2021 Lincoln Nautilus Gets a Vastly Redesigned Interior, New Tech
The exterior of the Nautilus doesn’t get much of an update, but the interior, including a new 13.2-inch infotainment screen, sports a much-upgraded look.
- The 2021 Lincoln Nautilus has gained a revamped interior, including a 13.2-inch infotainment screen equipped with Ford's new Sync 4 technology.
- The dashboard is redesigned with a multi-level look, with luxurious materials running horizontally across the front of the interior.
- The Nautilus is slated to reach dealers early next year.
Don’t judge the new Lincoln Nautilus by its exterior; inside, the 2021 Nautilus sports a new and upgraded look which it draws from Lincoln's other SUVs, including the Aviator and Corsair. Giving the interior this improved and more luxurious look is the standard 13.2-inch infotainment screen surrounded by more refined materials.
The new infotainment screen—the largest among Lincoln's lineup—is powered by Ford’s new Sync 4, a system which is making its way across Ford's lineup, luxury or otherwise. Sync 4 supports over-the-air updates and cordless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity, and in the Nautilus, it allows drivers to use their phones as keys.
Lincoln has dropped the old dashboard in the Nautilus in favor of a multi-level one with luxurious materials, giving the SUV's interior a stronger sense of refinement. The space below the infotainment screen sees the biggest change, as that cluster of buttons has been cleaned up and the plastic has gained a more polished look that matches the rest of the changes to the dashboard. The gearshifter has also been moved from its vertical position to just below the infotainment screen and now takes the piano-key form that Lincoln has introduced across its lineup.
The exterior does get a small update—albeit one not indicative of what’s inside—including dropping the left and right front lower air intakes. The engine options remain the same for 2021, which include the standard 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine with 250 horsepower and 280 lb-ft of torque and the available 2.7-liter twin-turbo V-6 engine with 335 horsepower and 380 lb-ft of torque.
The 2021 Nautilus will go on sale early next year and we expect to get pricing information closer to when it reaches dealers.