Lincoln has officially unveiled the 2015 Navigator, ahead of its debut at the Chicago Auto Show.


Designed to tackle the Cadillac Escalade, the facelifted Navigator has been equipped with a bulging hood and a "split-wing" grille that is flanked by LED-infused HID headlights. Moving further back, we can see chrome trim, redesigned taillights and 20-inch aluminum wheels.

The cabin comes nicely equipped with a leather and wood steering wheel, a push-button ignition and a MyLincoln Touch infotainment system. The model also has higher quality materials, revised switchgear and PowerFold third-row seats.

If that's not impressive enough, the Reserve Package adds "ultra-luxurious leather" seats, a leather-wrapped dashboard and Ziricote wood trim. The package also has 22-inch polished aluminum wheels.

Under the hood, the 5.4-liter V8 engine has been replaced by a new twin-turbo 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6. Detailed performance specifications were not released but Lincoln says it will produce at least 370 bhp (276 kW) and 430 lb-ft (582 Nm) of torque. The engine will be connected to a six-speed automatic transmission which can be paired to an optional Control Trac Four-Wheel-Drive system.

The Navigator can also be equipped with Lincoln Drive Control with Continuously Controlled Damping. Lincoln says the system "monitors multiple vehicle sensors and road conditions every two milliseconds and adjusts the suspension needs accordingly" to ensure a smooth ride.

The 2015 Lincoln Navigator will go on sale this fall and pricing will be announced closer to launch.

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