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New Lincoln Nautilus Celebrated On Film 30
Nov
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in LA Auto Show, Lincoln, Lincoln MKX, Lincoln Nautilus, Lincoln Videos, new cars, video on 11 30th, 2017


Lincoln have started changing the nomenclature of their models, with the first one to arrive with a new moniker being the updated MKX, aka Nautilus.

Unveiled at the 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show, the premium midsize SUV is being celebrated on film, where the Ford-owned brand uses words such as “beauty meets serenity” to describe it.

Regardless if you’re a fan of its exterior design, with a front end that’s similar to the Lincoln Continental, new tail lamps joined together by a lights strip, and generously-sized wheels, the carmaker will start rolling out the first units next year, as it’s scheduled to arrive at dealers nationwide in mid-2018.

Customers can choose between the three distinctive exterior and interior themes, sold under the Black Label moniker, including the Chalet, Thoroughbred, and Gala, with the latest one being shown in the SUV’s official launch film.

Moreover, they will also have to decide whether the entry-level 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine is the one to go for, with 245hp, or if the larger 2.7-liter unit, rated at 335hp, is the smart choice. Both of them are paired to an 8-speed automatic gearbox and get standard stop/start tech.

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Lincoln Brings Back Names With 2019 Nautilus, A Continental-Faced MKX 29
Nov
Posted by Brad Anderson in Galleries, LA Auto Show, Lincoln, Lincoln MKX, Lincoln Nautilus, new cars on 11 29th, 2017


Lincoln has taken the wraps off the all-new 2019 Nautilus at the LA Auto Show as a direct replacement to the MKX.

A mid-size luxury SUV, the Lincoln Nautilus will be available with two different engines. The entry-level one is a 2.0-liter four-cylinder delivering an estimated 245 hp. Sitting at the top of the range is a turbocharged 2.7-liter engine delivering 335 hp and 380 lb-ft of torque. Beyond using forced induction, this engine also has direct injection and twin independent variable camshaft timing. Both engines are mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission and include Auto Start-Stop capability as standard.

From a design standpoint, there’s absolutely no mistaking the Nautilus from the SUV it replaces. In fact, its front fascia bares a striking resemblance to the Lincoln Continental and is characterized by a prominent chrome grille with distinctive headlights and LED daytime running lights.

In the cabin, Lincoln has implemented a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, hand-stitched leather steering wheel, and a large central touchscreen with SYNC 3 and supporting both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. If customers want the best Lincoln can offer, Ultra Comfort seats can be installed up front, complete with 22 ways of adjustment. Both 13-speaker and 19-speaker Revel audio systems are also offered.

As you’d expect from a premium SUV of this kind, the Nautilus has a suite of safety and convenience systems. Among these are adaptive cruise control, Pre-Collision Assist with Pedestrian Detection, Blind Spot Information System, lane-departure warning, lane-keeping aid, active park assist, and an auto-hold feature that holds the car without the brake pedal.

Lincoln has also introduced its Black Label experience to the Nautilus. Beyond offering customers a range of membership privileges, Lincoln Black Label adds three distinctive interior and exterior themes to the SUV.

The first, dubbed Chalet, comes complete with Espresso and Alpine Venetian leathers and Silverwood accents. The second, coined Thoroughbred, aims to celebrate the elite lifestyle of horse racing and combines Rich Venetian leathers with Alcantara, Jet Black, and Chilean Maple wood accents. The third is Gala, inspired by New York’s Met Gala. It consists of Carmine leather, Onyx leather and an Alcantara headliner. A number of aluminum touches are also included.

The 2019 Lincoln Nautilus will reach Lincoln dealerships this summer.

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2019 Lincoln Nautilus Is The Facelifted MKX 28
Nov
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in featured, LA Auto Show, Lincoln, Lincoln MKX, Lincoln Nautilus, new cars, Top 5 on 11 28th, 2017


After waiting all day for Lincoln to show us that mystery vehicle they teased us with yesterday, the 2019 Nautilus SUV has just surfaced on YouTube ahead of schedule.

All we knew until today was that this new model was meant to “make a lasting impression”, and that it was going to be on display in LA next to the 2019 MKC. What we’re finding out though is that the Nautilus isn’t exactly all-new, but rather a significant update for the MKX.

The new name also brings with it a new design, where the front end resembles a Continental’s, which does help make the SUV look a little more elegant. The rear end however hasn’t been changed significantly.

In similar fashion to the 2019 MKC, the Nautilus also features a more traditional grille rather than that winged designed you saw on the 2017 MKX, while its headlights are smaller and no longer make contact with the grille, as they did before the facelift.

Inside, the changes are subtle, yet they’re there if you look close enough. For starters, there’s a new steering wheel, noticeably different than the one found on the 2017 MKX or even the new 2019 MKC. It features a clearer three-spoke design, and a new layout for the multifunction buttons. New trims, materials and colors are also to be expected, and the digital gauge cluster is a strong 2018-worthy addition.

As for the engine range and full list of features, we should know more about the Nautilus once Lincoln sends out the press release. Keep in mind that the MKX previously made use of a 3.7-liter Ti-VCT V6 engine, and a 2.7-liter twin-turbocharged V6.

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