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What We Know About the Lincoln Corsair so Far

For people who just can’t wait for the Lincoln Corsair to come out, luck is on the horizon. The compact crossover SUV is apparently ahead of schedule and should make its much-anticipated appearance in 2020. This is going to replace the Lincoln MKC that has been on the market for a few years now, and it will share many of the same parts that are used on the familiar Ford Escape. However, it is slated to be much more stylish and look similar to the Lincoln Aviator that has already gained quite a following across the country. As if that were not enough, it appears that there is going to be a hybrid model of the Corsair. Following are some other snippets of information that we can tell you with reasonable confidence about the Lincoln Corsair.

Updated Design Features

The Lincoln Corsair is meant to be a compact crossover vehicle unlike any you have seen before. It is going to have a sleek roofline that gives it a sporty look. You will also find that it will come designed in a fascia that is fully finished and complements well with the patented Lincoln grille latticework that many have grown to appreciate. Pictures have even been seen of the vehicle with its Lincoln badge already securely attached, meaning that its release is almost certainly imminent. Because of the growth that continues to be experienced in the crossover market, Lincoln appears eager to get the Corsair to market. They had originally set a launch date in 2021, but that appears now ready to be moved up.

Shared Characteristics

In order to better market this new model, Lincoln is going to use the Corsair as a replacement to the Lincoln MKC. This might be surprising to some given that the MKC is relatively new in its own right, but Lincoln appears to have no desire of saturating the market with too many options. They have put a lot of thought into the Corsair, to the point that they have decided to build upon the success of the Ford Escape. You will find that much of the undercarriage and the options are similar to that of the Escape. However, not everything is the same. You will notice a rear fascia that is most unique, along with rear hatch that functions similar to a clamshell. There are also some stylish tweaks that you would expect to see in such an exclusive brand as Lincoln. In fact, much of the exterior is modeled after the extremely popular Lincoln Aviator.

A Possible Hybrid Version

Lincoln is thus far being quiet about this, but indications are that a hybrid version of the Corsair is already in the works. This comes from a released VIN decoder document for 2020 that details some of the powertrain options that the Corsair hopes to build into its design. They have included a pair of carryover engines that we already know about, but there is also a hybrid option listed. This will make use of Ford’s version of a 2.5 liter and four-cylinder engine that will combine with an electric motor. We do not yet know how much power this version of the Corsair will have, and the actual range and fuel consumption numbers are not yet determined, but similar vehicles have been rated for about 25 miles of EV distance.

Photos that have been seen of the Corsair do not seem to indicate the presence of a plug-in charging port. That being said, most experts still believe it is a good possibility that either a hybrid or a plug-in hybrid model of the vehicle is going to come to market as early as 2020. Ford has already announced that the new version of the Escape is going to come in a hybrid model. Given that Lincoln has staked much of the success of the Corsair on the heels of the Escape, one would expect this to be the direction that they are heading. As of yet, however, there is no official word from Lincoln.

So, that is what we know about the Corsair so far. This is a highly anticipated crossover vehicle that Lincoln has put a great deal of effort into. Many people are eagerly awaiting its release, which now appears to be much closer than was first believed.

Garrett Parker

Written by Garrett Parker

Garrett by trade is a personal finance freelance writer and journalist. With over 10 years experience he's covered businesses, CEOs, and investments. However he does like to take on other topics involving some of his personal interests like automobiles, future technologies, and anything else that could change the world.

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