By Jason Siu
Lincoln is giving a preview of how its next-generation full-size SUV will look.
Introduced on the eve of the 2016 New York Auto Show, the Lincoln Navigator concept looks to bring the brand’s best-known nameplate to a new generation. Its design team drew inspiration from luxury sailboats and yachts when designing the new concept, said Lincoln. As a result, you get a full-size SUV concept with clean, modern lines and a quaint Storm Blue paint finish aimed to mimic the grays and blues of sea and sky. Inside you will find teak finishes, custom gear and even a wardrobe management system.
The 2018 Lincoln Navigator concept is powered by a 3.5-liter twin-turbo V6 engine that delivers over 400 horsepower. It also boasts the nameplate’s most spacious interior yet with six Lincoln-patented Perfect Position Seats that are 30-way adjustable.
Stepping into the cabin itself is an experience, with the concept boasting power gullwing doors, akin to what you see on exotic sports cars. Greeting passengers are fancy concertina steps and a special lighting sequence that is a signature Lincoln feature.
Advanced safety features on the SUV include pre-collision assist with pedestrian detection, a 360-degree camera and enhanced park assist, as well as a lane-keeping system that vibrates the steering wheel to alert drivers when they stray from their lane.
“The all-new Navigator Concept reinforces our commitment to give every Lincoln client what we call quiet luxury – vehicles and experiences that are elegant, effortlessly powerful and serene,” said Kumar Galhotra, president of Lincoln. “This kind of quiet luxury sets Lincoln apart. Now, we’re showing fans of large SUVs how we can exceed their expectations, without being the loudest statement on the road.”
This story originally appeared on AutoGuide.com