The midsize crossover will start at $52,450, up 7.3 per cent from the $48,900 for the current MKX, which the Nautilus will replace. All-wheel drive remains standard on the vehicle in Canada.
Ford appointed marketing executive Andrew Frick to replace Dianne Craig as director of U.S. sales while naming Craig to fill a void created by the sudden departure of two top executives at the FordDirect joint venture with dealers.
Lincoln plans to add suicide doors to a future version of the Continental sedan in a move that harks back to the nameplate's iconic past, dealers learned Saturday at the 2018 NADA show in Las Vegas.
Lincoln said it will debut its crossover with the resurrected Aviator name this month at the New York auto show, and it will be based off the redesigned Ford Explorer large crossover.
Ford tapped Kumar Galhotra, a company veteran who steered the Lincoln luxury brand back to respectability, to replace Raj Nair, who was ousted after an internal investigation uncovered "inappropriate behaviour," as its president of North America.
Eleven years after ditching a long history of well-known names for the MK scheme, the brand is charting a new path with the introduction of the 2019 Nautilus, which will be built in Ontario and replaces the MKX.
Say hello to the Lincoln Nautilus and goodbye to the brand's "MK" naming scheme that some customers still haven't deciphered after more than a decade. First to go is the MKX, which will become the Nautilus when the 2019 model reaches showrooms next year.
The freshened 2019 MKC compact crossover, due in Canadian showrooms next summer, features new infotainment and safety technology and the mesh grille found on Lincoln's newest products.