The second production year of the new luxury compact crossover is about to bring big novelties as we. As you may not, it’s electrification time. Electrified powertrain options are slowly becoming an integral part of the offer of today’s premium offer, so we’ve expected to see the same thing from Lincoln as well. For this occasion, Ford’s luxury brand brings a plug-in version of the small crossover, which gets a pretty big name – 2021 Lincoln Corsair Grand Touring. The new model will be both powerful and efficient, and it features an all-electric mode as well.
On the other side, the rest of the crossover will carry on in the same way, with a recognizable design and interior that looks quite attractive. A couple of additions to the list of standard equipment are possible, but most of the things will probably remain the same. When it comes to the powertrain, the new PHEV version will be in the offer along with two familiar turbo-four units. The new version should hit the market this summer.
2021 Lincoln Corsair Grand Touring
There is no doubt that the biggest novelty for the next year will be a new plug-in hybrid powertrain. We already know some of the details about it, starting from the fact that it will be based on a 2.5-liter four-cylinder unit, which will get an electric help from a quite decent 14.4-kWh lithium-ion battery. Such capacity will be enough to ensure an all-electric range of around 25 miles. On the other side, the combined output is expected to go up to 266 horsepower. Of course, the power will be sent via CVT gearbox.
In terms of styling, we don’t expect to see bigger changes. Of course, the might be a couple of details that accentuate the model’s electrified character, but most of the things are expected to remain the same. On the inside, count on a slightly revised instrument cluster, as well as on a slightly revised center console. Other than that, things will remain largely the same, though there is always room for unique color schemes, trims etc.
2021 Lincoln Corsair Engines
The rest of the powertrain lineup is about to remain the same. Therefore, you may count on two peppy turbo-four engines. The base unit is a 2.0-liter engine with around 250 horsepower, which delivers driving dynamics that will satisfy most drivers. Those who look something sportier can pick a 2.3-liter turbo-four, which is good for about 295 horsepower. Both engines are paired with an 8-speed automatic and both engines feature a similar fuel economy. The base engine returns around 22 mpg in the city and 29 mpg on the highway, while the optional 2.3-liter unit returns around 21 mpg in the city and 28 mpg on the highway.
2021 Lincoln Corsair Design
When it comes to base design characteristics, the Corsair is heavily based on the new Escape. It shares the platform and many mechanical parts. On the other side, it features its own styling, which follows the brand’s latest philosophy, introduced with the new Navigator and followed by all crossovers in the lineup. Therefore, there is really nothing to complain about in this aspect.
The interior design is equally good. The cabin is spacious and comfortable, while we also like the dashboard design, which combines modern and classic elements. The overall quality is pretty good and there are only a couple of areas with hart-touch surfaces.
When it comes to the interior space, both rows are quite comfortable. Also, the cargo capacity is pretty impressive, especially when it comes to space behind the second row, where you can count on more than 27 cubic feet. The overall cargo space goes up to nearly 58 cubic feet.
When it comes to the list of standard equipment, we will probably see a couple of additions for the 2021 Lincoln Corsair, but most of the things should remain the same. Therefore, all models should come standard with goodies like an 8-inch touchscreen, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, satellite radio, a Wi-Fi hot spot, and a 10-speaker premium stereo etc. Additionally, you can get goodies like navigation, a panoramic roof, a 14-speaker Revel stereo, a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, wireless device charging and more.
In terms of safety features, this crossover stands pretty good as well. You may count on things like a rearview camera, pre-collision warning, pedestrian detection, automatic emergency braking, lane departure warning, lane keep assist, blind-spot monitoring, rear cross traffic alert, and automatic high-beam headlights etc. In higher trims, you can also get things like adaptive cruise control, speed-limit sign recognition, lane centering assist, evasive steering assist, reverse automatic emergency braking, front parking sensors, a surround-view parking camera system.
2021 Lincoln Corsair Release Date and Price
We expect that the new PHEV version will hit the market this summer. Gasoline versions will probably come in a typical time of year, sometime in the last quarter. When it comes to the price some reports suggest around 45.000 dollars for the new Grand Touring model. On the other side, base versions should carry on with the starting price of around 36.000 dollars.