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2024 Lincoln Nautilus Debuts With Huge Display, Hybrid Model

For some time, the future of the Lincoln Nautilus seemed to be in doubt, given the fact that Ford Edge and Lincoln Nautilus production is set to end at the Oakville Assembly plant in Canada in early 2024 to make room for all-electric versions of the Ford Explorer and Lincoln Aviator. Meanwhile, the all-new Nautilus leaked in China recently, showing off revised exterior and interior styling, along with a rather large screen adorning the full width of the dash. Then, out of nowhere, the 2024 Lincoln Nautilus was teased late last week, confirming that the luxurious crossover would in fact continue to be sold in North America. Now, that same model has made its official debut.

Unlike many recently-launched Blue Oval models in China, the 2024 Lincoln Nautilus does in fact share a very similar exterior design to that particular model, with highlights including slim LED headlights, a full-width LED light bar, and a “3D” front grille design, along with optional H2 pixel headlamps and an illuminated Star logo. However, the completely overhauled interior is the real story here, as it’s a far cry from the current model – as well as a peek at the future of Lincoln interiors in general.

Designed to appeal to younger customers, the 2024 Lincoln Nautilus cabin features extensive use of ambient lighting, a new “Lincoln Embrace” design for the center of the new display, a flat-top steering wheel, and Lincoln Rejuvenate, which gives users the ability to set all of their personal preferences, ranging from seating position and massage functions to visuals and lighting. On top of all that, users can also select one of three digital scents for the interior – Mystic Forest, Ozonic Azure, and Violet Cashmere.

Screens dominate the cabin, including an 11.1-inch center touchscreen and the aforementioned coast-to-coast unit, though tech takes a front seat as well with the addition of BlueCruise 1.2 (which has traditionally been branded as ActiveGlide for Lincoln models, though referred to as BlueCruise in the press materials), along with wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility, over-the-air software updates, and 5G network capability.

In terms of powertrains, 2024 Lincoln Nautilus customers have two options – the turbocharged Ford 2.0L I-4 EcoBoost engine generating a targeted 250 horsepower and 275 pound-feet of torque mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission and standard all-wheel drive, or a hybrid version that combines the same engine with a 100 kW electric motor for a targeted combined output of 310 horsepower, flowing to the wheels via a CVT gearbox. Meanwhile, an adaptive suspension utilizes sensors to provide the best possible ride quality across all kinds of surfaces.

The 2024 Lincoln Nautilus is available in four signature exterior colors – Red Carpet, Diamond Red, Chroma Caviar, and Blue Panther, along with three new interior themes – Black Onyx and Medium Space Gray, Smoked Truffle, and Black Onyx and Allura Blue. The Jet Appearance Package is available as an option and adds two-tone paint, available 22-inch gloss black wheels, and a host of anodized black accents.

The all-new 2024 Lincoln Nautilus will be built at the Changan Ford Hangzhou Assembly plant in China and is scheduled to launch in North America in early 2024, though the brand new luxury crossover is available to order now.

We’ll have more on the 2024 Lincoln Nautilus soon, so be sure and subscribe to Ford Authority for more Lincoln news, Lincoln Nautilus news, and continuous 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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Comments

  1. JME80

    I can see it now- the uproar surrounding the fact it will be built in China. Still, that’s a sharp looking Lincoln!

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  2. LincolnDude

    Exterior wise it looks GREAT! Very sharp. However, not a fan of the interior. I can’t imagine the Nautilus’ customers in the States being young and tech savvy enough to appreciate that coast to coast screen.

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  3. JimL

    It’s really beautiful. But if Ford is only going to build these in China for the U.S. market, they can shove it.

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  4. G R

    I love it. I would even want it. But I could never buy a vehicle built in China.

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  5. LincolnDude

    Why not? You buy iPhones built in China.

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    1. Robert Arthur

      iPhones aren’t a $50K item! Big difference. My wife and I have iPhones but we have an American luxury car (Lincoln MKZ), American sports car (Corvette), American truck (Maverick Lariat AWD) and American motorcycle (Harley-Davidson).

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      1. Bill

        Robert Arthur, I otherwise agree with your sentiments on this issue, but I believe your MkZ was built in Mexico. I know for sure your Maverick was. My apologies in advance if I missed your sarcasm.

