suv-lincoln-final-1794259640
 

GTMD

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More. Note the "shifter" it's the push buttons under the air vents under the screen.

http://jalopnik.com/the-lincoln-navigator-is-the-enormous-suv-lincoln-final-1794259640
Interesting. Is that what those are? Not a fan of the "turbine" wheels but the rest of it is very classy looking. Another job well done!
 

nautoncall

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Now if they will just bring back the Excursion........all will be right in the world!
I agree, but you do have the mack daddy EX. 250K miles on my first, and have 135K on my current one. My wife hates to drive it.

2003 Ford Excursion.jpg

I had a 03 Navigator and loved the ride. Bet the current is amazing. It does look great.
 
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texas mongrel

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Saw the new Navigator at NYIAS last week, very impressive, especially the beautiful interior. Currently trying to pry Roz out of her Lexus
 

Bill I.

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It's certainly a big leap forward from the last model. The interior is simply wonderful.