The next 2023 Lincoln Nautilus could be the final one. According to recent rumors, Lincoln intends to discontinue the development of the Nautilus SUV. Furthermore, according to the same claims, Ford would discontinue its Ford Edge model. While this is not yet official, it makes perfect sense. The Nautilus, like the Ford Edge, is a five-seat mid-size SUV, so the rationale is straightforward.
In the United States, hatchbacks and sedans just do not exist. Furthermore, it appears that sales of five-seaters are also low. People are increasingly interested in larger three-row family SUVs and pickup trucks. On top of that, electrification is the next big step in the automotive industry.
Lincoln Nautilus Gets Minor Facelift
Only minimal improvements will be made to the new 2023 Lincoln Nautilus. It is a high-end SUV with a lot to offer. Following the recent overhaul, the new one will be visually identical to the previous one. The styling is already magnificent, modern, and elegant. As a result of the latest update, the 2023 Nautilus will see modest adjustments.
This includes a slightly clearer appearance, particularly in the side aspect. Lincoln could surprise us with new exterior paints or new rims, but that’s about it. The platform remains, so SUV’s dimensions are intact as well. Overall, minor updates are on the way, so don’t expect anything significant to change.
The new 2023 Lincoln Nautilus will continue to offer a high-end cabin design with lots of high-tech features. The approaching mid-size SUV recently introduced new amenities, borrowing stuff from the new Lincoln Corsair model. The comfort is admirable and Lincoln knows how to build a luxury cabin. This SUV comes with a 13.2-inch infotainment touchscreen as standard.
New upholstery will not happen, and we think the high-end trims and accents will remain as well. The only interior updates are the new infotainment system and the introduction of the new driver-assistance aids. Besides that, Nautilus will remain the same SUV as it was in the previous year.
Even the things under the hood are the same. This means the 2023 Lincoln Nautilus will once again offer an inline-four gasoline engine. It is a proven unit that comes with a standard eight-speed automatic transmission. Because the platform is the same, the front-wheel-drive system remains standard.
The gasoline powertrain is capable of producing 250 horsepower and 280 lb-ft of torque. Moreover, this mid-size SUV gets 23 miles per gallon combined. The optional V6 engine is also available, producing 335 horses. It is a better engine option, but it makes more noise and its fuel economy ratings are lower.
2023 Lincoln Nautilus Release Date and Price
We don’t know if the 2023 Lincoln Nautilus will be the last Nautilus ever produced. The most recent reports are saying exactly that, and Ford Edge SUV could face the same outcome. Still, the 2023MY is on the way and it will cost like the outgoing model. The updates are truly minor, so the price once again starts at about $40,000.