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  • 2015 Lincoln Navigator puts on a brave face, offers EcoBoost V6 only

    Filed under: Chicago Auto Show, SUV, Lincoln, Luxury, Deep Dive

    Lincoln has finally given its SUV a facelift after seven long years.
    Seven years is a long time. It represents a year of a dog's life and is long enough to cover high school and most of college for the average human. For the auto industry, though, seven years is an absolute eternity. Most vehicles receive clean-sheet redesigns within the span of seven years, usually getting a facelift of some sort after year three or four. Not Lincoln.

    Nope, believe it or not, Lincoln has sold the same vehicle since 2007, adding little more than small mechanical tweaks or new paint options. Yes, we're talking about the Navigator, a full-size sport utility vehicle that hasn't felt fresh and competitive for a while. That's now changed, as Lincoln has finally given its SUV a facelift for model year 2015.

    It hasn't changed dramatically, though. This is still a big, luxury-oriented SUV. It's a body-on-frame vehicle, designed to tow and relax in equal measure. After seeing it in person at a closed backgrounder ahead of its Chicago Auto Show debut, we're left wondering if maybe Lincoln still has any business playing in the realm of the Mercedes-Benz GL, Cadillac Escalade and Range Rover. You can make up your own mind on that front. But while you're doing that, have a look below at just what Lincoln has done to freshen the 2015 Navigator.Continue reading 2015 Lincoln Navigator puts on a brave face, offers EcoBoost V6 only
    2015 Lincoln Navigator puts on a brave face, offers EcoBoost V6 only originally appeared on Autoblog on Thu, 23 Jan 2014 00:01:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
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