The luxury carmaker worked very hard in the past few years and now we have almost completely new lineup of models. This particularly refers to crossovers. After new Nautilus and Aviator models, it is time for something smaller, for something compact in size. The 2020 Lincoln Corsair will replace the outgoing MKC and it will be significantly improved in many aspects.
Of course, the first thing that comes to mind is styling, which will be adapted to the brand’s newest design language. Furthermore, count on new mechanics, as well as on pretty luxurious interior design. All in all, a lot of novelties are about to come with this brand-new model. In terms of the powertrain, we know for sure about two four-cylinder units, but some electrified versions in the future also seem quite possible. The 2020 Lincoln Corsair is expected to hit the market this fall.
Lincoln Corsair Redesign
The 2020 Lincoln Corsair will be an all-new model and the first thing we should probably mention is a new platform. Since it will be a compact crossover, you may presume it will share a lot of things with the new Ford Escape. This popular crossover is also coming completely new this year and it utilizes Ford’s new platform, borrowed from the current-generation Focus.
Therefore, you can count on a typical FF layout, which is not always the first choice of those who are searching for a luxury vehicle. Still, Lincoln will upgrade this platform in many ways, and one of the things that are about to come is an intelligent AWD system, which will provide excellent handling and driving dynamics. Other mechanical upgrades would include new suspension, chassis reinforcements, and similar things.
When it comes to the styling, there’s no doubt that the 2020 Lincoln Corsair will stick to the brand’s design language. In practice, this means pretty much the same styling as new Nautilus and Aviator models, just in a smaller package. These models follow Lincoln’s new design language, known the “Quiet Flight”. This styling philosophy is a big departure compared to some previous generations of Lincoln models.
This manufacturer doesn’t make such risky aesthetical moves anymore. The new styling is rather conventional, with clean lines and pretty conservative front face. The 2020 Lincoln Corsair might feature a couple of distinctive details, but don’t expect to see anything significant.
In previous generations of Lincoln’s compact crossovers was a little bit questionable. That definitely won’t be the case with the new 2020 Lincoln Corsair. This model will come with plenty of luxury, starting from hi-grade materials, mostly leather and other soft-touch surfaces. The dashboard features a lot of horizontal lines, which emphasize its luxury character, while center stack and instrument cluster feature pretty conventional design approach. Seats are massive and supportive. Same goes for the rear bench, which is splittable and can slide for full six inches.
Therefore, we are pretty sure that even taller adults won’t have any trouble to fit in the second row and enjoy long journeys. The cargo area should be quite spacious as well. Besides plenty of space and luxury, we count on a full load of standard equipment, starting from a long list of tech goodies and latest driver aids.
2020 Lincoln Corsair Engines
At this point, we know that the 2020 Lincoln Corsair will come with two gasoline engines in the offer. Both are modern EcoBoost units, equipped with turbochargers. Base versions will feature a 2.0-liter turbo-four, which is good for about 250 horsepower and 275 pound-feet of torque. A slightly bigger 2.3-liter unit will be offered in higher trims. This one comes in several output variants but will believe it will feature around 280 horsepower and 310 pound-feet of torque in this case. Both engines will come coupled with 8-speed automatic transmission.
Most reports suggest that the fuel economy will go between 20 and 22 mpg in the city and 27-29 mpg on the highway.
In the future, we count on electrified versions as well. These models won’t be ready for the initial launch but should be launched in the next couple of years.
2020 Lincoln Corsair Release Date and Price
The 2020 Lincoln Corsair will hit the market this fall and latest reports suggest starting price of around 35.000 dollars. The competition will be tough. Some of the potential rivals are models like Acura RDX, Lexus NX, Audi Q5, etc.