The Lincoln Nautilus has been around since 2019, but for 2024, it gets a major makeover that transforms it into a fully electric luxury crossover. The new Nautilus is based on the same platform as the Ford Mustang Mach-E, but it has a distinct identity that sets it apart from its sibling. The Nautilus is sleek, sophisticated, and spacious, with various features and options for discerning buyers who want to go green without giving up comfort or fun.
The 2024 Lincoln Nautilus is powered by a dual-motor system that delivers 346 horsepower and 428 lb-ft of torque. According to Lincoln, it can accelerate from zero to 60 mph in 5.5 seconds and has a top speed of 130 mph. The Lincoln Nautilus offers two battery sizes: a standard 68-kWh pack that provides an estimated 230 miles of range and an optional 88-kWh pack that boosts the range to 300 miles. Both batteries can be recharged at up to 150 kW using a DC fast charger, which means you can get up to 80 percent of juice in about 45 minutes.
The Nautilus also has an intelligent all-wheel-drive system that can vary the torque distribution between the front and rear axles depending on the driving conditions and the selected drive mode. There are five modes to choose from: Normal, Conserve, Excite, Slippery, and Deep Conditions. Each mode adjusts the steering, suspension, throttle, and traction settings to optimize the performance and efficiency of the Nautilus.
The exterior of the Nautilus is elegant and refined, with a signature Lincoln grille that features an illuminated star logo. The LED headlights and taillights are slim and stylish, while the body lines are smooth and aerodynamic. The Nautilus rides on 19-inch wheels as standard, but you can opt for 20- or 21-inch wheels for a more aggressive look. The Nautilus also has a panoramic sunroof that lets in plenty of natural light and a hands-free power liftgate that makes loading and unloading easy.
The interior of the Nautilus is spacious and luxurious, with room for five passengers and up to 59.6 cubic feet of cargo space with the rear seats folded. The cabin is trimmed with premium materials such as leather, wood, and metal and features ambient lighting and acoustic glass for a serene atmosphere. The Nautilus also has a host of technology features that make driving safer and more enjoyable. The dashboard is dominated by a 15.5-inch touchscreen that runs the Sync 4A infotainment system, which supports wireless Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Amazon Alexa, and over-the-air updates. The Nautilus also has a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster that displays relevant information such as speed, battery level, range, navigation, and driver-assist features.
The Nautilus comes standard with the Lincoln Co-Pilot360 suite of safety and driver-assist features, which includes automatic emergency braking, blind-spot monitoring, lane-keeping assist, rear cross-traffic alert, adaptive cruise control with stop-and-go capability, evasive steering assist, speed sign recognition, reverse brake assist, and automatic high beams. You can also add the Lincoln Co-Pilot360 Plus package, which adds enhanced active park assist, adaptive steering, a 360-degree camera system, and a head-up display.
The Nautilus also offers several options that enhance the comfort and convenience of the cabin. You can get heated and ventilated front seats with massage function, heated rear seats, heated steering wheel, wireless charging pad, Wi-Fi hotspot, premium Revel sound system with 14 speakers or 19 speakers (depending on the trim level), and a rear-seat entertainment system with dual 10.1-inch screens.
The 2024 Lincoln Nautilus starts at $51,495 for the base model with the standard battery pack. The Reserve trim level adds more features and costs $56,495 with the standard battery or $60,495 with the extended-range battery. The top-of-the-line Black Label trim level offers exclusive themes and materials and costs $66,495 with the standard battery or $70,495 with the extended-range battery.
The 2024 Lincoln Nautilus is a luxury EV without compromising style or performance. It offers impressive power and range, a refined and spacious cabin, and a plethora of technology and safety features. It’s also backed by Lincoln’s customer service program, which includes complimentary maintenance and a four-year subscription to the Lincoln Way app. It allows you to access various features and services such as remote start, lock and unlock, vehicle status, roadside assistance, and more.
The 2024 Lincoln Nautilus is expected to go on sale in late 2023. It will compete with other luxury electric crossovers such as the Tesla Model Y, the Audi e-tron, the Mercedes-Benz EQC, and the Volvo XC40 Recharge. The Nautilus has an advantage over some of its rivals in terms of range, performance, and interior space, but it also faces challenges in terms of brand recognition, charging network, and resale value.
The Nautilus is part of Lincoln’s plan to electrify its entire lineup by 2030. The brand already offers plug-in hybrid versions of the Aviator and the Corsair. It plans to introduce a new electric SUV in 2022 that will be built on a dedicated EV platform developed by Ford and Rivian. Lincoln hopes its electric vehicles will appeal to a younger and more diverse customer base that values sustainability, technology, and luxury.
The 2024 Lincoln Nautilus is a bold statement from Lincoln that shows its commitment to innovation and excellence. It’s a luxury EV that doesn’t compromise on style or performance. It’s a vehicle that will make you feel good about driving an electric car. It’s a vehicle that will make you proud to own a Lincoln.