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Americans reduce the number of off-roaders with 8-cylinder engines

The current premium SUV Lincoln Navigator is harder to compete with rivals from Cadillac, Infiniti, Lexus and Mercedes. Director of the Lincoln brand VanDik Mack said in an interview with Motor Trend that soon the market will see a new generation of Navigator.

 In recent years, the image of off-road vehicles and their owners has undergone significant changes. From the “workhorses”, these cars have become “cool cars”, and instead of farmers and loggers they are driven by very solid and respectable gentlemen, and often even hired drivers. Of course, a lot of light trucks continue to be used for their intended purpose, but in this sector of the market, the spheres of influence are already divided and consumers preferences have long decided.

The new Navigator car will receive Ford F-150 2015 model year platform, as well as Ford engines. Top-manager of Lincoln said the new Navigator will be available exclusively with V6 engines. One of these is the 3.5-liter EcoBoost with 365 power and maximum torque of 555 Nm.

In addition, off-road vehicle is provided with 3.7-liter engine with capacity of 302 liters and 376 N · m). 5.4-liter V8 (310 hp. and 494 N · m), which is installed on the current model, will not be placed on the new generation of the car. In the model range of Ford will be a V8 off-road car. It will be Ford Expedition with 5-liter unit.

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