Al Tayer Motors, the official importer and dealer for Lincoln cars in the UAE, has launched the all-new Nautilus SUV here. Lincoln’s offering in the popular midsize luxury SUV segment, the Nautilus is powered by a choice of turbocharged engines and boasts of a sophisticated suite of driver assistance technologies.
“The new Lincoln Nautilus is being showcased at our brand-new Lincoln facility at Al Ittihad Road, our new-look Sheikh Zayed Road showroom in Dubai, as well as in our showrooms in the Northern Emirates, and Premier Motors showrooms in Abu Dhabi. It has evoked a strong response from our clients, and we are confident the Nautilus will bring in more customers,” said Helal Hanei Omar, Senior Vice-President Lincoln and Ford Sales for Al Tayer Motors.
Although the Nautilus shares its underpinnings with Ford Edge, it offers a vastly superior onboard experience.
The Lincoln Nautilus can be bought with either of two engines on offer- a standard 2.0-litre turbocharged inline-four capable of 250hp and a 2.7-litre turbocharged V6 motor good for 335hp and 515Nm. Both engines are mated to a new eight-speed automatic transmission. Customers can also choose between FWD and AWD layouts.
Inside, the upholstery, trims, and overall feel is upmarket, typical of Lincoln. In keeping with the luxury brand’s ethos, the Nautilus is a supremely comfortable SUV. Using adaptive suspension to its advantage, the Nautilus can be rightfully placed in the top pecking order in terms of driving comfort.
Although the 2019 Lincoln Nautilus shares its underpinnings with the Ford Edge, it offers more style and substance than its platform-mate. You get optional massaging seats with 22-way adjustability, a standard digital gauge cluster, and a push-button gear selector.
The infotainment system is compatible with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, pushing sound through an 11-speaker music system. Onboard 4G LTE-powered Wi-Fi hotspot, wireless smartphone charging, and a host of other creature comforts are standard.
Although opinions are divided over the smallish infotainment touchscreen, Lincoln has indeed executed a luxurious interior.
In order to boost sales of Lincoln’s new lineup, Al Tayer Motors has introduced a ‘Lincoln to You service allowing customers to book a test drive through the website or scheduling a date and time for a test drive at 800 MOTORS. A service advisor will arrive at the customer’s location with the chosen Lincoln, adding a layer of convenience to the experience.