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2021 Lincoln Nautilus Gains New Flight Blue Color: First Look

The 2021 Lincoln Nautilus adds three new colors to its roster: Asher Gray, Green Gem, and Flight Blue. Here’s our first look at the Flight Blue option.

2021 Lincoln Nautilus

Assigned order code C8, Flight Blue is one of 11 colors offered on the 2021 Lincoln Nautilus and Nautilus Reserve, and one of seven colors for the range-topping Nautilus Black Label.

The Flight Blue color is a $695 option on Nautilus and Nautilus Reserve and is offered at no additional cost on Black Label. The only restriction is that the Flight Blue color cannot be paired with the Ebony/Roast cabin environment on the Reserve trim.

Lincoln Nautilus Trim Levels:

  • Base
  • Reserve
  • Black Label

Lincoln Nautilus Interior Color Combinations:

  • Ebony
  • Ebony/Roast
  • Sandstone
  • Slate
  • Chalet*
  • Alpine*
  • * Black Label interior colorways

It’s also worth noting that Lincoln touts Flight Blue as its signature color, one inspired by aviation that also represents its trademark “Quiet Flight” driving experience. It is also available on the luxury marque’s other models, including Corsair, Aviator, and Navigator.

2021 Lincoln Nautilus

As of this writing, the 2021 Nautilus is available at the retail level, as the Ford Oakville Assembly plant has been producing the crossover for several months now, albeit with moderate disruptions to its schedule as a result of the ongoing microchip shortage.

Ford Authority has extensively reported on the 2021 Lincoln Nautilus, which received a completely redesigned interior for the new model year, along with a host of other changes. For instance, Reserve and Black Label trims gained the Phone As A Key feature, while the availability of paddle shifters was restricted to certain models. The model year changeover also saw the deletion of the Windshield Wiper De-Icer from the entire lineup.

2021 Lincoln Nautilus

The 2021 Nautilus rides on the Ford CD4 platform shared with the 2021 Ford Edge. The Nautilus joined the Lincoln lineup for the 2019 model year as a midcycle refresh to the Lincoln MKX, which originally debuted for the 2016 model year.

We’ll have more on the 2021 Nautilus soon, so subscribe to Ford Authority for the latest Lincoln news, Lincoln Nautilus news, and continuous Ford news coverage.

Ed owns a 1986 Ford Taurus LX, and he routinely daydreams about buying another one, a fantasy that may someday become a reality.

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  1. Michael

    Flight blue looks the same as my 2019 diamond blue. They need some new exciting colors, won’t lease another Lincoln unless they have some new lighter colors
    Why don’t they offer a silver blue color? All they offer are dark colors, so boring
    This new Flight Blue is the same as my Diamond Blue

  2. Lincoln Fan Mark

    I went in to order a Flight Blue Nautilus last month. My salesperson couldn’t find the color on a quick pass through the lot and was told it was on an Aviator which we walked out to see. Never have I seen such a stark color variance from the online views (which are attractive). Neither she nor I could find it when looking for a blue vehicle. To me, it’s more of a slate gray with hardly any blue tint and she felt the same way. So I agree, Lincoln’s blue choices right now are disappointing. Artisan Blue was on the lot and it’s certainly not a luxury car color in my mind. Heck, I’d be happy with a rich Navy in this vehicle or a lighter silver/blue metallic but there are no other blue choices in 2021.


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