The invitation to “Date Night” from Hassett Lincoln of Wantagh meant an opportunity to not only test-drive the 2014 Lincoln MKZ, their sleek luxury sedan, but to cruise around the town with a new car for the night.
At first look, I notice the stunning design that is the signature Lincoln split-wing front grill. Our salesman, Doug Hacker, gave us the full concierge treatment, introducing us to the MKZ ‘s luminous dashboard with safety features galore, driver assist technology, Bluetooth wireless and the advanced audio sound system. Now we’re ready for a good time, as my wife and I — music playing loud—were on our way to celebrate my birthday.
The 2015 Lincoln Navigator is here!
Building on the DNA of a legendary brand first introduced in the late 90s, the newly redesigned – and reinvented – 2015 Lincoln Navigator truly takes power, beauty and performance to a stunning new level in the full-sized luxury SUV market.
It’s a complete rethink of what made the Navigator such a driving icon in the first place.
In fact, we’re amazed at how many upgrades and improvements Ford has design engineered into an already segment-leading vehicle. Here’s just a sampling of what’s new in the 2015:
A newly redesigned exterior with sleek new hood design, cleaner lines and a return of the distinctive split-wing grille completes the front end. The back end is cleaner and edgier with independent rear suspension and power up/down tailgate. Both ends feature LED lights as well as high-intensity discharge (HID) adaptive headlamps with LED accents. “Welcome mat” lights below both front doors offer an extra touch of functionality and style.
A newly updated interior with a smartly redesigned instrument panel is the focal point. The Reserve Package features sumptuously crafted leather and stitching, with a hand-wrapped leather instrument panel and glove box. Natural grain wood used in paneling and trim is new to the automotive industry, previously only found on yachts.
“With the new Navigator, Ford challenges the luxury SUV market on a whole new level,” says Lou Evans, General Sales Manager at Hassett Lincoln Ford Subaru of Wantagh, NY. “One look and you instantly see how this vehicle is in a class of its own, from the customer-focused technologies to its sheer luxury and power coupled with cargo space and towing capacity to haul virtually anything.”
A couple months ago we did a blog that talked a little bit about Lincoln’s new Youtube channel called “Lincoln Owner.” This channel is loaded with helpful How-to videos that cover everything from how to work the infotainment system in new Lincolns, to how to work the sunroof. Well today we’d like to share another helpful video that we’re sure will come in handy for you new Lincoln owners out there! Check out the video below to see how to work the adaptive cruise control in new Lincoln vehicles.
Pretty amazing, isn’t it? Gone are the days of having to quickly turn off the cruise control when you come up on some slow-poke in your lane. Your new Lincoln now has the technology to match the speed of the car in front of you, and then resume your set speed when the car moves out of the way.
Keep checking our blog in the coming weeks and months for more helpful tips! And remember – if you ever have any questions about how to work a certain feature in your new Lincoln, Ford or Subaru you can always stop by Hassett Automotive to speak with one of our friendly sales team members.