Lincoln's top-selling U.S. nameplate is getting a little pricier as it undergoes updated styling and a new name.
The 2019 Nautilus midsize crossover, formerly known as the MKX, will start at $41,335, including shipping, Lincoln said Tuesday. That's 3.2 percent more than the $40,030 starting price for the 2018 MKX.
The Nautilus will top out at $65,260 for a fully loaded Black Label version, up from $64,232 for the outgoing model.
The Nautilus Select starts at $45,540, while the Reserve trim starts at $49,870.
In addition to a new name, the 2019 Nautilus, unveiled late last year at the Los Angeles Auto Show, comes with a host of new design elements and technology features.
Robert Parker, Lincoln's director of marketing, sales and service, said that everything from the A-pillar forward has been redesigned. The Nautilus is the latest Lincoln vehicle to adopt the brand's mesh grille, which debuted on the MKZ and Continental in 2016.
A new 2.0-liter four-cylinder, twin-turbocharged engine that gets 245 hp is standard. Buyers can upgrade to a 2.7-liter V-6 that gets 335 hp. Both will be paired with Ford Motor Co.'s new eight-speed automatic transmission. Auto stop-start is standard with both engines.
All-wheel drive is optional.
The interior includes improvements that will give the Nautilus best-in-class legroom and headroom, which is a major factor for midsize utility customers, Parker said. Among the available options are 22-position front seats with lumbar massage.
The Nautilus will be the first vehicle with Lincoln Co-Pilot360, a suite of standard driver-assist features that consists of automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection, blind spot information with cross traffic alert, lane keeping system, backup camera and auto high beams.
MKX sales in the U.S. are down 15 percent so far this year to 11,026, according to the Automotive News Data Center.