2015 Lincoln Navigator Teased, Debuts on Thursday, Gets 3.5L V6 EcoBoost [Updated]

In response to GM’s pending launch of not one, but three new (related) full-size SUVs, including the 2015 Cadillac Escalade, GMC Yukon and Chevy Tahoe/Suburban, Ford has prepared a redesign for its luxury-orientated Lincoln Navigator, which according to a purportedly official document that surfaced online, will occur tomorrow, January 23.

Along with the text that outlines the changes for the 2015 Navigator, Lincoln itself posted a dark teaser of the large SUV on its Instagram page.

From what we understand, it will be a facelift and not an all-new model, sporting redesigned front and rear ends, and an updated interior that will benefit from FoMoCo’s latest tech goods.

More importantly, the document confirms previous rumors that Lincoln will introduce its 3.5-liter V6 turbocharged EcoBoost gasoline engine to the lineup, though, it’s not clear yet if it will replace or complement the existing 5.4-liter V8 engine.

You can read the release that was shared on FordInsideNews in full below.

Update: Reader Allan C. who tipped us the first time on the 2015 Navigator, sent us a second teaser photo released on Lincoln’s social media pages

[From Lincoln Release]

Breaking Lincoln News:

Tomorrow, Jan. 23, we will publicly debut the new 2015 Lincoln Navigator, which offers a fresh interpretation of the classic vehicle with updated exterior and interior design as well as powertrain enhancements. The redesigned front end is more chiseled and features Lincoln’s signature split-wing grille.

The interior enhancements in the Navigator also will provide significant benefits to our customers, including best-in-class cargo volume and capability, push-button start, SYNC with MyLincoln Touch, the new Lincoln steering wheel wrapped in Walsdorf leather and the new Reserve Package, which Includes 22-inch wheels and ultra-luxurious leather with premium Ziricote wood trim.

Navigator also will receive more power and fuel efficiency with the 3.5-liter EcoBoost engine. This powertrain enhancement along with available Lincoln Drive Control with Continuously Controlled Damping, electric power-assisted steering and puddle lamps that create a welcome mat below both front doors offer a new level of elegance will provide existing and new customers with a powerful upgrade that is desired in this segment.

Visit the Lincoln Tab on @FordOnline tomorrow for more details on the 2015 MY Navigator.

But before it goes public, you are invited to see the new Navigator firsthand. Please stop by the WHQ Auditorium today between 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Lincoln team members will be there to answer your questions.

Wildly popular when it was first introduced in the late 1990s, Navigator led the luxury SUV segment for more than a decade and still remains one of the most recognizable nameplates in the Lincoln lineup.

With the changes you see in the new Navigator today, we are confident that we will continue to be competitive in the segment. You can expect to see the new 2015 Navigator in dealer showrooms this fall.

PHOTO GALLERY

Waymo Publishes Guidelines On How First Responders Should Deal With Self-Driving Cars

Dealing with an autonomous vehicle accident is different than most.

Aston Martin Gets Outside Help For The Valkyrie’s Composite Parts

TenCate joins the long list of partners helping make the Aston Martin Valkyrie project a reality.

Consumer Reports Issues Safety Warning For Four Child Car Seats

Those child car seats performed poorly in Consumer Reports’ recent safety tests that are more rigorous than the federal ones.

Jaguar F-Type SVR Vs. Mercedes-AMG E63 S Drag Race Is Incredibly Close

The two cars might be as different as they come, but their 0-100 km/h acceleration times are similar.

Man Returns From Hospital, Finds Local Council Had Crushed His BMW By Mistake

The worst part is that the 3-Series was actually destroyed two weeks after he informed the police of its disappearance .

Audi A8 Challenges BMW 7-Series To A Driving Dynamics Face-Off

Both flagships feature six-cylinder twin-turbo engines and all-wheel drive, but only one can be the winner.

Fire Consumes Lamborghini Huracan Performante, Bystanders Seem Amused

The exact cause is unknown, but the fire did erupt at the Huracan’s engine bay.

2019MY VW Atlas 2.0T Will Be Available In A Single Trim Level Priced At $31,890

Strangely, the AWD 2019 Atlas V6 is more affordable than the FWD version.

Peugeot Announces Electrified Sports Vehicles, Will Launch Them After 2020

Company CEO said electrified models will be exciting as “boredom will never be part of our DNA”.

Vauxhall’s New Corsa GSi Is Too Expensive For Its Own Good

With the same price as the much more powerful Ford Fiesta ST, the new Corsa GSi appears doomed from the start.