SAN FRANCISCO – Expressively designed and effortlessly nimble, the all-new Lincoln Corsair arrives as a spacious two-row SUV that combines refined power and a confident, whisper-quiet ride in a luxurious sanctuary that is uniquely Lincoln.
The 2020 Lincoln Corsair stands out in the small premium utility vehicle segment by offering two turbocharged engines more powerful than several competitors, plus a wealth of amenities typically found only in larger utilities.*
“The all-new Corsair has all the technology and power our clients want in a package that complements their lifestyle,” says Michael Sprague, director of marketing, sales and service, The Lincoln Motor Company. “It rounds out our portfolio, providing a compelling choice in the highly competitive small premium SUV segment.”
Corsair continues Lincoln’s momentum, following the launch this summer of Aviator, the brand’s all-new three-row premium SUV and its first plug-in hybrid offering, Aviator Grand Touring.
Refined, confident power
Staying true to its Quiet Flight DNA, the all-new Lincoln Corsair delivers an effortless yet nimble drive experience. Two turbocharged four-cylinder engine options are offered – a standard 2.0-liter with 250 horsepower and 280 ft.-lbs. of torque and an available
2.3-liter with an impressive 295 horsepower and 310 ft.-lbs. of torque**. Each engine is mated to a new 8-speed automatic transmission.
Corsair features a Lincoln-first rear integral bush suspension, which delivers a smooth ride by directly absorbing impacts that would otherwise be felt in the cabin.
“Corsair’s smooth and powerful ride inspires confidence,” says John Jraiche, Lincoln Corsair chief engineer. “The technology is designed to respond to the road, truly enhanceing the drive.”
Lincoln’s intelligent all-wheel-drive system, available with both engines, allows for enhanced all-weather capabilities and impressive performance. All-wheel-drive disconnect capability enables a seamless switch between front-wheel drive and all-wheel drive in response to road, speed, temperature and other conditions, helping to optimize efficiency for all-season confidence behind the wheel and an enhanced ride for passengers.
Lincoln drive modes are other intuitive features on the all-new Corsair, allowing for seamless customization of the drive experience. Standard modes include normal, conserve, excite, slippery and deep conditions. Each is fully integrated – clients simply select the mode and Corsair handles the rest.
Sanctuary for the senses
As quietness is paramount, Lincoln designers and engineers obsessed over every single detail to create a sanctuary for the senses in the all-new Corsair. To help ensure a whisper-quiet ride, a dual-wall dashboard in the engine compartment provides an additional sound-dampening barrier between passengers and the engine. Made with sheet-molded composite material with an air gap in between, the walls of this feature significantly reduce the traveling sound from a running engine.
Active Noise Control also enhances overall sound quality. This technology uses strategically placed microphones throughout the cabin to listen for specific frequencies that contribute to noise. Once unwanted frequencies are discovered, the system cancels them out by producing opposing sound waves through the audio system speakers.
The calming atmosphere is further enhanced by six unique symphonic chimes. These crystalline chimes, recorded by the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, replace standard electronic alerts to inform drivers of everything from an open fuel door to an unbuckled seat belt.
A specially tuned 14-speaker Revel™ premium audio system also is available, allowing clients to further envelop themselves in sound. Placement, tuning, calibration and the number of Revel speakers are all unique to each Lincoln vehicle, designed to tailor audio quality and accuracy to individual cabin size and acoustics.
But sanctuary isn’t just about sound – it all begins with exquisite design. Corsair embraces elements of both the full-size Lincoln Navigator and three-row Lincoln Aviator, then builds on those cues with even more flair. It features artistic contouring throughout the body section of the door, offering a deep landscape of curvature and relief, with a fast-falling roofline.
“Corsair is very dramatically designed, both inside and out – you always have a surface that’s intriguing, that’s reflecting light,” says Kemal Curic, Lincoln chief designer. “It’s designed to pull you in.”
Inside, the emphasis is on the horizontal, with the design lending visual calmness and airiness to the space, which is crafted with supple, hand-selected materials. Breaking up the elements, particularly the cantilevered console, emphasizes volume and enhances practicality with additional front-row storage.
