The 2019 Lincoln Nautilus
One of the best decisions Lincoln has made in recent years, is to revive the Lincoln Continental name and legacy. A real name, especially an iconic one like Continental, is evocative and emotional. Similarly, Navigator denotes much more than an alphanumeric string like BX20e ever could. That’s probably why Lincoln is moving away from three letter codes and allowing each vehicle in the lineup to build more of an identity for itself. But that also places a bit more responsibility on each vehicle to deliver a strong impression. Which brings us to the Lincoln Nautilus.
This summer, Lincoln’s best selling MKX will become the Lincoln Nautilus. Certainly, this will make it easier for customers to differentiate the SUV from the MKC, MKT, and MKZ But the mid-size luxury crossover has been redesigned in more than just name. On the outside, the most notable update to its appearance is the new signature Lincoln star mesh grille. It immediately transforms the Nautilus into something far more modern and striking. By itself, it’s a testament to Lincoln’s ambitions and brings the crossover in line with the design language of the Continental, Navigator, and MKZ.
The grille is complemented by a stunning lineup of wheels, the best of which being the 21” premium set with a curved, turbine design and dark painted center. Lincoln has also included standard LED headlights which are brighter, more efficient, and last longer.
The Nautilus performs well, too. Buyers will have a choice between two turbocharged engines. The first is the standard 2.0-litre four-cylinder (245 hp, 275 lb/ft). The second is the optional 2.7-litre V6 with a stout 335 hp and 380 lb/ft of torque. Each offers assured performance in city or highway conditions with the distinction being a little better fuel economy on one end and a little more punch on the other. Of course, all models retain the option of Intelligent All-Wheel Drive which monitors individual wheel slippage and distributes torque accordingly. The system routinely masters difficult conditions before the driver even notices them.
Twenty Thousand Leagues into the Future
Of course, the Nautilus wouldn’t be a modern luxury vehicle if it didn’t have the latest advanced safety technology. New available Adaptive Cruise Control with Automatic Lane Centering allows you to relax when driving on the highway. The system uses a combination of camera and radar data to map the road and keep you on the right course at a safe distance from the traffic in front of you. The industry-leading feature joins existing ones like Blind Spot Monitoring, Pre-Collision Assist with Pedestrian Detection, and Active Park Assist which combine to create unparalleled peace of mind. But Lincoln isn’t just worried about getting you to your destination safely. They want you to get there comfortably.
That’s why they’ve also added features like standard wireless device charging that lets you throw out the wires and available Ultra Comfort Seats with 22-way adjustability, massage, heat, and cooling. Of course, the MKX also benefits from Lincoln’s exclusive partnership with Revel audio. Together, the two brands ensure that you get studio quality sound on the road. It’s available as a 13 or 19-speaker audio system. Revel has precisely engineered each speaker and placed them in the perfect positions to ensure your music sounds great for every passenger.
The 2019 Lincoln Nautilus will be available for purchase starting in the summer of 2018. For more details, please contact one of our product specialists.