Design Review: 2021 Lincoln Nautilus

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With the Nautilus, Lincoln’s design team has focused on creating cohesion between exterior and interior designs. Car Design News’ Laura Burstein took a closer look

Lincoln brings its “quiet flight” sensibilities to the interior of the 2021 Nautilus, the luxury midsize SUV that competes against top sellers in the U.S. like the Lexus RS and Audi Q5. The car got an exterior refresh and name change in 2019 (previously known as the MKX), and now the cabin of the Nautilus comes into line with its larger counterparts, Navigator and Aviator.

“We felt it was really important in this vehicle to bring all of the lessons that we’ve learned in the others and bring in that horizontal emphasis,” says Robert Gelardi, Lincoln chief interior designer. “It was all about getting that cockpit to make you feel like you’re in this mental sanctuary space.”

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