Prototypes of the 2025 Lincoln Navigator have been circulating for a number of months, however that is the primary time we have seen one carrying less-modest camouflage, displaying off parts of its new physique and trim for the primary time. Lincoln’s huge household hauler has been round lengthy sufficient — since 2018, actually — that it is due for a redesign. It was up to date in 2022, when it gained BlueCruise (then referred to as Lincoln ActiveGlide, a reputation the model has since left behind) and misplaced slightly horsepower.
From what we are able to see right here, the 2025 Navigator will retain most of its core styling. The belt line crease on its flanks remains to be apparent beneath this camo, as is the gradual taper to the rear portion of the greenhouse. The hood seems to retain its usually gentle form, and actually might even be extra bulbous than the one it replaces. We are able to additionally see from the entrance angle right here that Lincoln is enjoying round with the Navigator’s lighting “signature,” with extra upright elements possible changing the slim, horizontal slits below the present mannequin’s swoopy headlamps.
The modifications within the rear seem to go within the different path. Slightly than softening the tailgate, Lincoln’s designers appear to have put down their sanders in favor of chisels. The sharp outward protrusion beneath the rear glass is new, and we’re guessing it homes a full-width taillight setup much like, however extra pronounced than, the present look.
Particulars stay sparse, however with Cadillac inching ever nearer to releasing the Escalade IQ (it is due subsequent summer season), we would not be stunned to listen to that Lincoln is stepping up its electrification recreation for the following spherical. The corporate’s 10-speed computerized transmission was designed from the bottom as much as deal with a hybrid system. Is it time?