2021 Lincoln Navigator: Specs, Rumors, Hybrid

The upcoming 2021 Lincoln Navigator is the fifth-gen model. This full-size SUV offers plenty of luxury and impressive ride quality. On top of that, Navigator comes with a powerful engine and a long list of tech features. The fourth-generation Navigator arrived almost two years ago. Logically, the 2021 Navigator will introduce mid-cycle refreshments.

However, Cadillac is redesigning its Escalade model so Lincoln needs to provide more major changes. To this moment, changes are just a bunch of speculations. That includes significant facelift, hybrid powertrain, and numerous other upgrades.

2021 Lincoln Navigator exterior

2021 Navigator Exterior Facelift

Speculations are predicting a total facelift. However, that will not happen, at least not in 2021. Lincoln feels it is too early for significant upgrades after all, forth-gen model is relatively fresh. Knowing that the 2021 Lincoln Navigator will arrive with familiar design language. Styling will also remain. Lincoln will only introduce minor visual updates.

As a result, a new full-size SUV will look more subtle and more modern. Some features are slightly enlarged and side profile looks cleaner and more stylish. Lincoln will not offer new optional features, which was another rumor. Significant changes could happen in 2022 and that is also a big question.

2021 Lincoln Navigator grille

Luxurious Interior

We also don’t expect major changes from the inside. The 2021 Lincoln Navigator is mostly a carryover model. The current model was recently refreshed so there is no need for radical moves right now. However, Navigator’s interior looks truly impressive and super-luxurious.

Comfort is perfect and there is plenty of space from the inside. Plush materials are everywhere and the list of standard amenities is long. Rumors are suggesting new interior color schemes. It makes perfect sense, but don’t believe in this rumor until it becomes official.

High-Tech Features

This is the only category where the all-new 2021 Lincoln Navigator will deliver updates. For the start, current Navigator is enough tech-rich so don’t expect major updates. Lincoln will upgrade its smartphone integration, infotainment system, and its 10-inch display. A 14-speaker audio system is improved, along with the navigation, wi-fi hotspot and satellite radio.

A premium 20-speaker sound system is perhaps the most significant addition for 2021. Moreover, new 2021 Navigator will get more safety aids this time. That includes emergency brake assist, forward collision warning, and adaptive cruise control.

2021 Lincoln Navigator interior

Hybrid Speculations

First of all, a hybrid powertrain is the highlight of the newest rumors. No doubt, this will happen n the near future. The 2021 Lincoln Navigator is a good candidate but we predict for a hybrid option to arrive in 2022. We will track those rumors and wait for something official to happen. Besides that, 2021 Navigator will largely remain in terms of performances.

That means a twin-turbo V6 is still in the offer. This engine delivers 450 horses and it comes with a 10-speed automatic gearbox. For the full-size SUV, fuel economy is solid, 16 mpg in the city and 23 mpg on the highway. However, ride quality is superb everything is quiet and transmissions act very smoothly.

2021 Lincoln Navigator Price and Release Date

A small number of updates won’t increase the starting price. The forthcoming 2021 Lincoln Navigator will start at $73,000. This full-size SUV comes with a tone of luxury and it is one of the finest full-size SUVs you can find on the markets. New Navigator will be released in the second half of 2020.

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