Moving Toward Better Names: MKX Rebranded as the Lincoln Nautilus

The new 2019 Lincoln Nautilus will replace the MKX and become the first movement toward a new naming structure.

Sometimes it feels like automotive brands have tried to get too cute with their naming structures and expect the layman to understand what these names mean. Thankfully, Lincoln is making a move away from some of the confusing names of its models for the future.

This midsize SUV is headed toward a new generation and a new name that we’re sure to admire, enjoy and begin to understand with ease. The new Lincoln Nautilus will certainly capture our attention and make us want to know what it offers.

Because the new Nautilus will maintain the midsize proportions that we’ve become used to, it will be a vehicle we seem to understand but it will also have a new design that will offer a large grill that will allow it to look much like the rest of the Lincoln models.

There will also be a set of LED headlights with dramatic accent lighting to give this new SUV a classier look compared to what it has been for the MKX that is now going to be deleted from the market.

More Specifics for the Nautilus

Under the hood, there will be two engine choices to start with, which could expand to more in the future. The base engine will be a 2.0-liter four-cylinder model that gives you 245 horsepower while the upgraded engine is a 2.7-liter twin-turbocharged V6 that’s raged to bring you 335 ponies and 380 lb.-ft. of torque.

Both of these engines will make use of an eight-speed automatic transmission to give you smooth shifting for the drive you need to make which also benefits from the ability to heat up the transmission fluid faster upon startup.

Step inside the cabin and enjoy the customizable 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, a choice of either a 13 or 19-speaker Revel audio system, impressive leather seats that adjust 22 different ways, and the Sync3 infotainment system. This system allows you to enjoy the connectivity of Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

Standard Safety Features Found within the Lincoln Nautilus

You’ll also have the safety system you want with the new Nautilus which brings you adaptive cruise control, a lane-centering feature, active park assists, evasive steer assist, lane departure warnings, pre-collision assist, pedestrian detection, and blind-spot monitoring to make sure you can have the information you need from behind the wheel.

While we don’t know what the pricing structure will be for the Nautilus yet, this impressive new SUV will arrive on the markets in the early part of the spring of 2018.

You’re sure to enjoy the fact that Lincoln is moving away from the naming system used in the past to bring you names that will be associated perfectly with the size and qualities of the vehicles that you want to drive and enjoy on the road.

This SUV has been introduced at the LA Auto Show to let us see what it will be when we want to get on the road for a drive.

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