Automotive News is reporting that Lincoln is still planning to unleash a volley of seven new or substantially improved vehicles by 2014. Those of you with a calendar will note that the date is barely more than two years away, and so far, we haven't heard word one about the company's new product offensive. That is, until now. The Ford luxury brand has tipped its hand, explaining that its vehicles will receive significant revisions that include new sheet metal, altered wheel bases and new front and rear overhangs to differentiate the pack from the rest of the Dearborn family tree.

The aging Navigator will receive a light warm-over with the addition of a slight restyle for 2012 along with a range of new engines borrowed from the F-150. That means that buyers will be able to plop the new 3.5-liter Ecoboost V6 engine behind the headlights if they so choose. Additionally, the Ford Kuga CUV (or rather, its replacement, previewed by the Vertrek concept) is likely to show up on Lincoln lots sometime in 2013.

UPDATE: Lincoln Communications Manager Christian Bokich says that while the Navigator will receive the EcoBoost V6 in the near future, the engine won't be available for 2012.


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      diffrunt
      • 3 Years Ago
      My pet peeve , on any vehicle, is the indiscriminate application of brightwork, as evidenced on this Lincoln.
      Frisky_Dingo
      • 3 Years Ago
      There is no measure as to how bad this thing, and the Expedition, need this engine. That 5.4 is a freaking boat anchor. How about updating the rest of the vehicle, though?
      ACSRHS
      • 3 Years Ago
      Well, Lincoln won the chrome contest......
      CruzControl
      • 3 Years Ago
      COME ON LINCOLN! WE'RE READY! I've really been anticipating this moment from Lincoln. I'm so confident these new revisions will lead the way to Lincoln of the future. I see Lincoln as the German's Audi. They will be technological wonders, with FRESH sheet metal, and powerful ecoboost engines! (Complete with AWD) ...you guys get ready, I know I am! Cadillac will be the performance/luxury brand, while Lincoln leads the way with tech/luxury. Smarter people will choose Lincoln in the future.
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      Hazdaz
      • 3 Years Ago
      Look kids... that is what a dinosaur looks like!
      Unknown
      • 3 Years Ago
      God. That thing is such an eyesore.
      jamiescale
      • 3 Years Ago
      This just in: No one cares! Until the Navigator gets its braces off and receives a meaningful refresh it will continue to languish.
      tenspeeder
      • 3 Years Ago
      Every Navigator leaves the factory as if a blind guy customized it before releasing it. Horrid.
      mylz
      • 3 Years Ago
      FAIL
        Susan
        • 3 Years Ago
        @mylz
        The Navigator's not a fail, but its buyers sure are. Mega fail.
      rover'd
      • 3 Years Ago
      That is one ugly vehicle...
      soundbargaming
      • 3 Years Ago
      Who approves these designs? Its terrible. I don't understand people who buy SUVs for people movers. Vans are much more comfortable and efficient, especially the new Oddessy.
        Paul P.
        • 3 Years Ago
        @soundbargaming
        Depends what your needs are. Minivans are car based, full sized SUVs are truck based. The latter has some advantages when it comes to durability, towing, off-road ability, and ease of repair. Personally, I find truck based SUVs to ride nicer on the highway, as the body-on-frame design allows for more isolation of the cabin from road noise and vibration (vs. a unibody design)
          soundbargaming
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Paul P.
          A Tahoes middle bench doesn't even recline making it terrible for long trips. The new Sienna reclines and has an ottoman. Comfort only matched by a Maybach. And being truckbased, the Tahoes ride was far bouncier than the the Sienna or Oddessy.
        dukeisduke
        • 3 Years Ago
        @soundbargaming
        Mainly because minivans became associated with women. Toyota has countered by adding an SE model to the Sienna range (different grille and bumpers, ground effects package, 19" wheels, Altezza-style LED taillights). I thought they wouldn't sell any (like the old Corolla XRS) but to my surprise, I'm starting to see a lot of the SE models on the road.
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