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        1. robh

          Bill, the thing is his Maverick and MKZ were not built in china. while its better to be US built, its practically criminal for ford to be funneling money into the economy of a country thats an undeclared enemy to the US. Also, what happens when tensions with china continue to worsen as is surely to happen and parts for that car can only be obtained from china? think of the supply chain issues caused by the pandemic, which china also started. I would imagine obtaining parts for a complex consumer product, such as a car could be very difficult in the future, with china.

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          1. Fred J

            Love my Canadian assembled 2019 Nautilus. I also have a 2012 Mustang GT with the Chinese MT-82 manual transmission. That alone would deter me from considering another Nautilus.

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    2. robh

      because its not a far stretch to consider there is a good chance we will be at some state of military conflict with china this decade as they are a power hungry, authoritarian state. So for me, I will not have my hard earned dollars going into a country whose bent on America’s destruction. But to have a Lincoln, of all brands, have one of their cars built in an enemy country for sale in the US is disgraceful. Buick has been trying to peddle that Envision suv under similar circumstances and there has also been a lot of resistance in the American market for a chinese Buick. In other words, the fact they make it in china for the US market, is making it hard to sell here and diminishing their brand reputation even further. I would have thought Ford would have witnessed that and learned something. but apparently not. but with Ford, this makes you wonder about them. Last month they partner with chinese company to build a battery plant. why can’t they choose a company from an non enemy country? why do they have to choose a chinese company? now this car is going to be made in china? Not sure if I will continue to buy Ford products any longer if this is what they are doing

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  6. Tim

    Made in China you can keep it had enough of theirs crap.

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    1. Jerome Gage

      Amen

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  7. CWJ

    Love the redesign…just wish it made in USA….should sell good….i would hope they offer a non turbo v6 in these…..i pay extra for that….i owned Ecoboost engines…..to troublesome…and complex to be reliable….and Ford needs to rethink there engines….one thing they did do good was the new 7.3 Gas Pushrod engine for the F 250 and larger trucks…it has no direct injection and no cylinder deactivation….simple…

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  8. Joseph S

    I LOVE IT! Way to go Lincoln, as a 32 year old I’m definitely considering this! If you like the classic Lincoln’s or the more conservative style that’s fine too but let us younger buyer’s at least have one vehicle in Lincoln’s lineup that we can identify with. I think that’s fair.

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  9. MajorObvious

    The Chinese Edge has the much better looking interior (but a weird exterior design with the cranked C-pillar). Wish the Nautilus had the Edge’s interior.

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  10. Cigna

    Another one of Failure Farley’s brilliant ideas, follow Mary Barra’s lead and bring another Chinese-made product to America. Unlike, Buick owners, hopefully, nobody will buy this product.

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  11. The Retired Viking

    Cramped with no lateral legroom, and questionable Chinese quality.

    Pass.

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    1. RichG

      Cramped? Where are you getting this?

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  12. Paul maz

    I absolutely detest going on this site . Why ? All those dam pop up adds . I enjoy reading the latest on Ford & Lincoln products, but get so annoyed with all those ads . I’m considering “unsubscribing “ .

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    1. Mrx19

      Glad someone else has noticed. This is ridiculous.

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    2. RichG

      What browser are you using? I use Firefox for this site, and I get no pop-ups.

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      1. Brody

        Switch to Brave browser!

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  13. Mackie

    100% of the iPhone owning ‘built in China’ whiners above would not buy this Nautilus if it was made by US veterans in the heartland of the USA. Everybody got real comfortable buying made in USA Toyotas 2 decades ago regardless of where the parent company was or the profits went.

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  14. fjd

    Very nice looking. Looks similar to the original Buick Enclave. Too bad it will be made in China, because I’ll pass on that. Maybe in the future if it is made in America, with mostly American sourced content like the wonderful Lincoln Corsair GT, I’ll buy one.

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  15. LarryG

    The instrument panel is a modern update of the Mark VIII IP! Love it! Can we have the Zephyr also??

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  16. Tom

    Finally, seemingly a good intro. You can actually place an Order on gas. Hybrid to follow. Why hasn’t it at the ny car show? Only shows you how emerging markets control Wall Street and the Street is where Corporations play. My mamma used to warn me about playing I the street, that’s where you get hurt. Unintended consequences, beyond the immediate lost of USA jobs.

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    1. ArtG

      Lincoln skipped the NYIA this year.

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  17. Mick1

    I like Chinese food. Nautilus looks great. Tough choice.

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  18. Mrx19

    Hope they have made alternative manufacturing plans. By the time this is ready for production, we will be at war with China.

