Editor's note: The cargo capacity of the 2018 extended-length Navigator was misstated in an earlier version of this story.
DETROIT -- Lincoln's largest luxury SUV is getting a little longer.
The brand will offer an extended-length version of the 2018 Navigator when the utility goes on sale this fall, executives said Tuesday.
The roomier Navigator measures 221.9 inches, about a foot longer than the regular version, which debuted earlier this year at the New York auto show. It features 15 more cubic feet of cargo space thanks to a storage compartment below the floor of the third row that's not on the smaller model. It also has larger second-row doors and a wheelbase that's nearly 10 inches longer than the regular version.
"All of our vehicles are designed to make every journey as enjoyable and effortless as possible," Kumar Galhotra, Lincoln's president, said in a statement. "The extended-length Navigator reinforces our commitment to exceeding our client's expectations."
Both the long and regular versions come with a new 3.5-liter V-6 engine paired with a 10-speed automatic transmission that gets 70 more horsepower and about 40 more pounds-feet of torque than the outgoing model. There are no power differences between the two versions despite the added length.
Lincoln did not disclose pricing.
The longer Navigator will offer a new Black Label theme called "Destination," which was inspired by vintage luggage and includes mahogany red Venetian leather and khaya wood laser-etched appliques. It will come in two other Black Label themes: "Chalet" and "Yacht Club."
David Woodhouse, Lincoln's design director, compared the "Destination" theme to a cigar and brandy in that it's "rich and indulgent."
Woodhouse said it's a challenge to develop a luxurious interior on such a large product, but believes the extended-length SUV will be "even more elegant" than the normal version.
"It will be a beautiful place to hang out," he said.