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Is Linoln Ending Nautilus Production in 2024?

Is Linoln Ending Nautilus Production in 2024?

There are numerous rumours around right now that has Ford ending production of the Lincoln Nautilus in 2024. While as yet unconfirmed, the rumour comes from a usually reliable sources so could be true.


Some outlets are quoting the news as set in stone. As far as I can tell, it originated from an analyst from Auto Forecast Solutions who said there were rumblings that this was going to happen in 2023 or 2024. This coincides with the retirement of the Ford Edge, upon which the Lincoln Nautilus is based.


Lincoln responded with; "The Nautilus plays and will continue to play an important role in Lincoln’s growing SUV portfolio which includes the Corsair, Aviator and Navigator. Lincoln is investing in growth segments like SUVs and we have no plans to exit the segment."


Which neither confirms nor denies the rumour as ‘segment’ does not equal model.


The Nautilus is manufactured here in Canada at the Oakville Assembly Plant. It is a rebranded MKX. Renamed after Lincoln began using words instead of three letter acronyms.


That same analyst also said the future for the Oakville Assembly Plant could also be in doubt. We should find out more in September as the labour agreement at the plant is up for renegotiation then.


2020 Lincoln Nautilus


The 2020 Lincoln Nautilus was the MKX until the rebranding. A decent crossover SUV based on the Ford Edge and given the Lincoln treatment.


It’s a good looking vehicle, with signature Lincoln grille, rounded styling, subtle panel detailing and some superb alloy wheels. It’s an upscale design that is almost unrecognizable from the Edge, which is why it is so popular.


Inside, you get thew typical Lincoln levels of luxury, including a spacious cabin, seating for five, adjustable front seats and lots of storage options throughout. The dashboard is digital with optional readouts, the centre screen is large and crystal clear and the entire interior design is top class.


Under the hood is one of two engines. A 2.0-litre turbocharged four cylinder with 250 hp and 280 lb-ft of torque and a 2.7-litre twin turbo V6 with 335 hp and 380 lb-ft of torque. Both use an eight speed automatic transmission. AWD is optional on the 2.0-litre and standard on the V6.


The Nautilus comes with automatic emergency braking, active lane control and blind-spot monitors as standard. There is also the option to add adaptive cruise control with stop-and-go and steering assist in evasive manoeuvres.


As you would expect, every Nautilus trim comes feature-packed and with lots of luxury. Visit Northway Ford Lincoln, 388 King George Road Brantford ON N3S 3N2 to take a test drive.

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