lincoln adds massive gullwing doors to six passenger navigator concept
all images courtesy of lincoln

 

 

 

american automaker lincoln redefined the large luxury SUV market in 1997 with the ‘navigator’, and for the 2016 new york auto show, reanimated it with a concept for clients interested in better performance, more space and the latest gullwing door trend. the design team drew influences from luxury sailboats and yachts when creating the concept. this impacted everything from clean – contemporary lines and ‘storm blue’ paint on the exterior that mimics the grays and blues of sea and sky, to the teak finish custom closet found in the trunk.lincoln-navigator-concept-2016-new-york-auto-show-designboom-02
the lincoln ‘navigator concept’ 

 

 

 

the ‘navigator concept’ features a 3.5 liter twin-turbo V6 engine delivering more than 400 horsepower that adapts to different road surfaces and changing weather conditions. drivers can choose several modes to improve ride and handling, with each accompanied by a matching digital animation on the dashboard. 

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designers at lincoln took style cues for luxury sailboats and yachts

 

 

 

inside, the leather-wrapped seats are rendered in light blue and can be adjusted in 30 different ways to best support different body types. at the rear, a custom wardrobe management system holds gear, while a 360-degree camera and enhanced park assist feature create an image that allows drivers to see all around the vehicle. a lighting sequence welcomes passengers through power gullwing doors and deployable concertina steps. the concept draws attention to the changing design demands lincoln looks to implement in future models. 

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the concept is powered by a 3.5 liter twin-turbo V6 engine

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the custom wardrobe management system 

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the gullwing doors access both the front and rear passengers 

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the front dashboard 

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each seat includes a widescreen touchscreen display 

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the concept presented at the 2016 new york auto show 

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the LED lighting arrangement