The interior is getting a major upgrade.
Before the Lincoln Nautilus gets discontinued in a few years, the mid-size luxury SUV will receive a mid-cycle update for the 2021 model update. Lincoln has kept quiet about the upcoming update, but we now know when it will debut thanks to an official teaser posted on the automaker's social media channels. According to Lincoln, the 2021 Nautilus will be revealed next week on November 20, so we don't have long to wait. Lincoln promises the refreshed luxury SUV will provide a "soothing experience," but no other details were shared. The accompanying teaser image isn't very revealing either, showing a close-up of the side profile.
While the exterior will most likely receive a minor refresh, the cabin will be getting a major upgrade. A leaked photo emerged online back in September showing the cabin with numerous upgrades inspired by the Aviator and Navigator. Premium wood trim separates the upper and lower sections of the dashboard, and the touchscreen running Lincoln's latest SYNC 4 infotainment system is significantly larger.
Other upgrades include a redesigned multifunctional steering wheel and a fully digital driver's display. It's going to be a massive step up from the current model.
Under the hood, engine options are expected to carry over for the 2021 model update, meaning the Nautilus will still be offered with either a turbocharged four-cylinder producing 250 horsepower and 280 lb-ft of torque or a 2.7-liter twin-turbo V6 with 335 hp and 380 lb-ft of torque. Both options include an eight-speed automatic transmission. Hopefully, the update will help boost the SUV's sales, but the Nautilus is living on borrowed time.
Reports claim the Nautilus will end production at the Oakville Assembly Plant in Canada in 2024. The Ford Edge, which shares a lot of its components with the Nautilus, is also expected to finish production in 2023.