Lincoln’s top-selling U.S. vehicle, the MKX is getting an upgrade price point, as well as a new name. Lincoln announced the name change to “Nautilus,” and a 3.2% price increase. The base model will start at $41,335 and top out at $65,260. Along with the new names comes a wealth of new design elements and technology features.
Robert Parker, Lincoln’s director of marketing, sales and service, said that everything from the A-pillar forward has been redesigned. The Nautilus is the latest Lincoln vehicle to adopt the brand’s mesh grille, which debuted on the MKZ and Continental in 2016.
The vehicle boasts a new 2.0-liter four-cylinder, twin-turbocharged engine that gets 245 hp as well as all-wheel drive. Buyers can upgrade to a 2.7 liter V-6 that gets 335hp. Both will have an eight-speed automatic transmission and auto-stop.
The interior includes improvements that make for extra legroom and headroom as well as 22-position front seats with lumbar massage. The Nautilus will be the first vehicle with Lincoln Co-Pilot360, a suite of standard driver-assist features that consists of automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection, blind spot information with cross traffic alert, lane keeping system, backup camera and auto high beams.