Corsair is cleverly packaged so interior roominess and storage space matches the active lifestyle of clients. Sliding second-row seats offer up to six inches of travel and a 60/40 fold-flat or split-bench option. With the seats in the full forward position and four passengers, Corsair can accommodate four sets of golf clubs; with the second row slid forward, up to four full-size pieces of luggage can fit.
In fact, Corsair offers more legroom in the second row than key competitors like the Acura RDX and Lexus NX, and even larger luxury SUVs including the Tesla Model X, meaning passengers can truly relax. Thanks to its innovative design, flexible configurations include under-floor storage and a package tray at the rear, while an available hands-free liftgate makes loading and unloading cargo easier.
And to ensure weekend road trips are more comfortable, Lincoln’s Perfect Position seats are available, offering 24-way adjustability, massage capability and additional lumbar support for driver and front passenger.
Three new Lincoln interiors debut with the all-new Corsair – Beyond Blue, with its vivid blue and white palette; Cashew, a rich tan and black blend; and Medium Slate, a soft gray with touches of Ebony.
Corsair delivers a wealth of intuitive technologies that allow clients to personalize their driving experiences. With available Phone As A Key, activated through the Lincoln Way™ app, owners can lock and unlock, open the liftgate and, most importantly, start and drive Corsair using their compatible smartphone – no traditional key necessary.
Phone As A Key offers additional amenities. Drivers can recall individual preferences for adjusting front seat, exterior mirrors and steering column positions. Comfort and entertainment settings can be activated as well. If owners want to loan their Corsair to a family member or friend, the technology makes that equally effortless too, as up to four “keys” are provided with each vehicle in addition to the standard smart key fob.
To help provide additional peace of mind for clients, Corsair offers a wealth of standard and available driver-assist features. The vehicle comes standard with Lincoln Co-Pilot360™***, which Pre-Collision Assist with Automatic Emergency Braking, Blind Spot Detection with Cross-Traffic Alert, a Lane-Keeping System, Rear View Camera and Auto High Beam Headlamps.
An available upgrade, Lincoln Co-Pilot360™ Plus, adds:
• Adaptive Cruise Control with traffic jam assist which guides Aviator using stop-and-go, lane-centering technology and speed sign recognition to scan speed limit signs along the roadway, adjusting speed based on the information obtained.
• Evasive Steering Assist offers assistance to the driver to help avoid a collision with a slower or stopped vehicle ahead; it provides additional steering support when a collision cannot be avoided by braking alone.
• Reverse Brake Assist can help stop the vehicle when backing up if Corsair’s integrated rear sensors detect an obstacle at the rear.
• Active Park Assist Plus removes the stress from parking by taking over steering, shifting, braking and acceleration functions with the touch of a button to navigate getting in and out of parallel and perpendicular parking spaces with ease.
An ergonomically advanced Vision steering wheel, intended for ultimate ease of use and customization, ensures an effortless driving experience. The steering wheel features streamlined, four-way switches at strategic positions to control music, phone and navigation functions. Lincoln’s available Head-Up Display, which shows selected information on the windshield instead of the instrument cluster, allowing drivers to keep their eyes on the road and hands on the wheel.
Available wireless charging for compatible mobile devices is located in the front-row armrest, while a convenient media bin is available for passengers in front as well. Multiple power outlets are located throughout, while standard Wi-Fi keeps all occupants connected.
“Lincoln Corsair offers the technology, performance and luxurious amenities usually only seen on larger vehicles,” says Sprague. “It brings signature Lincoln features our clients have come to love, first on Navigator and then on Aviator, in a small SUV package that’s perfect for clients with active lifestyles.”
The all-new Corsair is built at Louisville Assembly Plant in Louisville, Kentucky.
*Class is small premium utility based on Lincoln segmentation.
**Horsepower and torque ratings based on premium fuel per SAE J1349® standard. Results may vary.
***Driver-assist features are supplemental and do not replace the driver’s attention; judgment and need to control the vehicle.