Lincoln Navigator

Listen up, Lincoln fans, it's time to gear up for an onslaught of seven new or substantially revised vehicles by 2014. Reportedly included in that mix is an assortment of vehicles focused on sipping less fuel than one might expect of a typical Lincoln. Ford's global product chief, Derrick Kuzak, told Automotive News that as Lincolns undergo a redesign, the vehicles that emerge will be different from Ford's offering not only in technology, but in exterior design, too. Some will even reportedly come equipped with fuel-saving, eight-speed transmissions.

But it's word of EcoBoost engines spreading across Lincoln's lineup that has us most intrigued. Reports indicate the Lincoln MKS will undergo a significant redesign for Model Year 2013 and that Ford's 2.0 liter four-cylinder EcoBoost engine will likely show up as an option. Even the not-green Lincoln Navigator is expected to get its EcoBoost on. Word is the slightly redesigned 2012 Navigator will get the 3.5-liter V6 EcoBoost engine that resides in the current Ford F-150.

And, since Ford says EcoBoost engines will be available in 90 percent of its vehicles by the end of 2013, we wouldn't be at all surprised if more Ford/Lincoln offerings get 'Boosted soon.