The Evolution of Lincoln SUVs

April 20th, 2020 by

The Lincoln Motor Company has been around for over 100 years. Henry and Edsel Ford bought the company after the war, growing it to one of America’s most luxury vehicle brands. We’re going to break down Lincoln’s heritage and the SUVs that have stood the test of time. 




When you think Lincoln, you think luxury and heritage. Some of the world’s most influential people throughout the 1950s-1970s drove these vehicles. The Lincoln Continental, in particular, was a presidential vehicle that John F. Kennedy was often transported in. Over the years the evolution in the design and function of the various models of Lincoln vehicles has immensely progressed. Continuing to make them one of the most luxury vehicle brands of the 21st century. 




Through the late 90’s and early 2000’s, Lincoln introduced SUVs to their line up of Vehicles. First in 1998 with the Lincoln Navigator, introducing the segment of full-size luxury SUVs to the market. In many ways, Lincoln actually led the way for the introduction of many other luxury SUV competitors that came to the market in the following years. The 2020  Lincoln Navigator now continues to be one of the most luxurious SUVs on the market. The 2020 model delivers an exceptional 450 horsepower and 510 lb. ft- of torque, making the Navigator a pure powerhouse. 



With an SUV win under their belt, they went on to produce and introduce the Lincoln Aviator. In 2003 the Lincoln Aviator was introduced as a mid-size luxury sport utility vehicle by the brand. It has since gotten a continuous upgrade, as we can see with the luxurious 2020 model.  The engineers wanted to design a vehicle with a quiet cabin that leveraged the idea of human, effortless interactions, and they did a great job. With 400 horsepower with a 3.0L Twin-Turbo Charged V6 Engine with Start-Stop Technology, This SUV is an absolute stunner. 

MKX to the Nautilus

In 2007 the Lincoln MKX was introduced (now called the Nautilus) being the first crossover SUV to be offered by the Lincoln brand. It performed well throughout the years and last year it was released with its second-generation name, the 2020 Lincoln Nautilus. With 355 horsepower and an available 2.7L Twin-Turbocharged V6 engine, the Nautilus seriously performs. 


The Lincoln MKC was introduced in 2013, with its first model the 2014 Lincoln MKC going on sale in the following year. The Lincoln MKC is now introducing its 2019 model with a new signature grille, which you will see on all the other new Lincoln vehicles. The MKC has an available 285 horsepower paired with a 2.3L twin-scroll turbocharged engine. 



Consistency is Key

What has made these vehicles stand the test of time is their sheer level of engineering, craftsmanship, and intention. They have designed these vehicles with the utmost intention, not overlooking any detail in the aspects of design or technology. Across all SUV makes, you’ll see sleek and clean lines, the new signature grille, and all the gadgets and gizmos inside that are sure to make your next commute and all thereafter, seamless. Now the choice is yours, so take your pick. 


Do you still need a bit of help deciding which SUV is the best for you? Come visit us at Capital Lincoln Regina located at 1201 Pasqua Street North in Regina, SK.


Posted in 2019 Models, SUVs