Ford Authority has spotted the next-generation Lincoln Nautilus on numerous occasions thus far, giving us a look at the heavily-camouflaged exterior of the forthcoming crossover. Additionally, uncovered photos of the luxurious model recently leaked on China’s Ministry of Industry and Information site, giving us our first look at the new Nautilus in the flesh. Now, we’re getting our very first look at the next-gen Lincoln Nautilus interior, courtesy of a user on the Blue Oval Forums.
In addition to a couple of front and rear shots showing off the exterior design of the new Nautilus and its heavy Lincoln Star concept influence, there are also two pictures showing off the interior of the updated crossover. As expected, the cabin looks much like the ones present in some other newer Chinese Lincoln products – most notably, the Zephyr sedan – with a coast-to-coast screen that spans the entire width of the dash.
Additionally, there’s also a more traditional horizontally-oriented infotainment screen present in the center, which resides above a row of buttons and a rotary knob. The steering wheel features a flatter top and bottom section than the traditional round type, with a new center design that looks like it could house some haptic buttons. Overall, it’s quite a monumental change over the current-gen Nautilus interior.
In recent months, Ford Authority has spotted more than one next-generation Lincoln Nautilus prototype testing, including one in Michigan, as well as another sporting Lincoln Continental-style door handles. The new Nautilus will feature a back-lit logo, as well as a hybrid powertrain, as Ford Authority previously reported. However, it’s currently unclear if the next-gen crossover will be sold exclusively in China, or in other markets after production of the current-gen model ends at the Oakville Assembly plant later this year.
H/T: Ford Authority reader Jose