According to a recent report, the next-generation Lincoln Navigator could be offered exclusively with V6 engines.

The Lincoln Navigator once ruled America's classiest suburbs, but the current model hasn't managed to attain the fame of the original in the face of strong competition from Cadillac, Infiniti and Mercedes. However, Lincoln is committed to the model as Motor Trend is reporting brand director Matt VanDyke has confirmed a replacement is in the works.

Expected be based on the 2015 Ford F-150, the redesigned Navigator is slated to be powered by a 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 engine that develops 365 bhp (272 kW) and 410 lb-ft (555 Nm) of torque. There could also be an entry-level 3.7-liter V6 engine that produces 302 bhp (225 kW) and 278 lb-ft (376 Nm) of torque. This doesn't sound like much, but the current model has a 5.4-liter V8 that churns out 310 bhp (231 kW) and 365 lb-ft (494 Nm) of torque.

Interestingly enough, the magazine is reporting the Navigator's corporate cousin - the Ford Expedition - could be offered with the aforementioned engines as well as a 5.0-liter V8 that produces 360 hp (268 kW) and 380 lb-ft (515 Nm) of torque.

Gallery: 2016 Lincoln Navigator to go V6 only - report