(from Ford Press
Release) 2008 LINCOLN NAVIGATOR AND NAVIGATOR L BRING MORE
STANDARD FEATURES TO FULL-SIZE LUXURY SUVs
Several comfort and convenience features are now standard for
2008, including power liftgate, heated and cooled seats, SIRIUS
Satellite Radio, THX II- Certified audio system, and PowerFold
Convenience: A new Rearview Camera System is added to
Navigators available features for 2008.
Lincoln Navigator L
(Long Wheelbase): Provides an additional 25 cubic feet of cargo
distinctive design: Lincoln Navigators look combines power and
refinement for the American luxury SUV customer
driving experience: Navigators frame and independent suspension
deliver superior ride and handling. Acoustic windshield, thicker
glass and tuned mirrors contribute to
The Lincoln Navigator,
Americas original full-size luxury SUV, continues to deliver
uncompromising levels of luxury, capability, functionality. For
2008, the award-winning Navigator raises the bar by offering many
must-have comfort and convenience features as standard equipment. In
addition, the newly available Rearview Camera System adds even more
appeal for full-size SUV owners.
The Lincoln Navigators expressive design brings a unique elegance
and an unrivaled presence to the full-size luxury-utility segment.
Lincoln Navigator charts its own path, offering confident ride and
handling, outstanding comfort and craftsmanship, and class-leading
capability. Lincoln extends luxury SUV capability with the Lincoln
Navigator L (Long Wheelbase), 15 inches longer than the regular
model and offers luxury buyers an additional 25 cubic feet of cargo
volume behind the third-row seat.
Navigator and Navigator L are both available in 4x2 and 4x4
configurations. All Navigators are built at the Michigan Truck Plant
in Wayne, Mich.
New for 2008
For 2008, Lincoln has
simplified the packaging of the Navigator and Navigator L, making
many optional features standard items.
Standard items now include: Power liftgate; heated and cooled front
seats; PowerFold third-row seats; and a 14-speaker THX
II-Certified audio system with SIRIUS Satellite Radio.
A newly available Rearview Camera System mounts in the rear liftgate
handle and is activated when the vehicle is shifted into reverse,
giving the driver a clear view behind the vehicle or the hitch for
ease of hooking up trailers. The video image is displayed in the
self-dimming rearview mirror.
A Monochrome Limited Edition Package also is new for 2008 and
features a unique badge, along with body-color exterior accents
including lower grille, lower bodyside cladding, upper chrome grille
and power-folding heated mirrors with puddle lamps. This package is
offered in four monochromatic exterior treatments: White Chocolate
Tri-coat, Black Clearcoat, Vapor Silver Clearcoat Metallic and Stone
Green Clearcoat Metallic. Inside, the package includes unique black
carpet and floormats, Ebony wood trim, and unique Stone or Camel
seats with black leather inserts and black piping. A stitched
Lincoln logo is also placed on each headrest.
Three new exterior colors are available for 2008: White Suede
Clearcoat Metallic, Vapor Silver Clearcoat Metallic and Stone Green
Expressive Design Makes a Dramatic
The 2008 Lincoln
Navigators distinctive design combines power and refinement to
deliver Lincoln luxury.
The statement of power begins with the bold chrome grille. The
horizontal and vertical lines are inspired by the Lincoln star,
detailed with sharp, organized surfaces. The precision detailing of
the grille extends into the high-intensity-discharge (HID) projector
headlamps. The lower grille carries through the theme, housing the
integrated fog lamps.
The upper grille is carried into the chiseled chamfers that define
the prominent powerdome hood, reinforcing Lincoln Navigators
The Lincoln Navigator profile is defined by clean, sheer, tapered
surfaces. That design language is consistent throughout the vehicle,
from the smooth quarter panels to the chiseled side mirror shells. A
Lincoln-signature chrome strip highlights the beltline, while chrome
body-side trim extends from the front wheel well to the back for a
tailored appearance. A proud, stable stance on standard 18-inch
machined aluminum wheels or available 20-inch chrome wheels plants
the vehicle to the road.
Lincoln Navigator offers power-deployable running boards. With the
doors closed, the running boards fold out of sight and are perfectly
integrated into the lower body wrap. When one of the side doors is
opened, the running boards fold out in presentation, offering a step
bar for easy ingress and egress.
The taillamps give a nod to the Lincoln MKZ luxury mid-size sedan,
with wing-shaped lamps that cut into the liftgate and wrap around
the vehicle. A bold chrome outline and white inserts in the red
optic areas complete the exterior.
