Nautilus is a relatively fresh name in the automotive industry. However, it gained instant popularity thanks to its luxury and practicality. The 2021 Lincoln Nautilus is almost ready to arrive and it is its third year of the production. Nautilus replaced the MKX model and is now ready for its first refreshments.
The new generation won’t arrive in the next couple of years for sure, so expect minor updates year after year. Most of the vehicle will largely remain. The 2021 Nautilus will only get a minor exterior facelift and various interior updates. In terms of performance, a hybrid powertrain is just a rumor for now and nothing is official yet.
2021 Nautilus Exterior Facelift
The upcoming 2021 Lincoln Nautilus really looks impressive. This model came as a replacement for the MKX model and it arrived as a true refreshment. Its design is very upscale and it looks brand-new. For that reason, the new Nautilus won’t change that much. Still, this mid-size SUV is ready for its first updates. The updates are minor but are more than welcome.
It seems like the Nautilus SUV will borrow a couple of cues from the Ford Edge model. Small modifications on the front fascia include slightly larger headlights and additional chrome accents. Besides that, nothing will change. However, we are hoping to see new exterior colors or new optional equipment.
The same is with interior design. New 2021 Lincoln Nautilus will continue to offer an impressive cabin and changes are really small. The mid-size SUV will only gain new driver-assistance aids and the updated infotainment system. Whatsoever, compared to MKX, Nautilus didn’t offer that much change. We understand it is hard to make a luxury cabin even more luxurious.
Nautilus is a premium SUV with plenty of equipment and various interior color schemes. Moreover, the cabin is spacious and it provides more than enough room for all passengers. The cargo area has been rated at 70 cubic feet of space. Without folded rear seats, Nautilus offers 37 cubic feet.
The all-new 2021 Lincoln Nautilus comes with two engine options. The first option is a 2.0-liter turbo-four engine with 250 hp. A more powerful 2.7-liter V6 is optional and it provides 335 horsepower. Both units are mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission. Their fuel economy is more than decent. The standard engine has been rated at 20 mpg in the city and 27 mpg on the highway.
On the other hand, the optional powertrain provides similar figures. Moreover, both units can tow over 3,000 pounds. The latest rumor is a hybrid powertrain. Lincoln started with electrification and its Aviator model is perhaps the latest example. As for the 2021 Nautilus, this is still nothing more than pure speculation.
2021 Lincoln Nautilus Price and Release Date
We can expect new 2021 Lincoln Nautilus at some point later in 2020. Most likely, this mid-size SUV will go on sale in the last quarter of the year. The price will once again start at $40,000. Nautilus will continue to rival models such as Infiniti QX60 and Cadillac XT5.