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Next-Generation Lincoln Nautilus Will Feature A Hybrid Powertrain

Details regarding the forthcoming next-generation Lincoln Nautilus have been few and far between, but more and more information is coming to light about the luxury crossover. Ford Authority recently learned that like the Ford Edge, the next-gen Nautilus will feature a hybrid powertrain in its lineup.

According to sources familiar with the matter, the next-gen Lincoln Nautilus will be available with an optional hybrid powertrain for interested buyers. It is currently unclear if said hybrid powertrain will be an entirely new powertrain, or if it will feature a propulsion system currently found in other vehicles made by The Blue Oval. The next-generation Nautilus is expected to be underpinned by the automaker’s C2 platform, which is currently found beneath vehicles such as the Ford Maverick and Ford Escape, both of which offer the Ford 2.5L hybrid powertrain. Thus, it would be reasonable to assume that this powertrain could be easily leveraged for the next-generation Nautilus as well.

Currently, the Lincoln Nautilus can be outfitted with one of two engine options. The first is the turbocharged Ford 2.0L I4 EcoBoost engine, and the second is the optional twin-turbocharged Ford 2.7L V6 EcoBoost engine for a little more get-up-and-go.

At this time, the next-gen Lincoln Nautilus has only been confirmed for the Chinese market, but its future in other global markets, such as North America, is unclear. This is because the Ford Oakville Assembly plant, where the Nautilus is produced, will be retooled by 2025 to support the production of battery electric vehicles. The future of the ICE-powered Nautilus and its corporate cousin, the Ford Edge, is thus currently in limbo for the North American market.

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Alexandra is a Colorado-based journalist with a passion for all things involving horsepower, be it automotive or equestrian.

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Comments

  1. Joe

    Getting rid of 2 Ice vehicles that families can fit in is not a smart move. EV adoption rates will be less that they expect. The C2 platform does not have the ride quality and the quietness of the current 2023 Nautilus and the Edge.

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  2. Sara

    There is a growing grassroots Nationwide boycott of EVs, especially with traditional Ford owners. Ford is headed for extinction looking at their poor financial numbers. We won’t give them our hard earned tax dollars to save them. Grassroots movements always win.

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    1. RWFA

      Oh please piss off with your Grover Norquist sock puppet fake grass roots boycott FUD nonsense.

      Reply
    2. Richard

      Jim Farley’s product decisions will lead Ford to extinction. I can ‘t believe Bill Ford is standing by watching this happen.

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      1. RWFA

        Cool analysis bro except unsupported by reality.

        Ford have culled the money losers, same for plants, are phasing out the money barely makers, and the new products are in great demand, and in the meantime, they are selling everything they can make.

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        1. Joe

          The Money losers were the Mach E before they raised prices $3000.00 to $8300.00 for 2023 and the Ford Lightning from $6000.00 to $12000.00 price increases.

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          1. RWFA

            LoL although technically true your take is simplistic and superficial.

            It’s an inapt approach to compare new tech product cost in a non scaled environment to mature tech that doesn’t make money.

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  3. John Mooney

    Getting rid of the Ford Edge and/or the Lincoln Corsair sounds like a very bad idea! If the Corsair came with a hybrid option I would probably have one as I would like to upgrade from my excellent hybrid Escape!

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    1. Edward

      Are you blind? The Lincoln Corsair Grand Touring is a PHEV and has been available since 2020, currently in a 2023 model. I have a 2022 Corsair Grand Touring and love it. It can go about 30 miles pure electric, and gets about 36-38 mpg in hybrid mode.

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  4. Michael K

    The Edge is definitely a goner in North America (nobody would even recognize the Chinese version), but I know Lincoln has been planning to import the new Nautilus from China starting in December 2023. It’s a really sharp vehicle, but performance prospects aren’t great since they are killing the 2.7L. The Nautilus potentially could end up being a bloated version of the Corsair unless they do something interesting with the Hybrid. Somehow I doubt Lincoln will invest into an EcoBoost Hybrid on the eve of full electrification. I feel it’s likely Lincoln will decide against importing the Nautilus and just shift those customers over to Corsair or Aviator while they trickle out the EVs alongside them. That seems to make the most sense, especially with a company facing tight economic conditions and tensions with China.

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  5. Chris

    Sad the next gen Nautilus might not be available in the US. The size seems to be the “just right” compared to the “to small” Corsair and “too big” Aviator. Would be nice to have this and Zephyr sedan available but “dream on”.

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    1. RWFA

      Maybe a segment splitter is on the way?

      Reply

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