2023 Lincoln Navigator gets updated tech & safety features
Already one of the region’s most popular large SUVs, the latest Lincoln Navigator packs in a suite of advanced technologies that make the driving experience both safer and smoother. Lincoln Co-Pilot360, as its name suggests, is always switched on, scanning the road to make drives easy.
Adaptive Suspension with Road Preview is the Navigator’s newest addition to Co-Pilot360 – 12 sensors, including a forward-facing camera, scan body movements, vehicle motion, steering, acceleration, and braking 500 times per second and automatically prompt adjustments up to 100 times a second to mitigate unpleasant impacts. Other standard features include Intersection Assist, which uses camera and radar to alert a driver attempting a left turn of incoming traffic and applies the brakes automatically.
Coming as a standard in the new Lincoln Navigator, Co-Pilot360 comes with Pre-Collision Assist with Automatic Emergency Braking. As you drive, the Navigator uses built-in cameras and radar to continually scan the road ahead for pedestrians or vehicles, warning you of a potential collision and automatically applying the brakes – lowering the risk and severity of potential accidents. Sensors on the Navigator’s front, sides, and rear, as well as a 360-degree camera, means parking this large SUV is faster and safer than you might think.
Another example of the Co-Pilot360 scanning systems can be seen in the Blind Spot Information System and Cross-Traffic Alert, which not only recognizes and alerts you to vehicle’s entering the Navigator’s blind spot but also detects traffic approaching from either side of the SUV when you’re reversing out of a parking spot – as well as braking when it detects a person or object stepping into your direction of travel.
The Lane-Keeping System is a collection of features: Lane-Keeping Alert, Lane-Keeping Aid, and Driver Alert System. The system alerts the driver, based on the mode selected, when the vehicle unintentionally starts to drift from its intended lane, and can provide steering assistance to help the driver bring the vehicle back into the traveling lane if needed. Meanwhile, Evasive Steering Assist aids the driver in avoiding a collision with a slower or stopped vehicle ahead by providing a boost to the steering – this allows the driver to steer with less effort when the collision cannot be avoided by braking alone.
The Navigator’s smart systems also extend to the headlights, with Auto High Beams automatically brightening and dimming when they detect another vehicle, rain, or fog.
There are several optional additional features, most notably Adaptive Cruise Control With Stop-And-Go, which makes life easier during rush-hour traffic by allowing you to set the speed and distance you’d like your Navigator to maintain. Meanwhile, Collision Warning with Brake Support will alert you with a warning chime and light if it senses an imminent collision, and Brake Assist adding sensitivity to the brakes to increase responsiveness.
Ford’s SYNC4 infotainment system
The 2023 Lincoln Navigator also gets the latest Ford’s SYNC4 infotainment system, which can recognize individual voices for hands-free control of an enhanced navigation operating system for making calls, requesting your favorite songs, and more via a new, larger 13.2-inch center screen.
A digital owner’s manual with a key word-driven search function makes it easier than ever to find the information you need about your Navigator and its features, while Apple CarPlay and Android Auto give access to Apple Music, Siri (for sending and receiving text messages), Google Maps, and Google Assistant.
Meanwhile, drivers can configure a reimagined 12-inch heads-up display with the information they want, without needing to take their eyes off the road.
The driver and front passenger seats now offer an upgraded massage system controllable via the touchscreen. Those in the backseat also get a new feature – a new 5.8-inch digital module which gives second-row passengers control over their seat positioning, climate adjustment, and audio settings. Additionally, those in the back get seat ventilation, which comes standard, as well as a massage system – a first for this segment.
Whether it’s seat position, climate preferences, audio settings, or driver-assist features, the new Navigator is capable of remembering the individual profile of different drivers.
To raise the luxury quotient further, Lincoln partnered with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO). The DSO, which has been playing in Detroit for more than 130 years, recorded six unique symphonic chimes for the Navigator. These chimes play in place of standard electronic alerts to inform drivers of everything from unbuckled seatbelts to an open fuel hatch.
These chimes come through the award-winning acoustics of the Revel Ultima 3D audio system – 28 speakers that envelop occupants with multidimensional sound in a truly 360-degree listening experience that has been likened to a concert hall.
Under the hood, things remain the same with the 3.5-liter twin-turbo V6 engine offering 440 horsepower and 631 Nm of torque.
Design-wise, the front end gets updated with a new front grille. Also new adaptive pixel projector headlamps have been added, along with new 3D taillamps.
The 2023 Lincoln Navigator is available across showrooms in the UAE, Saudi Arabia and rest of the GCC now.