A seismic redefinition of luxury that encompassed sensory comforts with zen-like devotion is underway in fashion, five-star resorts, and automobile design. Today’s design features must soothe and awaken inner calm, and perhaps even enlighten. Gone are the days of ‘more is more – and layering of trend on-trend…” especially in automotive design where the cabin experience is now considered a major enticement to brand loyalty and sales.
Lincoln has always elevated the American statement on great design, forward-looking refinement, and ingenious technology and engineering. With the addition of the Nautilus, Lincoln is now offering the most complete lineup of luxury SUVs, all of which are elegantly cohesive within an exquisite design philosophy.
Like a luxury boutique, the Lincoln showrooms are designed to flaunt Lincoln’s signature exterior design coupled with the latest technology that offers a sense of command and luxury to the driver, as well as the interior environment’s inherent ability to foster calmness to passengers.
Our first drive Nautilus came with the available 2.7-liter twin-turbocharged V6 engine with 335 horsepower but the standard 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder is still plenty powerful. Both engines include standard Auto Start-Stop capability and 8-speed transmission. Inside the sanctuary of style, with an interior design that will become your happy place, Lincoln’s Quiet Flight DNA prevails and includes the all-new 13.2-inch center stack screen along with lincoln’s signature piano key shifter. There are also two new standard interior colors in addition to two Lincoln Black Label themes – Chalet and Flight that will a bit of bespoke to your Nautilus.
“Nautilus plays a critical role in bringing new clients to the brand, especially those who are looking for the flexibility of a larger midsize SUV and appreciate the luxurious features and design that set Lincoln apart,” said Michael Sprague, North America director, Lincoln. “The intent for the new Nautilus was refinement, rounding out our distinct lineup of SUVs – truly creating sanctuary.”
The new Lincoln Nautilus design is something to take note of and continues the trend with Aviator and Corsair proving that less is truly more. Smart design is luxury and smart design is always on-trend. In driving from New York City to East Hampton and ending at the Delamar Hotel Greenwich the Lincoln Nautilus enlightened us in the ‘new’ Lincoln luxury. Having car keys are so 2020, we loved the new phone as a key technology, which allows us to start and operate our Lincoln using our phone, another feature of the luxury tour de force that is Nautilus.
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