The Nautilus is a new midsize luxury crossover utility vehicle (CUV) from the Lincoln Motor Company. It replaces the MKX in the Lincoln lineup.
The Nautilus’ exterior sees a slight freshening with an updated grille and taillights. The grille is similar to that seen on the new Continental, Navigator and 2019 MKC, while the bright red taillights on the MKX have been replaced with a lighter hue that still stretches along the entire rear end.
The cabin remains more or less the same as on the MKX, except for the addition of a a new 12.3-inch reconfigurable display in place of the MKX’s gauges.
Three Black Label trims will also debut with the Nautilus: Chalet, Thoroughbred and the all-new Gala theme.
The Nautilus does away with the MKX’s 3.7-liter V6 engine and instead replaces it with an all-turbocharged lineup, including:
- A base 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine making 245 horsepower
- An optional 2.7-liter twin-turbocharged V6 making 335 horsepower
Both engines are mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission.
The 2019 Lincoln Nautilus introduces two new active safety features:
- A lane-centering feature: working with adaptive cruise control with stop-and-go functionality, the system uses radar and cameras to keep the Nautilus centered in its lane.
- Evasive steer assist that will help mitigate the distance between slow moving and stationary cars to lessen the chance of a rear-end collision. If the system predicts a high risk, it will assist the driver in steering around the other vehicle.
The vehicle was leaked by several websites on Tuesday, November 28th, 2017 ahead of its reveal at the 2017 Los Angeles International Auto Show.