First Look: 2015 Lincoln Navigator
Of course, the Lincoln Navigator wasn't the first full-size luxury SUV. That would be the Range Rover. But the Lincoln Navigator provides a historical footnote as the first popular, mainstream luxury SUV--you know, the one that was in all of the rap songs. It was the one that sold in huge quantities; it was said that the Navigator once provided Ford with more than two-thirds of its revenue from Lincoln. Since then, the competition has caught up and surpassed the mighty Lincoln. The Lincoln Navigator was last redesigned in 2007 and bore a face that was from a failed attempt for the company to revive its 1960s style. While other models were refreshed or replaced to eliminate the cross-hatch grille, Lincoln kept it on the Navi.Now, for 2015, Lincoln has seen fit to heavily fortify its big luxury SUV in an attempt to fully modernize its lineup. Large SUVs sell in ever-dwindling numbers, and Cadillac Escalades are now what rappers rhyme on about, but Lincoln will try to change that with the help of a friend called EcoBoost.
Tensions at Audi and VW come to a breaking point among top execs.