Vehicle Preview: 2021 Lincoln Nautilus
The new 2021 Lincoln Nautilus drives home the luxury brand’s laser focus on delivering a sanctuary on wheels. Lincoln focused on enhancing the cabin of its midsize luxury crossover, and it delivers with a mix of purposeful aesthetic and technology upgrades. The result is a new take on the brand’s top-selling vehicle that offers more of what drivers appreciate.
Chasing a new horizon
A symbol representing a brighter tomorrow, the horizon is a unifying concept within the cabin of the 2021 Lincoln Nautilus. Lincoln designers reimagined the interior of the crossover around horizontal lines, creating a simple yet chic aesthetic that plays into the concept of sanctuary.
The 2021 Lincoln Nautilus sports two standard color options that pull the theme together strongly. Sandstone is a classic-feeling palette that uses various neutral shades, creating depth and complexity with just the right amount of brightness. The popular Ebony interior is richer and bolder with new Roast accents, which adorn the seats, doors, and console armrests. Roast provides deep notes that balance out the black, chrome, and natural wood elements. Both interior options offer sophistication without overshadowing the satisfying simplicity of the new design.
Two Black Label themes demonstrate the full, luxurious potential of the 2021 Lincoln Nautilus. The Black Label Chalet theme evokes the feeling of taking a weekend getaway at a ski lodge. Espresso and Alpine Venetian leather balance with Silverwood appliques, suggesting the warmth and comfort of a lodge nestled among towering mountains. The Flight theme plays strongly into the Lincoln Quiet Flight philosophy, using rich colors and premium materials to create similarities to luxury air travel.
Lincoln continues to emphasize ease of use and rewarding experiences with the improved 2021 Lincoln Nautilus. SYNC® 4 debuts in the new Lincoln Nautilus, bringing faster processing and cloud-based connectivity to deliver a more intuitive experience. With SYNC® 4, the 2021 Lincoln Nautilus gets must-have enhancements like wireless Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ compatibility, Over-the-Air Updates, natural voice recognition, and a fully digital owner’s manual.
This next-generation infotainment system is best viewed on the available 13.2-inch center stack screen — the largest for any Lincoln vehicle and largest in the segment. Mounted horizontally on the dashboard, this screen keeps with the horizontal theme of the cabin and adds an element of modernity. This screen also brings aesthetic flair to the horizon motif with an exclusive Constellation theme, which recreates the look of an evening sky with rich blue punctuated with notes of orange.
Smooth, confident performance
A focus on beauty, experience, and technology is only part of the puzzle for Lincoln. The 2021 Lincoln Nautilus delivers an enriching, empowering drive with a well-honed balance of power, efficiency, and smoothness. A standard 2.0-liter inline four-cylinder offers the quick acceleration and sustained power of turbocharging, putting out 250 horsepower and 280 lb-ft of torque. An available 2.7-liter twin-turbocharged V6 kicks up the excitement with 335 horsepower and 380 lb-ft of torque, yet it still delivers ample quietness and efficiency.
Lincoln offers all-weather confidence for the 2021 Lincoln Nautilus with available Intelligent All-Wheel Drive. Using a system of advanced sensors to monitor performance conditions, Intelligent AWD can supply as much torque to the front or rear wheels as needed in an instant. The result is superior traction and control in adverse driving conditions, making the 2021 Lincoln Nautilus a reliable choice no matter the season or weather.
The 2021 Lincoln Nautilus builds on the solid foundation of the brand’s most popular model. With its elevated cabin, advanced technologies, and balanced driving dynamics, the new Lincoln Nautilus is a poised premium crossover that acts as a refuge on the road.
This article is presented by Oliver Ford Lincoln.