Because size matters.

If for some reason you’re finding the regular 2018 Navigator too small, Ford’s posh marque has prepared an even bigger version of the fullsize luxury SUV. It’s appropriately called "Extended" and is making its debut on the eve of the summer solstice aka the longest day of the year. It’s almost one foot (30 centimeters) longer than the standard model and consequently it makes the interior more spacious.

As a matter of fact, Lincoln is proud to say the stretched model offers a segment-leading cargo volume behind the second-row seats and at the same time an additional 15 cubic feet of cargo behind the third row. The good news doesn’t stop here as getting in and out of the bigger Navigator is easier now thanks to the elongated rear doors. Not only that, but there’s more legroom to enjoy as a result of the extended wheelbase almost 10 inches (25.4 centimeters) longer than that of the standard Navigator.

2018 Lincoln Navigation Extended Length
2018 Lincoln Navigation Extended Length

In terms of pricing, it doesn’t come as a surprise the new version is more expensive. While the regular 2018 Navigator kicks off from $72,055 MSRP in its entry-level Premiere trim, the cheapest Extended version will set you back $80,750 for the base Select L model. It should be mentioned that beyond size, there are differences in terms of equipment. For example, the regular model rides on 20-inch wheels whereas the Extended variant has a 22-inch set.

Go all out and the starting price rises to $96,905 for the Black Label L and you can easily hit the $100,000 mark once you add some options — the rear seat entertainment system costs $1,995 while the 30-way adjustable driver and passenger seats with massaging function are an extra $1,250.

2018 Lincoln Navigation Extended Length
2018 Lincoln Navigation Extended Length

For the Black Label L range topper, Lincoln is offering a new Destination interior theme taking inspiration from vintage luggage. It boasts Mahogany Red Venetian leather upholstery with a fancy diamond weave adorning the seats and combined with khaya wood laser-etched appliqués. Alternatively, buyers will be able to get the bigger Navigator with Chalet and Yacht Club interior themes.

Both standard and extended models will go on sale in United States this fall.

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Longest Day, Longest Navigator: Roomiest Addition to Lincoln Lineup Debuts on Solstice

  • All-new Lincoln Navigator debuting on the longest day of the year, is nearly a foot longer than the regular model, with best-in-class cargo volume behind the second-row seats
  • Luxurious, spacious interior allows for first-class seating for every passenger, and is specially designed with below-floor storage behind the third row
  • Destination, a new Lincoln Black Label interior design option that celebrates the art of travel, also is being unveiled

DEARBORN, Mich., June 20, 2017 – Wednesday marks the first day of summer, the longest day of the year and the perfect time to debut the extended-length Navigator, Lincoln’s longest, most luxurious and spacious SUV.

This all-new Navigator, nearly a foot longer than the regular model, features increased cargo capacity*and is specially designed with a below-floor storage compartment behind the third row. In addition, the second-row door is larger, allowing for easier entry and exit.

It’s the definitive vehicle for getaways with family and friends – everyone travels in comfort and nothing is left behind. Both versions of the new Navigator go on sale this fall.

The longer Navigator provides best-in-class cargo volume behind the second-row seats. Also, the extra 15 cubic feet of storage behind the third row means while every passenger enjoys a comfortable ride, bags still fit and bulky cargo isn’t a hassle.

The roomier Lincoln Navigator comes standard with Lincoln’s signature personalized customer service, including Pickup and Delivery.

With the service, a Lincoln Service Valet picks up a client’s vehicle for any service need, at any location, provides the client with a complimentary Lincoln loaner vehicle, and returns the freshly washed vehicle to the client once service is complete.

Lincoln introduces Destination

With the new extended-length Navigator, Lincoln is unveiling Destination, a new Black Label interior theme that celebrates the art of travel.

Destination takes its inspiration from vintage luggage, hearkening back to a time when travel was rich with excitement and intrigue. Mahogany Red Venetian leather with an intricate diamond weave on the seats is complemented by khaya wood laser-etched appliqués that lightly echo the pattern.

“There’s so much fine detailing throughout this interior,” said David Woodhouse, Lincoln design director. “While it’s monochromatic, it is rich, warm and inviting through the use of color and textures. The look is truly indulgent and luxurious.”

Navigator comes in two other Lincoln Black Label interior themes, as well – Chalet and Yacht Club.

Lincoln Black Label gaining in popularity

Lincoln Black Label offers the ultimate expression of Lincoln style and substance, providing clients personal service and a host of exclusive membership privileges. These range from premium service coverage to personalized vehicle shopping with dedicated personnel at home, in the showroom or online.

Every Lincoln Black Label Navigator comes standard with the best Lincoln has to offer in features and technology, including its award-winning Perfect Position Seats and Pre-Collision Assist with Pedestrian Detection. This system uses advanced radar and cameras to provide a collision warning to the driver. If the driver does not respond in time, it can automatically apply vehicle brakes. The system is designed to reduce the severity of and, in some cases, eliminate frontal collisions, including those involving pedestrians.

Lincoln Black Label continues to grow in popularity, according to Doug Hange, Lincoln Black Label brand and operations manager. “It’s the ultimate in both design and service,” he said. “It offers an upgraded vehicle that’s appealing to many clients. And the member privileges open up a whole level of options.”

Lincoln Black Label members receive lifetime complimentary car washes, a complimentary culinary experience – with enhancements such as a champagne or wine toast, appetizers and a personalized menu. Membership allows them to qualify for the Avis® President’s Club – an exclusive, invitation-only program. Perks of the club include complimentary rentals in select locations and premiere savings.