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  19. LincolnDude

    All ya’ll complaining about this being built in China didn’t buy Lincolns when they were built in the USA. The fact that Lincoln and Buick have shifted to the Chinese market is because you didn’t care about the brands enough when they were built here.

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    1. robh

      I have three American made Lincolns. I’d even consider models if they were built in canada or mexico. But having china build one for sale in the US is definitely a low point in Lincoln’s/Ford history.

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    2. JimL

      This actually would have been a huge front runner to be my first Lincoln as I am getting ready to consolidate my vehicles down to one. This thing is beautiful. BUT…. I won’t even consider it, knowing it is made in China.

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  20. Bob Dobson

    Wow, Lincoln is now copying the Genesis designs and not the other way around. The world is changing. The issue here is QC, they build that here and some entitled UAW employee will do their part to lower the quality. I bet the recalls have already started!

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    1. RichG

      I don’t see the Genesis in this design.

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  21. Jon

    I read the whole article and it does not indicate if the Nautilus will be still built in North America, but you are able to order it, I hope it will be made here still since there was a change of plans to keep it in the Lincoln lineup, BTW, it is great looking.

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  22. N

    Who cares where this thing is built? Its a global economy and we buy lots of things now that are built all over the world. This new Nautilus is gorgeous!! I am glad that it is going to be in North America!! Sign me up!!!!

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  23. Chip64

    Agree with LincolnDude why complain about it being built in China, no one supported either Lincoln or Buick brands when they were built here. There aren’t many even buying the ones built here. I had a Buick Envision made in China and had zero issues. Now have a Corsair which I will replace next year with the new Nautilus. This new version is gorgeous both inside and out. I priced out a Hybrid for about $65K. I think it will give Lincoin a badly needed shot in the arm.

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  24. Shockandawe

    Grill looks like previous GMC truck grill. Crafted with pride by our friends in China, more info will now be sent back to president Xi.

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  25. Oliver65

    Look we all know China can build a better higher quality vehicle than the UAW can. Them unions been feeding us trash for years .

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    1. Cigna

      “Them unions”. You must have majored in English when you were a college student.

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      1. Monopoly1

        You shouldn’t belittle anyone about their “English” considering the fact you couldn’t correctly place the period of “Them unions”. inside the quotation marks. 😆

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        1. Sheer Grammatica

          The period placement is correct considering it is not a direct quote.

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  26. Cigna

    The path for Lincoln becoming China-only by 2030 has started.

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    1. Al

      My last two vehicle purchases were Fords – a 2020 Lincoln Corsair and a 2022 Ford Ranger – and both have so many quality issues that I won’t buy another. The way things are going, one of America’s greatest companies will probably be under Chinese ownership someday. It would be ironic if Volvo (formerly owned by Ford and sold to a Chinese company) bought Ford.

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  27. DanielK

    How many of you bought the US made Lincolns? Not many so why not shift to China where Lincolns sell better that in USA at the end of 2022. Stop whining. Look around your home where you live. You probably all have 98 % + made in China products. Phones, TV’s, furniture, appliances, carpets, toys, tools, wallpaper, decorations. lighting fixtures, hair dryers, blenders, the list is endless.

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  28. Charles Ernst

    The more I read about Ford’s marketing activities and new production activities, Chinese Battery Plant, models made in China the more I am beginning to think “The Big Guy” is a secret member of the Board of Directors and I will be looking elsewhere for my next new car.

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  29. Edgier than Normal

    Honestly, the lack of a twin turbo V6 is an automatic deal breaker for me. Having owned 3 Edges with V6s, I have had zero issues out of them. The fours are a different story with coolant intrusion and other issues.

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  30. Tim

    Everybody’s whining about the Nautilus being made in China, while typing their comments on a Chinese built IPhone. Oh but that’s only a phone not a car they will protest. It is still made in China with many questionable labor practices, to put it mildly. People love their IPhones so they will shut off their moral outrage – that’s being expressed toward the Nautilus – because they want their IPhones. The reason Ford and GM with the Buick Enclave are built in China is because not enough Americans buy those models to support continued North American production. Buick sells way more cars in China than in the US. Simple economics – you build where you sell. However in Ford’s case, they’re revamping the Canadian plant building Nautilus and the soon to be dropped Ford Edge to build all electric Explorers and Aviators – a move that many, including me, think will prove to be disastrous. Perhaps they’ll go back to building the Nautilus at that plant after all. In the meantime, the Nautilus itself looks like a crisp, modern and clean design that is sure to attract younger buyers and increase segment market share from the current dismal six percent

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