Lincoln has faced acute criticism for its naming strategy in the recent past, but the 2019 Lincoln Nautilus SUV is the MKX Replacement. The company revealed its next-gen MKX at the Los Angeles Auto Show, where it surprised the audiences that the five-passenger SUV would carry a Nautilus nameplate.
The Nautilus will receive dozens of technological tricks for the 2019 model year.
What’s New Aside From The Name?
The 2019 Lincoln Nautilus SUV appears to resemble the MKC in that it receives a new face of Lincoln. It also gets a new grille that debuted on such cars as Continental, MKZ, and the Lincoln Navigator. This new grille is increasingly gaining a tremendous presence on the road, and it equally suits the crossover perfectly well.
The inbound Nautilus also gets new headlamp clusters that are entirely separated from the grille. Furthermore, we can find the thin LED turn signals that seem to be distinct from the main lamps. Lincoln has subtly reshaped the spoiler on the tailgate with a cleaner look, whereas the full-width tail lamps showcase a sophisticated design.
The adaptive cruise system is carried over from the MKX, but Lincoln adds a lane centering system to the new vehicle. Besides, the 2019 Lincoln Nautilus can make use of a combination of radar and camera in predicting the obstacles in the pathway. It also assists the driver to swerve around an obstacle to avoid a possible collision.
2019 Lincoln Nautilus – Renewed Face, Revived Interior
The 2019 Lincoln Nautilus is set to follow the template that was earlier established by the Lincoln Continental. The new face and nose are carried over and complement the rest of the MKX styling. Overall, the visual appearance of the Nautilus highlights a transformed front fascia alongside super-nifty light signatures.
The 2019 Lincoln Nautilus interior strays from the bold direction taken by both the Continental and Navigator. The cabin hosts the 22-way Ultra Comfortable seats with a lumbar massage. The new Nautilus will present a 13- or 19- speaker Revel audio system.
You never have to futz with USBs to charge your phone as you have a hidden inductive-charging pad option. Ford’s Sync 3 corporate infotainment system resides in the center stack and gets furnished with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto functionality. A configurable 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster proves handy in helping the driver take stock of the goings-on while on the go.
2019 Lincoln Nautilus – Engine, Transmission, and Steering
The new Lincoln Nautilus provides two direct-injected and turbocharged engine options. The first one is a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder drivetrain that punches out 245 horsepower. The second option is a 2.7-liter V-6 that offers 335 ponies and 380 pound-feet of torque. The two engine variants get an automatic start/stop function along with an 8-speed automatic gearbox.
As usual, Lincoln’s vertical push buttons will control the transmission while active safety technology is devoid of Marko Ramius-grade active sonar. Instead, it features both cameras and radars that help the driver to center the vehicle in the right lane. This system even goes further to steer the vehicle away from an obstacle.
2019 Lincoln Nautilus – Pricing and Release Date
Unfortunately, Lincoln has remained mum as far as pricing is concerned. We believe the company will expose pricing detailed sometime next year. The 2019 Lincoln Nautilus will be available at Lincoln dealers in the summer of next year, which is 2018.