Award-winning Interior Sets the
The Navigators interior
has already received critical acclaim, winning the 2007 Interior of
the Year award for premium-priced trucks as voted by the editorial
staff of Wards Auto World magazine. It features a flow-through
center console that sweeps up into the rectangular eyebrows that
frame the dash panel. The strong graphic presentation is echoed in
the shape of the instrument bezels, a design inspired by popular
rectangular fashion eyewear.
Lincoln Navigator offers the elegance of Dark Ebony or Anigre wood
trim on the console and upper door panels. The wood trim is
bookmatched so the grains are precisely aligned. For example, the
coin-tray cover is laser cut from the center console wood trim for
perfectly matched wood grain.
Details like satin-nickel accents on the center stack, binnacle
inserts and door trim along with chrome accents on cupholder rings
and door releases speak to Lincoln Navigators fine craftsmanship. A
touch of black on the center stack and instrument panel provides
further emphasis of refinement. At night, the interior is bathed in
Lincolns signature cool-white lighting, creating a soothing
Lincoln Signature Seating
contributes to the overall comfort, further improving Lincolns
The standard 10-way power driver and front passenger seats are
designed to comfortably accommodate a diverse group of occupants,
from 4-foot-10 to 6-foot-5, from 90 pounds to 300 pounds.
Power-adjustable pedals and memory functions enable drivers to
fine-tune their positions. The front seats also feature heating and
cooling capability for the ultimate in comfort another Lincoln
Even Lincoln Navigators seat frames are refined to improve comfort
by eliminating the vibration from the floor.
This premium seating extends to the available 40/20/40-split second
row seat and 60/40-split third row, which effortlessly tumble to
create a flat load floor. With seating for up to eight, the Lincoln
Navigator offers 18.2 cubic feet of cargo space, while Navigator L
offers 42.7 cubic feet.
With both the second- and third-row seats folded, the Lincoln
Navigator can accommodate 103.5 cubic feet, while Navigator L offers
a cavernous 128.2 cubic feet.
The second-row seats feature mechanisms that enable one-hand
fold-and-tumble operation to access the third row. For increased
visibility, the second-row head restraints fold forward 90 degrees
to improve driver rear view.
Lincoln Navigators third-row seat folds flat into the floor for
added cargo space. The standard PowerFold third row offers 54.5
cubic feet of cargo space at the touch of a button.
A standard power liftgate provides even more convenience, and uses
side-mounted pistons for improved rear visibility.
Lincoln Navigator offers
a host of features and options that provide a high level of
convenience. The voice-activated DVD-based navigation system
features a 6.5-inch touch screen designed for improved clarity and
incorporates text-to-speech technology that reads and communicates
directions and street names in three languages.
The Navigator is available with the industrys first THX
II-Certified audio system designed by THX, a California company
renowned for its movie theater systems.
Named the Best Audio (Stereo) System by CNET.com in the 2006 Car
Tech Awards and also by PC Magazine in their 2007 Digital Drive
Awards, the THX II system uses the latest in patented THX
technologies to bring the home theater surround sound experience to
the open road. The system uses a 12-channel amplifier to deliver 600
watts of power to a total of 14 speakers, including two subwoofers,
strategically placed in the cabin.
The systems processor takes into consideration bandwidth, peak
audio levels and coverage uniformity to deliver a smooth spectral
balance and wide dynamic range. Multi-channel equalization and
digital signal processing match the speaker placement to the cabin
acoustics to assure this level of performance.
With the push of a button, the system can be configured for three
specific listening modes - Driver, Front Seats and All Seats -
ensuring that all passengers are enjoying optimal sound.
The system also features a fast-loading six-disc changer that reads
CDs in normal audio, MP3 compressed or text formats. The AM/FM tuner
is compatible with the Radio Data Broadcasting System (RDBS) and
displays participating radio station call letters, formats and song
If rear passenger entertainment is in order, Lincoln Navigator has
an available entertainment system with an 8-inch screen and two
wireless headphones to keep the sound contained.
Whisper Quiet Refined Ride
Enjoying the Lincoln
Navigators entertainment offerings is even easier, as engineers
soundly beat their initial targets for interior quietness. The
result is a vehicle that will provide customers with a truly
unexpected quality of quietness on the road.
