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2021 Lincoln Nautilus Order, Production Dates Revealed

The 2021 Lincoln Nautilus just broke cover earlier this month with a heavily revised interior and minor exterior tweaks. And now, Ford Authority has learned when the new model year Lincoln Nautilus order book opened up, as well as when production will begin. Order books for the 2021 Lincoln Nautilus opened up back on October 28th, 2020. Meanwhile, production is scheduled to begin at the Ford Oakville Assembly Plant on January 25th, 2021.

2021 Lincoln Nautilus

The 2021 Lincoln Nautilus will debut a series of changes for Lincoln’s crossover, including the aforementioned interior, which has received a complete overhaul. The new cockpit features horizontal lines and neutral tones, portraying an elegant appearance that’s quite similar to the one present in the Lincoln Corsair and Lincoln Aviator.

The new interior features a 13.2-inch infotainment screen that is the largest currently offered in any Lincoln, along with Ford’s newest SYNC 4 system and over-the-air update capability. As we previously reported, a trio of new interior colorways will be available as well – Santos Rosewood and Espresso Ash Swirl, Linear Brushed Aluminum, and Mahogany Khaya.

For the 2021 model year, SelectShift Capability with Paddle Shifters will only available on Nautilus models equipped with Ford’s twin-turbocharged 2.7L EcoBoost V6 or 2.0L EcoBoost I-4 with the Class II Trailer Tow Package. Models equipped with the 2.0L EcoBoost I-4 will only come equipped with the paddle shifters if they are also equipped with the tow package. The 2021 Nautilus will no longer come equipped with Ford’s Windshield De-Icer feature.

On the outside, the 2021 Nautilus features a redesigned lower front fascia, along with three new exterior colors – Green Gem, Lincoln Flight Blue, and Asher Gray, also available with the Monochromatic Package.

The 2021 Nautilus’ powertrain lineup remains the same as before: the standard engine is the turbocharged 2.0L EcoBoost four-cylinder rated at 250 horsepower and 280 pound-feet of torque. The optional twin-turbo 2.7L EcoBoost V6 produces 335 horsepower and 380 pound-feet of torque. Both engines include standard Auto Start-Stop capability and are mated to Ford’s 8-speed automatic transmission.

The Ford CD4 platform continues to underpin the 2021 Nautilus, as it has done since its introduction as the second-generation Lincoln MKX for the 2016 model year.

We’ll have more on the 2021 Nautilus soon, so be sure and subscribe to Ford Authority for more Lincoln newsLincoln Nautilus news, and ongoing Ford news coverage.

Brett's lost track of all the Fords he's owned over the years and how much he's spent modifying them, but his current money pits include an S550 Mustang and 13th gen F-150.

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  1. Keith

    I really wish that they had completed a clean sheet redesign. They could have used it as an opportunity to make it a slightly larger on the inside and lighter. I have heard of the rumors of Ford discontinuing this and the Edge counterpart. This truly doesn’t make sense to me. The mid-size SUV segment has only recently expanded from three to about seven competitors. I’ve always felt like Ford and Lincoln were doing well. It seems that they just needed to refine them overall especially the Lincoln version to match it’s luxury competitors.

  2. Roy Chile’s

    Lincoln should have used the Nautilus to show case a new grill and light treatment front and back with the new interior with sales down it could only help .Lincoln didn’t give huge rebates on the Continental and MKZ, I thought SUV supposed to be selling so great? So what’s going on with the Nautilus and Edge ? Lincoln is off to a BAD start if it’s already having a problem selling it SUV line up. I got a great idea since it’s a luxury brand add 2 sedans and a coupe suicide doors EV Continental coupe and sedan and 4door Zephyr AWD 3.0 400hp Hybrid 3.0 494hp with a glass to option, A new Corsair model with AWD 350hp with optional 6spd transmission and the return of Blackwood EV with a retractable bed cover and rear window with suicide doors, GO BIG SHOOT 4 THE STARS

  3. clamcop369

    When will they arrive in dealer’s showrooms ?

  4. Arthur Oshefsky

    Have not found any new 2021 Nautilus at Dealers. If production started in January where is inventory?

  5. Melissa S Craig

    When will the Nautilus be on the showroom floor? It is now April 1st

  6. Eddie Highty

    Let me echo the previous comment “Where is the Nautilus?”

  7. Bob

    How do you ad HUD to 2021 lincoln natilus.

  8. Bill Wyszomirski

    Ordered my Nautilus Reserve back in March 2021 and It is now June and the dealer can’t even give me a hint as to when it might go into production.


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