A sparkling new 2024 Nautilus sporting its sexy Blue Panther exterior paint drew raves as LCOC members and the general public got their first close-up look at the new SUV Tuesday at a “soft opening” event at Lincoln South Coast, Santa Ana. Ron Anast, Jim Ayres, Elayne Bendel and Joe Finkbiner were there to greet the new model. Our own historic Lincolns were part of the fun, with Ron’s coupe forming a familiar welcome for visitors. See below.
In typical Lincoln fashion, the event also featured a buffet lunch of caesar salad, potatoes, sautéed vegetables, breadsticks and chicken, topped off with parfait desserts and cookies. Yum!
Our sincere thanks to the dealer and Lincoln Motor Company for inviting us to this event.
Representatives from Lincoln Motor Company and the dealer were on hand to brief visitors on the beautiful new SUV’s features. In Lincoln’s lineup of SUVs, the Nautilus ranks third in size after the Navigator and Aviator with the smaller Corsair also available. We were treated to the ultra clean look of the Nautilus dash, its ample rear legroom and spacious cargo bay.
As described on Lincoln’s Website the Nautilus is redesigned from the ground up. It captures the balancing and calming nature of the sea through well-crafted horizontal design lines. All-new LED headlamps and taillamps, four unique grilles and the bold exterior contrast of the available Jet Appearance Package all help to sculpt an athletic and agile look. In a nod toward economy, hybrid power plants are available in all models.
Several wheel sizes are available. The all-new 2024 Lincoln Nautilus offers a range of standard and available 19-, 20-, 21- and 22-inch wheels. From the wheels that are unique to the Jet Appearance Package to the standard 22-inch wheels of the Lincoln Black Label* model, a striking impression is sure to last.
Test drives of various Lincoln models also were on the menu. We were able to take a new well equipped gas-powered Corsair out for a spin. It had a distinct sports car feel and flashy dual tone interior that offered lots of connectivity features for the modern driver and tight handling characteristics. The heads up display, which projects important operating data onto the driver’s windshield, was a great safety feature.
All-in all, our day at the dealer was one of education and fun at the same time. Today’s new vehicles are more reflective of the hi-tech lifestyles we are living in all walks of life. While Lincoln advertises its “Sanctuary” feel and features their new vehicles are not lacking in connectivity to the world outside. Can’t wait until the ’24 models become tomorrow’s collectibles!