2020 Lincoln Corsair First Look
- 2020 Lincoln Corsair is an all-new compact luxury SUV
- Corsair offers two rows of seating with a second row that slides six inches
- “Phone As A Key” technology allows full key functionality through mobile phone
- Features Lincoln’s new “Quiet Flight” design language and LED exterior lighting
- Lincoln Corsair pricing should start around $35,000
- Expected to go on sale in Fall 2019
The 2020 Lincoln Corsair is an all-new compact luxury SUV that replaces the Lincoln MKC. The Corsair is the latest model to receive Lincoln’s new “Quiet Flight” design treatment, featuring the brand’s new signature grille, full-width taillights and an “S-section” side panel contour. The design accentuates the Corsair’s stance as one of the lowest and widest SUVs in the segment.
Inside, the new Corsair’s dash uses a wide horizontal design to emphasize space and a sense of calm. A dual-wall dashboard in the engine compartment isolates the cabin from engine noise while six unique symphonic chimes (recorded by the Detroit Symphony Orchestra) add to the Corsair’s upscale demeanor. The five-passenger interior’s second row can slide fore and aft up to six inches, allowing passengers to focus on rear-seat legroom, increased cargo capacity or a balance of both.
Advanced tech plays a key role, literally, in the Corsair’s luxury pedigree. Lincoln’s new “Phone As A Key” technology allows drivers to lock and unlock the Corsair, open the liftgate, and start and drive the car with just their smartphone. This tech also attaches personal settings to a phone’s owner, automatically adjusting the 24-way Perfect Position seats, mirrors and audio system to each driver’s preference before entering the vehicle.
How much will the Lincoln Corsair cost?
Official pricing has yet to be announced, but we expect the 2020 Lincoln Corsair to start around $35,000. The model it replaces, the Lincoln MKC, currently starts at $34,000.
When does the Lincoln Corsair go on sale?
The 2020 Lincoln Corsair will go on sale in Fall 2019.
Lincoln Corsair engine and transmission
The base engine will be a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder offering 250 horsepower and 275 lb-ft of torque. An available 2.3-liter turbocharged four-cylinder will generate 280 horsepower and 310 lb-ft of torque. Both engines will send power through an 8-speed transmission and offer intelligent all-wheel drive.
Lincoln Corsair fuel economy
Official fuel economy figures haven’t been released yet, but we expect the 2020 Lincoln Corsair to deliver 20-22 city mpg and 27-29 highway mpg.
How many people will the Lincoln Corsair seat?
The Lincoln Corsair is a five-passenger compact luxury SUV with a second row that slides fore and aft up to six inches.
Lincoln Corsair Interior
With premium materials available in vivid colors, the 2020 Lincoln Corsair offers a sumptuous cabin design. Leather seats and door panels can be had in Beyond Blue (blue-and-white contrasts), Cashew (tan and black), or Medium Slate (soft gray with ebony accents). The Corsair’s horizontal cabin design is accompanied by a cantilevered center console offering open storage space beneath it.
The new Lincoln features a digital dash similar to the design used on the Navigator, Nautilus and Aviator, animates to showcase transitions between each of the Corsair’s five driving modes (Normal, Excite, Slippery, Deep Conditions and Conserve). The Corsair’s high-tech steering wheel offers touchpads for cruise control and menu navigation, plus a new dedicated button on the steering wheel rim to engage spoken commands.
Lincoln Corsair Technology
In addition to Lincoln’s new “Phone As A Key” technology the 2020 Corsair features a 14-speaker Revel premium audio system, wireless charging for mobile devices, standard Wi-Fi and SYNC 3 with AppLink to synchronize mobile phone controls with the Corsair’s 8-inch touch screen.
An optional Head-Up Display projects information on the Corsair’s windshield to help drivers keep their eyes on the road, while Lincoln’s standard suite of drive-assist features, known as Co-Pilot360, is included on all Corsair models. Co-Pilot360 combines Pre-Collision Assist with automatic emergency braking, pedestrian detection, blind spot information, lane-keeping assist, a rear backup camera and auto high beams.
Lincoln Co-Pilot360 Plus, an upgrade to Co-Pilot360, adds adaptive cruise control with traffic jam assist, lane centering technology, speed sign recognition, evasive steer assist, reverse brake assist and Active Park Assist technology. The latter handles all the steering, throttle, brake and transmission controls while parallel or perpendicular parking the Lincoln Corsair.
Lincoln Corsair Warranty
The Lincoln Corsair should carry the same warranty coverage as the rest of the brand, which offer 4 years/50,000 miles basic coverage and 6 years/70,000 miles for powertrain coverage.
Can't wait for the 2020 Lincoln Corsair? Shop now for the outgoing Lincoln MKC, which dealers will be discounting between now and the Corsair's arrival.