Lincoln Black Label Navigator at 2018 SEMA

Lincoln Black Label Navigator at 2018 SEMA

A customized Lincoln Black Label Navigator, specially ordered by Jay Leno, will make its debut and share center stage with the noted car enthusiast at this year’s SEMA show, which runs through Nov. 2. This long-wheelbase Lincoln Navigator, with its spacious interior and sleek, powerful lines, will be the only vehicle at the Jay Leno’s Garage Advanced Vehicle Care show stand. It has been customized by Van Nuys, California-based Galpin Motors & Auto Sports under the direction of the Lincoln Design Studio.

“Lincoln Navigator has an incredibly strong presence,” says Robert Parker, director of marketing, sales and service for The Lincoln Motor Company. “Even after adding personalized touches through the customization process, it remains instantly recognizable as a Lincoln.” The vehicle features a Chroma Crystal Blue exterior with a Lincoln Black Label Yacht Club theme inside. This traditional theme, one of the most popular selections for Navigator buyers, showcases Coastal Blue Venetian and Blue Bay Alpine leather.

The personalization stays on point with the Lincoln brand, says Lincoln Chief Designer Earl Lucas. Exterior customizations include a two-tone body color repaint, the addition of darker privacy glass with a smoky tint, darker chrome accents and distinctive wheels. Inside, changes include new seating color accents, the wrapping of additional touch points in supple Venetian leather and special backlit sill plates, to name a few.

2019 Gets a Technology and Price Bump

2019 Gets a Technology and Price Bump

The 2019 Lincoln Continental will reportedly start at $47,140 – which is an increase of $985 over the 2018. The base model is getting some important driving assistance features, such as automated emergency braking – useful when a collision is imminent and you haven’t touched your brakes yet, blind-spot monitoring, adaptive cruise control – which is very handy on long trips, and lane keep assist – which is a great second pair of eyes in the event you get distracted by another driver browsing Facebook instead of keeping his or her eyes on the road. 

The Continental Select’s price rises by $1,830. the new MSRP will be $56,830. It doesn’t appear anything is added other than the aforementioned safety features above. The Continental Reserve is said to get at least a $4,925 price bump to $60,705 –  but receives the technology package – which includes HUD (head up display), the climate package and parking assistance. The climate package includes heated rear seats, a heated steering wheel and windshield wiper de-icer. The Continental Select also gets a 13 speaker Revel sound system.

Lincoln MKX, MKZ Hybrid Earn Placement on “Vincentric Best Fleet Value in America” List

Lincoln MKX, MKZ Hybrid Earn Placement on “Vincentric Best Fleet Value in America” List

DEARBORN, Mich., April 25, 2018 – The Lincoln Motor Company continues its winning run with fleet customers as it earns coveted spots on Vincentric Best Fleet Value in America awards list for 2018. The awards recognize vehicles that provide fleet customers with the lowest cost of ownership. Lincoln is no stranger to the list. Lincoln MKZ Hybrid Premiere is a five-time Luxury Hybrid winner, and Lincoln MKX Premiere is a two-time winner in the Luxury Mid-Size SUV/Crossover category.

To determine the 2018 Vincentric Best Fleet Value in America™ awards, Vincentric performed a cost-of-ownership analysis measuring over 2,500 vehicle configurations based on typical fleet use. Using eight different cost factors – depreciation, fees & taxes, financing, fuel, insurance, maintenance, opportunity cost, and repairs – each vehicle was evaluated in all 50 states plus D.C. using 28 different lifecycle scenarios.

Winners were identified by determining which vehicles had the lowest fleet lifecycle cost in the most scenarios within its segment. Learn more at www.vincentric.com.