Ultra-Luxe Lincoln Navigator One Debuts in China

The Lincoln Navigator is having a rough time in the United States where it has been recalled many times in recent months. Sales in the country have remained relatively stable, and it appears that the Chinese market has also contributed greatly to Navigator’s successful business case. To celebrate the performance of its flagship SUV on the market in the People’s Republic, the automaker is launching a new special edition model.

The Navigator One is a China-only super-luxury version with a limited production of just 30 units. It is based on the long-wheelbase Navigator L variant and was unveiled during the Chengdu Motor Show last week. It has features not available in the US-spec Navigator and will likely remain exclusive to the Navigator One.

What used to be a three-row family carrier has now been transformed into a plush cocoon for the two passengers in the back who sit in the captain’s seat. The large center armrest is where the tablet is mounted, providing easy control over the machine’s luxury features at the rear. These include a starlight LED element integrated into the roof, a TV screen for infotainment functions, and a sound bar located below the TV.

An extra highlight of the interior should be the Jian ware tea set. The devil is in the details and this approach is best seen in the fireplace in the console for pouring tea, which is a common Chinese tea-serving practice. On the outside, the Navigator One is distinguished by a two-tone silver-purple paint color and 22-inch alloy wheels.

There is no information regarding the engine under the hood but we believe it is a 3.5 liter turbocharged V6 engine. In this application, it produces 440 horsepower and 510 pound-feet of torque, sent to all four wheels via a 10-speed automatic gearbox.

The order book for the Navigator One was opened during the Chengdu Motor Show and we heard all 30 units may have been sold.

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