Nautilus Debuts with Standard Lincoln Co-Pilot360, Bringing Sleek Luxury, Smooth Power to Midsize SUVs
- New Nautilus, Lincoln’s newest entry to the midsize luxury SUV market, introduces standard Lincoln Co-Pilot360™, which bundles popular, advanced driver-assist features previously available only as separate options
- 2019 Lincoln Nautilus brings a new turbocharged engine lineup that delivers smooth power through three advanced technologies – turbocharging, direct injection and twin-independent variable camshaft timing
- Bold grille highlighted by unique mesh design provides signature Lincoln look to Nautilus; Gala, new Lincoln Black Label theme inspired by the excitement and high fashion of the New York Met Gala, debuts
DEARBORN, Mich., Nov. 28, 2017 – Nautilus, Lincoln’s newest entry to the popular midsize luxury SUV market, debuts with a new turbocharged engine lineup and a standard suite of advanced technologies offering the driver assistance from the front, rear and sides. Nautilus joins the new MKC, the elegant Continental, new Navigator and stylish MKZ for a lineup of vehicles instantly recognizable as Lincoln.
The 2019 Nautilus introduces Lincoln Co-Pilot360™, which bundles many popular driver-assist features that were previously available only as separate options and makes them standard. It’s incorporated with an array of sophisticated technologies designed to inspire driver confidence.
Technology for greater confidence, connectivity
Lincoln Co-Pilot360 uses cameras and radar to enhance a driver’s capabilities – easing stress and making each journey virtually effortless. Technologies like Blind Spot Information System, which uses radar to alert drivers of approaching vehicles entering their blind spot by flashing an indicator light, and cross-traffic alert, warning drivers of traffic behind when backing out of a parking spot or driveway, are included. Other technologies include pre-collision assist with automatic emergency braking, auto high beams, a lane-keeping system and a rearview camera.
Available evasive steer assist also debuts on Nautilus, providing drivers with steering support to help avoid collisions with a slow or stopped vehicle if a potential accident can’t be mitigated by braking alone. Lane centering technology, which detects lane markings on the road to help keep the vehicle centered, is also available. Lane centering helps keep drivers centered in their lane while adaptive cruise control with stop and go capability is enabled, which allows drivers to set a desired speed and distance between themselves and the vehicle ahead.
Nautilus drivers stay connected through a standard embedded 4G modem with Wi-Fi hotspot capability, while an available concealed wireless charging pad for compatible smartphones ends the hassle of tangled cords. The large center touch screen serves as a portal to standard SYNC® 3 with both Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ compatibility, enabling clients to manage audio, phone and navigation, including WAZE. Steering wheel-mounted controls are also available for some of these functions.
“I commute for more than an hour every day and I want to feel relaxed and enjoy that time behind the wheel,” says Megan McKenzie, SUV marketing manager, The Lincoln Motor Company. “The technology that we offer in our vehicles allows drivers to feel more confident and takes the stress out of so many situations.”
Turbocharging and a new transmission bring smooth power
Lincoln Nautilus moves to an all-new turbocharged engine lineup for 2019, with smooth power delivered through three advanced technologies – turbocharging, direct injection and twin independent variable camshaft timing.
A powerful 2.7-liter turbocharged engine delivers 335 horsepower and 380 lb.-ft. of torque, while the standard 250-horsepower 2.0-liter four-cylinder turbo is efficient* and smooth in operation. Both engines include standard Auto Start-Stop capability, plus a new eight-speed automatic transmission.
Harmonious aesthetic wraps an elegant sanctuary
The new Nautilus brings distinctive form with its function. Its exterior aligns with the rest of the Lincoln lineup, presenting a bold signature grille highlighted by a unique Lincoln star mesh design. The sleek shape of the midsize SUV showcases a harmonious aesthetic along with aerodynamic efficiency, and a new wheel selection adds another layer of personal style.
Upon approach, the new Nautilus welcomes clients with signature Lincoln lighting – first from the outside, then from within. The spacious cabin is designed to be quiet and comfortable, serving as a sanctuary from the outside world. Acoustic side glass reduces wind noise for rear passengers, while advanced engineering solutions decrease sound from the road.
Available Ultra Comfort seats for driver and front passenger, developed with input from orthopedic surgeons, can be adjusted up to 22 ways. The feature, which provides lumbar massage designed to reduce fatigue, is especially beneficial on long trips or in traffic. Heated and cooled seats are available for clients who choose a Lincoln Reserve model. An available 13-speaker or 19-speaker Revel® audio system offers the ultimate sound experience and adds to the soothing environment.
The sleek console for Nautilus provides an airy ambience, while a sophisticated push-button gear shift integrates seamlessly with classic knobs and buttons. A leather-wrapped, hand-stitched steering wheel is mounted ahead of a 12.3-inch fully configurable digital instrument cluster that displays driver information crisply and clearly.
Rich, inspiring Gala
Gala – the newest Lincoln Black Label theme – debuts on the all-new Nautilus. It showcases deep colors and rich textures, inspired by the high fashion and atmosphere of excitement and anticipation inherent at New York’s Met Gala. Gala features seats draped in deeply hued, elegant Carmine and Onyx leather, complemented by the luster of Nouveau Armor aluminum accents.
Lincoln Black Label, created for clients seeking the ultimate in personalization, offers premium materials in specially curated designer themes, along with a host of membership privileges. Two other Lincoln Black Label options for Nautilus are:
- Chalet, new for Nautilus and a client favorite across the Lincoln lineup, evokes the contrasting pleasures of pulse-pounding mountain slopes and the inherent comfort of an après-ski lodge. With Espresso and Alpine Venetian leathers and deep Silverwood appliqués, each touch is designed to awaken the senses
- Thoroughbred celebrates the distinguished and elite lifestyle of horse racing, offering a reflection of traditional American history. Rich Venetian leathers capture the spirit of equestrian life, while Chilean Maple wood, Alcantara® accents and Jet Black trim carry the excitement throughout
Effortless ownership comes standard
Lincoln continues to increase its focus on service offerings that provide effortless ownership experiences, like Pickup and Delivery for the all-new Nautilus. Lincoln is the only luxury automaker to provide Pickup and Delivery as a standard service for all its vehicles to save clients time and effort.
New Lincoln owners receive a six-month complimentary CLEAR membership, allowing them to speed through security at participating airports and major arenas nationwide. Lincoln Black Label clients receive a 12-month complimentary CLEAR membership.
Ease of ownership is also enabled through the Lincoln Way™ app. Lincoln Way allows clients to start, lock, unlock and locate their new Nautilus, as well as schedule remote starts to enable the vehicle to heat or cool to comfortable levels. Owners can use the app to monitor fuel levels and check tire pressures.. Lincoln Way also allows clients to make monthly vehicle payments and to pay for vehicle service.
*21 city / 25 highway / 23 combined fuel economy
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SOURCE: The Lincoln Motor Company