If you see a 2019 Lincoln Navigator rolling through your town, it’s no secret that Lincoln designers pulled no punches when it came to adorning it with abundant amounts of chrome trim. While the chromey bits help add a higher degree of flash and substance to the Navigator’s core DNA, they also keep some buyers looking for a sportier vibe out of showrooms. Lincoln didn’t want to be left behind, and has added several minor but key revisions for the 2020 model year.
Before we look at some of the other updates that lurk underneath the skin, we might as well focus on the three styling packages that will certainly be noticed by buyers, as well as casual observers. The Monochromatic package itself is modeled after similar monochromatic schemes found in other luxury SUV models, and simply replaces the chrome trim with body color accents. This includes the side vents, other minor pieces of trim, and even the front grille. That latter item though still retains its strong visual presence, and that should please concerned loyalists.
Buyers looking to add this package to a tricked out Black Label variant will be out of luck, with Lincoln limiting its avalibility to only Reserve models. Also, only three colors will be avalible (white, grey, or black.)
In addition to these packages, Lincoln also updated the standard equipment list for all Navigator models. Heated and cooled seats, power running boards, wireless charging, and even Ford’s latest version of its CoPilot360 system are all standard issue this time around. The latter item includes essentials such as blindspot monitoring, lane keep assist, pedestrian detection, automatic high beam headlights, and even automatic emergency braking capability.
Lincoln’s novel Phone As A Key system also makes its inaugural apperance on the Navigator, and like on the Aviator and Corsair, it allows owners to use their phone as a key. The app also allows others to have access to the car if necessary, as well as controlling other aspects of the Navigatoro including its climate controls.
The 2020 Lincoln Navigator is expected to land in Lincoln showrooms this November, with pricing expected to be announced just prior to its arrival on inventory lots. Lincoln did not reveal any performance hardware changes in its press release, so look for the Raptor derived 3.5 liter twin-turbocharged V6 and its silky smooth eight speed automatic to resume their respective tours of duty unchanged for the new model year.