Nautilus SUV is a relatively new model. It comes with luxury and modern design. Moreover, its performance is great. The upcoming 2021 Lincoln Nautilus is about to arrive and it will introduce a couple of drastic changes. This model will arrive in early 2021 and most of its updates will happen inside the cabin.
Mechanically, Nautilus won’t change at all and the exterior design will introduce minor visual updates. Nautilus offers two gasoline engines and both of them are using turbocharger. Moreover, its safety ratings are impressive. This model is about to roll out from Ford’s plant in Canada and its price should remain intact.
2021 Nautilus Gets Three New Colors
The all-new 2021 Lincoln Nautilus looks truly amazing. This SUV is full of luxury and it looks premium. Nautilus arrived as a replacement for the MKX model and so far, it manages good sales. Visually, Nautilus is very upright and it wears almost brand-new stuff. Nautilus is very similar to the Ford Edge model and the two models will share a couple of styling cues.
However, Nautilus is a mid-size SUV and its dimensions won’t change in the near future. Its front fascia looks amazing and the new model will get refreshed headlights. Furthermore, the front grille will wear more chrome accents. The rear part remains intact but Lincoln will offer new exterior colors. New exterior paints are the Asher Grey, Green Gem, and Flight Blue.
New Tablet-Like Touchscreen
As we said, most of the changes will happen on the inside. The 2021 Lincoln Nautilus won’t offer its current 8.0-inch touchscreen anymore. Instead, a new 13.2-inch tablet-like touchscreen is now present. Moreover, SYNC3 infotainment is now updated to a brand-new SYNC4 system. Thanks to that, Nautilus will offer more features, including over-the-air updates, new satellite radio, and upgraded voice recognition. What we like the most is Lincoln’s orange and blue Constellation theme.
According to Lincoln, this theme is inspired by the night sky. The new display will now sit on a redesigned dashboard that is now horizontally-oriented. The dash will wear more upright materials and new switchgear. Nautilus SUV also offers different upholstery colors. For an instance, you can choose between white, brown, and black leather upholstery. A 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster remains the same but a new “Phone As a Key” system is available.
Two Turbocharged Engines
As before, the new 2021 Lincoln Nautilus will offer two gasoline engines. The first one is a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine with 250 horsepower and 280 lb-ft of torque. The second option is a 2.7-liter twin-turbo V6 engine that generates 335 hp and 380 lb-ft of twisting power. Both powertrains are using the same eight-speed automatic transmission and start-stop technology is offered as standard.
And while the base 2.0-liter engine offers a standard front-wheel-drive system, the optional V6 offers all-wheel-drive as a standard system. As for the fuel economy, the first engine delivers 20 mpg in the city and 27 mpg on the highway. Towing capacity is set at around 3,000 pounds, which is more than enough.
2021 Lincoln Nautilus Price and Release Date
The price of the forthcoming 2021 Lincoln Nautilus will start at around $40,000. This mid-size SUV is currently in production in Ford’s Oakville plant in Canada. The sales will begin in early 2021 and Nautilus will compete with models such as Cadillac XT5 and Infiniti QX60.