Do you go to dealerships for no reason? I do. I always have. Why? I like to walk the lot and see what’s interesting. And I like collecting literature. I have, in fact, quite a stash of car brochures, some going back to the 1950s. But I digress. Anyway, as a result I usually check out the Cadillac, Lincoln and Volvo dealers on a regular basis, say once a month.
Sometimes, I see new stuff. Like today. After work, I decided to check out Strieter Lincoln, and see if there was anything interesting on the lot. As I cut through the Panera Bread to access their lot, I did indeed see something new: The 2019 Nautilus.
Yes, Lincoln is bringing back names, after approximately ten years of acronyms. Isn’t it great? Anyway, the 2019 Nautilus is essentially a refreshed Lincoln MKX, with a new schnozz and other refinements.
I prefer sedans to crossovers and SUVs, but this is a nice looking car. Which is kind of rare in 2019 vehicles, as the latest trend seems to be ‘willfully ugly.’
Take the Lexus RX for instance. Right up until about 2015, I thought the Lexus RX was a nice looking mini-me SUV, if not really my cup of tea-or glass of Scotch. Then it was redesigned into something that is a combination of tortured sheetmetal, angles, planes and odd stamped steel dewlaps. Now it looks like a pissed off Nissan Murano.
So while I’d rather nab a certified pre-owned MKZ or Continental sedan, I do appreciate the fact that Lincoln’s crossovers look appealing-a rarity in this category!
The interior had an interesting two-tone effect with off-white (Cappuccino, per the brochure) and Coffee leather seats, with wood trim on console and door handle surrounds. These will be available with a 2.0L four or 2.7L twin-turbo six, according to the brochure I nabbed from the rack on my way out, haha. Standard Select and Broughamier Reserve trim levels will be available, and it’s likely there will be a neo-Designer Edition Black Label version as well, same as the earlier MKX. As this car just came off the truck mere hours before I photographed it, I didn’t drive it, but there will probably be a road test of one of these in the future!