Saudi Arabia, Al Riyadh, 2021 – Lincoln Middle East fans can start welcoming the redesigned and refreshed 2021 Nautilus luxury crossover into their home from today, with the newest model certain to continue the momentum and popularity it’s enjoyed since launch two years ago.
Subtle but stylish exterior updates to the two-row Nautilus see a new grille, modified lower front fascia, and the chrome fog lamp bezel replaced with horizontal chrome trim. There are two new wheel styles to complement the striking new Lincoln colors of Asher Gray, Flight Blue, and Green Gem.
Nautilus also joins its stablemates, Navigator and Aviator, in the sleek Monochromatic paint (optional) program for 2021, which includes a new body-colored grille with chrome surrounds, and 20-inch monochromatic premium painted cast-aluminum wheels, among a number of other elegant and understated touches.
The new interior, inspired by Aviator and Corsair, sees steering-wheel-mounted paddle shifters (with a 2.7-liter engine only) and the chic Lincoln piano key shifters added to the cabin, as well as wireless smartphone charging convenience, removing unsightly charging cable clutter.
One of the, literally, biggest updates over the previous Nautilus is a new 13.2-inch human-machine interface. More simply, that’s the huge horizontal center stack LCD touchscreen – the largest across the Lincoln brand – which offers new levels of simplicity and connectivity, as a complement to the newly-debuting SYNC 4 infotainment system.
Still, with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, SYNC 4 now offers cord-free phone connectivity, a new split-screen Information on Demand panel, and a Digital Owner’s Manual for quick access to vehicle information. The touchscreen navigation with pinch to zoom capability is retained for SYNC 4, adding further convenience.
When it comes to safety, the new Nautilus packs a punch with Lincoln Co-Pilot360, which bundles many popular driver-assist features as standard. It’s incorporated with an array of sophisticated technologies – such as a Lane-Keeping System, Pre-Collision Assist with Automatic Emergency Braking, Blind Spot Detection with Cross-Traffic Alert, and Auto High Beams – designed to inspire driver confidence.
A powerful 2.7-liter turbocharged V6 engine (Reserve trim), delivering 335 hp and 515 Nm of torque, makes Nautilus more powerful than its closest rivals; not to mention offering more cargo space than most medium premium utility offerings in the market. Nautilus boasts the incomparable luxury of style, substance, and space.
“The new Nautilus provides a superior ride, an array of driver assistance technologies, and the kind of effortless experiences Lincoln customers have become accustomed to,” said Sami Malkawi, Managing Director, Lincoln Direct Markets. “With its stunning exterior design and beautifully crafted interior, we’re certain this premium product will help continue the brand’s recent trend of exceptional regional sales growth.”