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2024 Lincoln Nautilus Premiere In Blue Panther: Photos

The 2024 Lincoln Nautilus has been officially unveiled, and the all-new model is expected to arrive on U.S. shores next year. As Ford Authority has extensively documented, examples are already on the ground near Ford’s headquarters, presumably testing. Photographers have captured several driving on public roads, including one Reserve and a Premiere with the Jet Appearance Package. And now they’ve also compiled pictures of a Premiere with the very fetching Blue Panther paint.

2024 Lincoln Nautilus

Aside from the all-new platform which brings fresh styling, the other big news for the 2024 Lincoln Nautilus is the addition of an all-new 2.0L turbocharged hybrid engine, which Lincoln says will be rated at 310 horsepower. Like the non-hybrid 2.0L powertrain, it will be exclusively offered with all-wheel drive. This particular Premiere may feature either engine, but it absolutely packs a bunch of tech that is standard across the rest of the lineup, like the massive 48-inch display that is controlled by a configurable 11.1-inch touchscreen. The all-new vehicle digital experience will feature 5G connectivity, Google Maps, and wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, but it is currently unclear if this new infotainment system will bear the Sync name or even utilize anything from Google, which is currently working on a next-generation infotainment experience for Ford and Lincoln vehicles.

2024 Lincoln Nautilus side view

In any event, this 2024 Lincoln Nautilus features the optional 20-inch bright machined wheels that can be ordered on Premiere as a standalone offering, although it is also the standard wheel on that trim’s Jet Appearance Package. Given the chrome featured on this example and the lack of black-painted side mirrors caps and fender badges, this Nautilus does not feature that package. It almost certainly features Lincoln BlueCruise though, which is a 90-day trial on Premier 101A, while 102A equipment group equipped models will include four years of the hands-free driving tech.

2024 Lincoln Nautilus

Premiere models like this particular 2024 Lincoln Nautilus start at $50,415, a considerable increase over 2023, but the new model comes packed with loads of additional tech. The all-new crossover will arrive at U.S. Lincoln dealers early next year. Production will switch to China, as the Oakville Assembly plant is being reconfigured to produce The Blue Oval’s second generation EVs.

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

    Good looking vehicle. If production had remained in Canada, I would probably be a customer next year, trading in my 2018 Lincoln MKX. But, since the vehicle will be imported from China, they can keep mine over there. I have no interest in buying a car manufactured in China and imported by an American corporation.

    1. Michael K

      Ford doesn’t have a plant that can build them in the US at this point, so Lincoln is largely forced to do it this way. Sure they HAVE plants, but none that can build a C2 product that’s not maxed out (Hermosillo) or being shut down for EV production in a few years (Louisville). So it’s either drop the Nautilus altogether, or do this. I think part of the problem is that Lincoln has delayed its electrification plans and can’t go without their bestseller.

    2. Joe Vene

      Agreed. China: the ultimate down-side of free enterprise. Keep Ford product line exclusively American in its entirety.

  2. Scott Paul

    I could not have said it better. Another blunder by Farley – he’d make a good politician.
    No matter how much you screw up you keep your job.

  3. Charles (Chuck) Lincoln

    With the world situation the way it is and China being an adversary of the United States I am disappointed in Ford management. Are you out of your mind? If I had stock in Ford I would unload it. Think of what the company is committed to. Politically things could be much different in a couple years. The company is potentially making a Bud Lite mistake.

  4. Stu Klotzle

    Besides the mistake of staking it’s future on EVs, and building in China, it looks like a 6-cylinder Nautilus is out. Does the 2024 Nautilus even have Head Up Display? I have a 2017 Lincoln MKX Reserve with only 33,000 miles, and my above comments leave me weary of buying a 2024 Nautilus, sorry to say.

  5. HarleyRich

    China???— I’M OUT!!!

  6. Regina M

    I would never purchase a vehicle made in China. Bad move on Lincoln’s behalf. The main reason I stayed with Ford all of my life was because it is an American brand. I currently am leasing a 2020 Corsair and was starting to look for a new vehicle. It willnot be a Nautilus.

  7. Richard

    Probably a bad decision to make in China, but it is still a Ford plant. Remember, most iPhones are made in China by Foxconn along with computers.


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