Ford Motor Co.’s Lincoln brand kicked off sales of its third locally assembled product, the Nautilus crossover, aiming to strengthen its foothold in the Chinese luxury vehicle market.
The Nautilus hit showrooms last week and is available in both front-wheel drive and four-wheel drive.
Fitted with a 2.0-liter turbocharged gasoline engine, the front-wheel-drive variant is priced at 328,800 yuan ($50,500).
The four-wheel-drive version, powered by a 2.0- or 2.7-liter turbocharged gasoline engine, has a starting price of 348,800 yuan.
The Nautilus is assembled at the Hangzhou plant of Changan Ford -- Ford’s passenger vehicle joint venture with state-owned Chinese automaker Changan Automobile Co.
Lincoln in 2020 rolled out its first two China-built products, also crossovers: The Corsair hit the market in March while the Aviator went on sale in July.
The Corsair is assembled at Changan Ford’s Chongqing factory while the Aviator is produced at the partnership’s Hangzhou plant.
Lincoln’s 2020 China deliveries surged 33 percent to 61,761 on demand for the first two locally built models, according to Ford China, Ford’s China unit.