The 2024 Lincoln Nautilus Features a Really Big Screen, Hybrid Powertrain and MoreApril 28, 2023
Lincoln has debuted the next iteration of the midsize Nautilus SUV, packing a new hybrid powertrain, BlueCruise hands-free assistance, and lots of premium amenities.
The Lincoln Nautilus premiered not too long ago as the brand’s next step in the luxury midsize utility segment, replacing the MKX. And after a few updates since its 2019 launch, the Nautilus is back for 2024 with a host of features priming it for modern audiences.
Starting under the hood, customers will be able to choose between a standard 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine or a new hybrid powertrain. This turbo-4 is pushing 250 horsepower and 275 lb-ft of torque, paired to an 8-speed automatic transmission and standard all-wheel drive. The hybrid option also consists of a 2.0-liter turbocharged engine, paired with a CVT automatic and a 100kW electric motor. Total output is targeted at 310 horsepower. We expect the ride to be as smooth as ever thanks to the adaptive suspension and additional sensors monitoring vehicle motion.
Looking from the outside, the handsome redesign may be best captured up front by the modern face and enhanced illumination. The signature lighting elements are said to represent Lincoln’s vision for the future, best portrayed by the lit Lincoln star and connected front light bar. Though, a luxury ride is perhaps even more defined by its cabin space, design and amenities, among other interior appointments.
The Nautilus, unsurprisingly, capitalizes on all of those with premium amenities; though, what is somewhat surprising is the screen real estate allotted. While there is a standard 11.1-inch touchscreen for infotainment, the real star is the new main display taking up the full width of the upper dashboard. This will show vehicle information, navigation, and plenty more; and it can be personalized with the driver’s preferred setup. This display also plays a huge part in Lincoln Rejuvenate. When activated (and when stationary), Rejuvenate will show high-resolution animations on the screen, working in tandem with the massaging seats, lighting and special scents.
The rest of the cabin is certainly up to par, featuring crystal-inspired elements and new upholstery options. One such interior option is a new, exclusive Lincoln Black Label theme “Redwood.” As the name suggests, it features a Redwood Forest tree-inspired vibe.
An interior like this can be best enjoyed while being chauffeured to your destination. And while hiring a driver is out of budget for most, buyers can reach a little closer to the high life with BlueCruise 1.2, their hands-free highway driving feature. This suite, along with standard Advanced Driver Assistance System (ADAS) features, should take some of the chore out of driving for those less inclined to get behind the wheel.
Lincoln is yet to release official pricing on the 2024 Nautilus, but we expect to learn more soon. Stay tuned!