MKX/Nautilus: The freshened crossover formerly known as the MKX will debut this year. The Nautilus will come with a new standard 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that gets 245 hp and an optional 2.7-liter V-6 engine that gets 335 hp. Both will be paired with Ford Motor Co.'s new eight-speed automatic transmission. Auto stop-start comes standard on both engines, and an all-wheel-drive version is optional. The Nautilus will be due for a redesign in 2022.
MKT: Lincoln will discontinue the slow-selling crossover, with the Aviator more ably filling that slot in the lineup next year.
Aviator: Lincoln will debut a three-row, rear-wheel-drive crossover in the second half of 2019. It will include gasoline and plug-in hybrid options. Inside, the Aviator will offer the same 30-way adjustable seats used on the Navigator and Continental, and a 12-inch digital cluster, Wi-Fi and multiple charging ports will be standard. Lincoln will debut a "phone as a key" feature with the Aviator, letting customers use the Lincoln Way app on their smartphones to lock, unlock and start their vehicles. If the phone's battery dies, Lincoln says a backup passcode can be entered on the exterior keypad to enter the vehicle, and the center touch screen can be used to start the engine.
Navigator: Since its redesign in late 2017, Lincoln has been unable to keep enough of its highly profitable Navigator SUVs on dealership lots. This year, Ford Motor announced plans to increase output at its Kentucky Truck Plant to keep up with demand. The Navigator's average transaction price continues to surge, and dealers say it has been conquesting sales from Cadillac, Audi and BMW. The hulking SUV is slated for a freshening in 2021 that will include a hybrid option.
Crossover EV: Lincoln could introduce a long-range battery-electric crossover in 2022 mirroring Ford's version coming in 2020.