Where did the name of the Lincoln Nautilus come from?
Lincoln has just revealed the newest addition to the company’s crossover lineup. Dubbed the “Nautilus,” this new SUV will take the place of the MKX for the new model year. This interesting new name may have led to some questions from car shoppers. Where did the name of the Lincoln Nautilus come from?
Nautilus Name in Culture
A nautilus is a marine mollusk with a recognizable and unique whorl shell. These mollusks are native to the coral reefs of the Pacific Ocean. The name comes from the Latin form of the Ancient Greek word for “sailor.”
One of the most commonly known uses of the name “Nautilus” comes from Jules Verne’s classic 1870 science fiction novel Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea. In the story, the Nautilus is the name of the submarine of the mysterious Captain Nemo. Most of the story takes place on this iconic submarine, including the attack by the giant squid.
Verne’s story is not the first time the name “Nautilus” has been given to a submarine. The author borrowed the name from Robert Fulton’s real-life submarine, which was first built in 1800. Fulton’s Nautilus is considered one of the first practical submarines.
The 2019 Lincoln Nautilus is not equipped for traveling under water, or fending off giant squids, but the new SUV will be ready for adventure. Nautilus models will offer multiple turbocharged engine options along with the impressive standard for luxury that has become associated with the Lincoln brand.
The 2019 Lincoln Nautilus will be available during the summer of 2018. When the new SUV arrives, go see OC at OC Welch Ford Lincoln to take it for a test drive. Our inventory can be viewed here on our website.