The 2020 Lincoln Navigator will add new styling options and a whole bunch of added standard features for the upcoming model year.
Ford is having a great year in the big SUV department. The Lincoln Navigator is particularly popular, having sold 39,109 in the first 6 months of 2019. Navigators haven’t moved that fast since the heady days of 2001 when gas was cheap and people were still trying to figure out how the internet worked.
You could chalk up the Navigator’s current success to the general popularity of big trucks and SUVs in America currently, but Ford prefers to think that Lincoln offers a feature-packed vehicle in a fresh and interesting package. That’s why they’re continuing with that theme for the 2020 model year and offering the Navigator with a new Monochromatic Package as well as a bunch of new standard features.
The Monochromatic Package is pretty much what it says on the tin. With this package, you get a Navigator that has been painted to be one of three colors--black, white, or grey--and everything that used to be shiny chrome is instead painted the same color as the rest of the vehicle. That means the grille, side vents, and all the little bits of trim.
“The monochromatic palette emphasizes the strong lines of the Navigator,” says Earl Lucas, Lincoln chief designer. “It’s a perfect color scheme for a full-size luxury SUV, and it offers clients another way to personalize their new Navigator.”
This package will only be available on the highest Reserve trim, so everyone else will still have shiny chrome.
What’s somewhat more exciting are all the new standard features that the Navigator gets. Power running boards, heated and vented front seats, wireless charging, and the latest version of the Ford’s CoPilot360 suite are now all standard on every Navigator.
CoPilot360 includes a host of driver-assist features, such as auto high-beams, blind-spot monitor and cross-traffic alert, lane-keeping with driver alert, lane-keeping assist, pre-collision emergency braking, forward collision warning, pedestrian detection, and a rearview camera.
Also standard for 2020 is Ford's Phone As A Key feature, which allows owners to use a downloadable app to do a bunch of remote things that would normally be buttons on a key fob. It was initially introduced in the new Aviator, while the Navigator will receive it when the 2020 model arrives in November.