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Ford Shouts ‘Ahoy!' to Brand-Wide Rechristening of Luxury Line

  • Lincoln’s top seller MKX gets named Nautilus, Latin for sailor
  • Marketing chief says brand is likely to ditch MK monikers
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Ford Motor Co. is going to rebadge its Lincoln land yachts after the luxury brand’s sales drifted for a decade using a three-letter naming scheme.

Lincoln is toasting the rechristening of its top-selling SUV ahead of the Los Angeles Auto Show this week, changing its name from MKX to Nautilus -- Latin for sailor. The days may also be numbered for the monikers of models including the MKZ sedan and MKC crossover.