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.
Two years after the second-generation MKX debuted, the premium midsize crossover built in Oakville, Ont., will undergo a freshening for the 2018 model year that resembles the face of Lincoln's latest cars and light trucks.
Lincoln is ready to find a new and more youthful audience, says Ford of Canada President Mark Buzzell. Lincoln buyers have traditionally been older, and Buzzell said he is focused on changing that.
Lincoln's new extended-length Navigator will be nearly a foot longer and include more cargo space than the redesigned regular 2018 Navigator. A special edition Black Label will be available in the U.S., but not in Canada.