Noise-dampening insulation is used in the headliner and dash to help
decrease wind and powertrain noise. Noise-absorbing padding is also
used in the carpeting to further reduce tire and road noise. Thicker
side glass and cut-line seals are included for decreased wind noise.
Additionally, when engineers redesigned the 2007 model, they added
structure to the roof to reduce body boom. A stiffer chassis and new
body mounts were incorporated to further isolate road noise and
vibration. Side mirrors were tuned to reduce wind noise in the
cabin, and tire tread designs were optimized to minimize road noise.
Luxury Driving Experience
Lincoln Navigator offers
a confident, refined driving experience commensurate with a luxury
vehicle. The vehicle features a stiff frame for confident handling
and decreased susceptibility to squeaks and rattles. The frame
features a tube-through-tube design, creating one of the stiffest
frames in the industry.
Navigator has an independent rear suspension (IRS) that features a
five-link design, with the fifth link controlling fore/aft movements
while the short and long arms control lateral forces. This allows
for greater control of wheel movement, as well as enabling lighter
suspension components for improved response.
Power is provided by Lincoln Navigators 5.4-liter, 3-valve V-8
engine, mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission, that generates
300 horsepower and 365 pound-feet of torque. A wide-ratio, 6-speed
transmission has smaller steps between gears than a typical 4-speed
automatic and offers improved shift quality and faster acceleration.
With a wide 6.02:1 gear ratio and two overdrive gears (fifth and
sixth), the Lincoln Navigators 6-speed offers up to a 7 percent
increase in fuel economy on the highway over a typical 4-speed
Standard AdvanceTrac with RSC
(Roll Stability Control)
confident handling helps prevent accidents from occurring. Lincoln
Navigators safety system features a comprehensive package of
features, including standard AdvanceTrac with RSC, which utilizes
two gyroscopic roll rate sensors to enhance the vehicles rollover
Additional standard safety features include:
second-generation driver and front-passenger air bags that
tailor deployment based on crash severity, safety belt usage and
Canopy side curtain air bags designed to activate in rollovers
and side impacts for enhanced head protection.
air bags for the first row and energy-absorbing knee bolsters
and glove box for the front passenger.
Frame design meets
the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers vehicle-to-vehicle
frontal crash compatibility voluntary agreement.
Key Features and Options:
include: 300 hp 5.4-liter V-8 engine with 6-speed automatic
transmission; Genuine wood, leather, and satin nickel trim; 18-inch
machined aluminum wheels; HID headlamps; Dual-zone electronic air
temperature control; THX II-Certified audio system with 14
speakers, six-disc player compatible with normal audio, MP3
compressed or text format CDs; MP3 audio input jack; SIRIUS
Satellite Radio; 10-way power adjustable driver/passenger seat with
power lumbar and recline; Auxiliary climate control; Power
adjustable pedals; Keyless entry keypad; Power liftgate; Power-Fold
third-row fold-flat seat; Heated and cooled front seats; Tire
Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS); AdvanceTrac with RSC; Three-row
Safety Canopy side curtain air bags; Front seat-mounted side air
bags; Chrome exhaust tip; Dual power-folding mirrors with memory,
integrated turn signal and puddle lamps; Reverse Sensing System;
Driver memory seats and mirrors.
Navigator L unique standard features include: 25 cubic feet of
additional cargo space, Cargo management system and power running
Options include: Monochrome Limited Edition Package; Elite Package;
Trailer Tow Package; 20-inch Chrome Aluminum Wheels; Chrome Hood
Accent; Premium Leather Seats with Piping; Rear Seat DVD
Entertainment System; Power deployable running boards and Power
First-generation Navigator propels Lincoln to U.S. luxury brand
2003 A complete
redesign includes a fully independent suspension, bold exterior
design and acclaimed interior reminiscent of the 1961 Lincoln
becomes available with RSC (Roll Stability Control)
include exterior design refinements and the new three-valve
5.4-liter V-8 engine and 6-speed automatic transmission
receives a significantly freshened exterior, chassis refinements
and an all-new interior; Navigator L joins Navigator lineup
Navigator ranks second in the Large Premium MAV (Multi-Activity
Vehicle) segment in J.D. Power and Associates 2007 Initial
Lincoln Navigator receives a Vehicle Satisfaction Award from
AutoPacific, Inc., as the top performing vehicle among Luxury
The editorial staff of Wards Auto World honor the 2007 Lincoln
Navigator with the Premium-Priced Truck Interior of the Year