The 2021 Lincoln Nautilus is about to come with big changes, according to leaked photos. The nameplate that arrived just a couple years ago is actually no more than a renamed MKX. Of course, we saw significant exterior updates, as the model arrived with the brand’s latest design language. However, the mechanics, as well as the interior have remained the same. Fortunately, the latter will change for the next year, as we are about to see a completely new dashboard design, which will look far more premium than before.
Other than the new interior, the 2021 Lincoln Nautilus will carry on in the same way. You may count on a familiar design and features. The new model will carry on with the same engines in the offer, while the list of features may be expanded for a bit. We expect to see this model on sale sometime in the last quarter of the year.
2021 Lincoln Nautilus Gets New Interior
Without any doubt, the biggest novelty for the next year will be a new dashboard. If you look at the outgoing model, the dashboard looks quite ordinary, pretty much the same as in Ford Edge. That was the main reason why nobody was taking this crossover as a serious competitor to premium models like BMW X5 or Lexus RX. This is finally going to change, as the new dashboard takes a lot of inspiration from models like Aviator and Corsair. This means classic design solutions complemented with a large tablet-like touchscreen at the center stack. Of course, materials will be much finer, while we also count on more standard equipment.
On the other side, the overall cabin layout will remain the same. You may count on the same amount of passenger room, as we are talking about the same 112.2-inch wheelbase. This means two comfortable rows of seats, while the cargo area also features pretty average numbers. You may count on 37.2 cubic feet behind the second row, while the overall cargo space goes around 68.8 cubic feet.
2021 Lincoln Nautilus Exterior
In terms of the exterior design, we don’t expect to see any particular change for the next year. Simply, a completely new styling arrive along with the Nautilus nameplate a few years ago. The new look follows Lincoln’s latest design language, which has been introduced with the new Navigator. It utilizes a lot of classic design solutions and definitely looks way better than some previous generations of Lincon cars. For the next year, we certainly won’t see any bigger modification, though there is always a chance to see things like new color options etc.
The mechanical aspect of the vehicle will remain untouched too. The 2021 Lincoln Nautilus will continue to ride on a familiar CD4 platform and share many parts with Ford Edge. The two models also feature very similar proportions.
We definitely expect to see a longer list of standard features for the next year. That particularly refers to tech goodies, where we are about to see a new, bigger touchscreen, along with an updated infotainment system and digital instrument cluster. The upcoming model will come standard with goodies like an 11-speaker audio system, satellite radio, Bluetooth, a Wi-Fi hot spot, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and two USB ports, as well as with a couple of additions that are currently on the list of options. Some of the potential candidates are a panoramic sunroof, a rear-seat entertainment system, a 13- or 19-speaker Revel audio system, HD Radio, wireless device charging, and navigation.
When it comes to safety, the current model comes standard with goodies like a rearview camera, rear parking sensors, rear cross traffic alert, blind spot monitoring, lane departure warning, lane keep assist, forward collision warning, pedestrian detection, and automatic emergency braking. Some of the possible additions for the next year could be things like a surround-view parking camera system, front parking sensors, adaptive cruise control, evasive steering assist etc.
2021 Lincoln Nautilus Engines
Under the hood, things will definitely remain the same for the next year. The base 2021 Lincoln Nautilus will come equipped with a 2.0-liter turbo-four, which puts out around 250 horsepower. Those who are looking for something peppier can pick a 2.7-liter V6, which is good for about 335 horsepower. Both engines come in pair with 8-speed automatic transmission.
When it comes to fuel economy, the base engine returns around 21 mpg in the city and 26 mpg on the highway. The V6 is slightly thirstier and returns around 19 mpg in the city and 26 mpg on the highway.
2021 Lincoln Nautilus Release Date and Price
We expect to see 2021 Lincoln Nautilus sometime in the last quarter of the year, with the base price around 42.000 dollars.