QOTD: 1998 Lincoln Navigator – Did It Kill The Town Car?

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Here it is: The original Lincoln Navigator. I remember seeing these at the 1997 Chicago Auto Show, and thinking of it as a 4WD Town Car. But, lo! Today the Town Car is but a memory (he says, doffing his cap in remembrance) and the Navigator is still with us.

Did this and the Escalade kill the traditional American Luxury Car? Thoughts, please.

Lincoln Navigatorimage via Wikipedia