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Lincoln Nautilus Sales Up 32 Percent In Q3 2023

Lincoln Nautilus sales increased in the United States while decreasing in Mexico during Q3 2023.

Lincoln Nautilus Sales - Q3 2023 - United States

In the United States, Lincoln Nautilus deliveries totaled 6,541 units in Q3 2023, an increase of about 32 percent compared to 4,942 units sold in Q3 2022.

In the first nine months of the year, Nautilus sales increased about 13 percent to 18,897 units.
MODEL Q3 2023 / Q3 2022 Q3 2023 Q3 2022YTD 2023 / YTD 2022 YTD 2023 YTD 2022
NAUTILUS +32.36% 6,541 4,942 +12.50% 18,897 16,797

Lincoln Nautilus Sales - Q3 2023 - Mexico

In Mexico, Lincoln Nautilus deliveries totaled 61 units in Q3 2023, a decrease of about 43 percent compared to 107 units sold in Q3 2022.

In the first nine months of the year, Nautilus sales increased about 3 percent to 276 units.
MODEL Q3 2023 / Q3 2022 Q3 2023 Q3 2022YTD 2023 / YTD 2022 YTD 2023 YTD 2022
NAUTILUS -42.99% 61 107 +3.37% 276 267

2022 Lincoln Nautilus

 

Competitive Sales Comparison (USA)

Lincoln Nautilus sales grew 32 percent during Q3 2023, earning 6,541 deliveries and placing the luxury crossover seventh, or mid-pack, in a competitive segment of 15 total entries.

The Lexus RX commanded the lead once again, selling 26,119 units, down two percent. The Audi Q5 finished second, up 13 percent to 19,365 units last quarter, followed by the Acura MDX, up 35 percent to 12,955 units. The BMW X3 came in fourth, down 20 percent to 14,669 units, tailed by the Volvo XC60, up 11 percent to 9,318 units, outpacing the Nautilus. The Cadillac XT5 (see running Cadillac XT5 sales) finished eighth, down 14 percent to 6,212 units. All other segment contenders sold fewer than 3,000 units on an individual basis.

Sales Numbers - D-Segment Luxury Crossovers - Q3 2023 - USA

MODEL Q3 23 / Q3 22 Q3 23 Q3 22 Q3 23 SHARE Q3 22 SHARE YTD 23 / YTD 22 YTD 23 YTD 22
LEXUS RX -1.55% 26,119 26,530 20% 20% +3.98% 83,491 80,299
AUDI Q5 +12.96% 19,365 17,143 15% 13% +26.83% 54,706 43,132
BMW X3 -20.51% 14,669 18,453 11% 14% -17.00% 42,414 51,104
ACURA MDX +34.89% 12,955 9,604 10% 7% +35.24% 44,919 33,214
MERCEDES-BENZ GLC-CLASS -40.87% 11,504 19,456 9% 15% -47.03% 29,405 55,515
VOLVO XC60 +10.65% 9,318 8,421 7% 6% +13.19% 29,150 25,753
PORSCHE MACAN +23.98% 6,535 5,271 5% 4% +30.64% 20,841 15,953
GENESIS GV70 +39.57% 6,970 4,994 5% 4% +41.05% 18,770 13,307
LINCOLN NAUTILUS +32.36% 6,541 4,942 5% 4% +12.50% 18,897 16,797
CADILLAC XT5 -14.44% 6,212 7,260 5% 6% +7.51% 20,312 18,894
INFINITI QX50 -18.45% 2,435 2,986 2% 2% -16.32% 7,153 8,548
BMW X4 +19.30% 1,978 1,658 2% 1% -4.27% 6,347 6,630
INFINITI QX55 +21.38% 1,419 1,169 1% 1% +11.72% 4,070 3,643
ALFA ROMEO STELVIO -39.11% 1,280 2,102 1% 2% -34.45% 4,032 6,151
JAGUAR F-PACE -40.34% 1,038 1,740 1% 1% +5.62% 3,794 3,592
TOTAL -2.57% 128,338 131,729 +1.51% 388,301 382,532

In terms of segment share, the RX captured 24 percent, down one percentage point. The Audi Q2 gained two percentage points for 18 percent share, while the MDX picked up 12 percent share, up three percentage points. The X3 lost five percentage points, earning 13 percent share, while the XC60 picked up nine percent share, up one percentage point. The GV70 and Nautilus each earned six percent share, each gaining one percentage point, while the XT5 also gained six percent share, down one percentage point. All other contenders accumulated two percent share or less.

Overall, the luxury D-segment crossover segment expanded four percent to 109,261 sales, meaning that Lincoln Nautilus sales outperformed the segment average.

The Ford Authority Take

For the second consecutive quarter, Lincoln Nautilus sales ended up in the green. This indicates that FoMoCo is finally getting a handle on ongoing supply chain issues that have made production difficult.

 

Production of the Nautilus occurs at the Oakville Assembly Plant in Canada. The current generation model is slated to be replaced by the all-new 2024, which be imported from China early next year.

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. John

    Last year for a “real” Nautilus, just can’t see myself buying a made in China Lincoln. It’s antithesis to the whole reason to buy a Lincoln. Sad times.

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    1. Joe

      Buy one now, that is what we did.

      Reply
      1. John

        @ Joe That’s the most likely outcome. Not sure if I want to part with my Diamond Black ’17 MKX with the 3.7 and every option except the park assist yet. It still looks and drives new, 89K on the odometer. First world problems LOL

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  2. Don

    My Diamond Blue ’18 MKX with the 3.7 is one sweet luxury ride. With only 35,000 miles it still feels brand new.

    Reply
  3. Lincoln Fan Mark

    Someone I regard as trustworthy at my Lincoln dealership said Nautilus production will return to North America after the ’24 model year. I have no idea if that is correct. But it will be interesting to watch as both GM and Ford seem to be reevaluating jumping headfirst into elimination of ICE vehicles that a vast majority of the North American buying public still demands.

    Speaking from experience with both an MKX and now a ’21 Nautilus, I think these have been among the most overlooked and underappreciated five passenger luxury SUV’s in the market. Both of mine have been extremely comfortable, reliable, and durable.

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