Experienced by Kimatni D. Rawlins
“When it rains, it pours” was the scenic theme during the global debut of the 2024 Lincoln Nautilus at Iron23 located in the heart of New York City. VIP guests, media, and dealers were serenaded by the uplifting vibes of musician Karriem Riggins as the stately SUV rolled onto the stage, simultaneously showered by waterfalls descending from the sky. The new Nautilus ranks third in Lincoln’s lineup after the Navigator and Aviator and is completely redesigned from the ground up, a first since 2016.
Referred to as a “Sanctuary for the Senses,” Lincoln is leading into an era that celebrates the work of human ingenuity with its mid-sized premium Nautilus SUV. At the introduction, Lincoln president Dianne Craig and global design director Kemal Curic reveled in the evening excitement as the American automaker’s Centennial momentum has continued with stellar product unveils and exciting digital technologies to appease your driving needs. Owners of the Nautilus will enjoy a light bar that runs across the front fascia and through the signature hand-crafted grille, available H2 Pixel headlamps as well as all-new LED taillamps with animation, integrated dual trapezoidal exhaust tips, over-the-air updates through 5G connectivity, and an 11.1l” center touchscreen that centralizes the elongated upper display which extends from the passenger door to the driver’s door.
“For more than a century, Lincoln has been recognized for its exquisite design and craftsmanship, and as we look ahead to the future, we reimagined the cabin experience and what the sanctuary can become for our clients,” said Dianne Craig, president of Lincoln. “The 2024 Nautilus will elevate our portfolio and offer our global clients an all-new, compelling SUV with connected experiences and features that make it just as fun to drive as it is to relax in.”
Reimagined and engineered for Lincoln’s younger customer base, the Nautilus will be offered with both a gas and hybrid powertrain. The standard 2-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine features 250-horsepower, 275 lb.-ft. of torque, and pairs with an 8-speed automatic transmission and AWD. The hybrid setup incorporates a 310-horsepower 2.0-liter turbocharged hybrid engine (HEV) and connects with a continuously variable automatic transmission featuring a 100 kW electric motor. An adaptive suspension, sensors that constantly monitor vehicle motion, body movement, steering, acceleration, and braking activities, and five drive modes (normal, conserve, excite, slippery, and deep conditions) complete the performance aspects of the Nautilus.
Whether behind the wheel or joining the journey as passengers, step inside the Nautilus and enjoy a moment of tranquility. The elegant cabin will enthuse guests with crystal-inspired details; a piano key shifter, instrument panel toggles, and audio knob; and an immersive digital experience from the 28-speaker Revel Ultima 3D audio package. Exclusive to Lincoln, the impressive system is where the art of luxury meets the science of sound.
To go along with the four signature exterior paint options — Red Carpet, Diamond Red, Chroma Caviar, and Blue Panther — the SUV can be paired with three interior decors: Black Onyx and Medium Light Space Gray, a two-tone Smoked Truffle, and Black Onyx and Allura Blue. For a sporty vibe, select the Jet Appearance Package which includes two-tone paint, black 22” rims, anodized black exterior elements, and a unique interior. Finally, choose the exclusive Lincoln Black Label for preeminence since it showcases a new Redwood persona as in the warmth and beauty of the redwood forest, including a tree-inspired motif.
Built and shipped from China, expect the Nautilus to arrive in the United States in early 2024 with a bevy of comforting innovations such as Lincoln BlueCruise 1.2 (hands-free highway driver-assist system) and a newfangled multisensory and in-cabin experience dubbed Lincoln Rejuvenate which features ambient lighting, seat massaging, various landscapes soundtracks, and digital scenting. Ordering is now open at www.Lincoln.com.