The Lincoln Navicross is one of those rebellious vehicles
which refuses to fit neatly into any one vehicle segment.
When it was introduced at the Detroit Motor Show in 2003
Lincoln claimed that it was not just a large saloon car,
and nor did it have the space or off-road potential of
an SUV. Instead it was some sort of compromise which would
have elements of both types of vehicle.
The body shape of the Lincoln Navicross is undeniably
that of a large saloon car, there's no arguing that fact.
However the raised ride height, meaty wheels and tires,
short front and rear overhangs and four-wheel-drive transmission
all combined to give it a small degree of off-road potential.
But when you consider that the closest most SUV and pickup
truck owners get to going 'off-road' is when they pull
into their gravel driveway, it's difficult to see where
a vehicle like the Navicross would come into its own.
It doesn't even have a decent cargo space thanks to the
saloon car profile.
The luxurious interior of the Navicross concept - which
was accessed though conventional front doors and rear-hinged
rear doors - offered spacious seating for four. The seats
were upholstered in cream leather which was contrasted
with tan leather and fabric trim pieces.
Power for the Lincoln Navicross came from a supercharged
4.2 litre V8 engine which was coupled to a five-speed
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Lincoln C Concept
Lincoln Mark X
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