Lincoln Motor Company is currently undergoing reinvention. Ford’s luxury marque has, arguably, seen a harder fall from grace than Cadillac. But, that’s a different debate for a different day.
On thing Cadillac has always had going for it, though, is the Escalade. The body-on-frame SUV has continued to be a sales success over the years and oozes exclusivity the brand wishes its other vehicles did. So, can the newly-revealed, 2018 Lincoln Navigator L take a piece of the Escalade’s pie?
It may have the right stuff. Lincoln has pampered the Navigator L with a new Black Label “Destination” trim. The brand says the design motif was inspired by vintage luggage and looks classy with a capital “C.” Mahogany Red leather, detailed diamond weave on the seats, and khaya wood appliqués provide a subtle, yet striking, contrast.
Outside, the Lincoln Navigator L is massive. It’s nearly one foot longer and boasts 15 additional cubic feet of space. That figure gives it better cargo space than the Escalade ESV, too. Lincoln has also elongated the rear doors for easier exiting and entering.
The “Black Label” badge also warrants special treatment for customers as well. VIP perks such as personal shopping, specialized service and even a culinary experience are included.
We don’t know what Cadillac HQ has planned for a new Escalade, but there’s no denying the Navigator has stepped up its game. Head to Ford Authority for a full breakdown of the new luxury SUV.