Without much of a surprise, we now officially know when we’ll be seeing the all-new Lincoln Corsair. This week, Lincoln announced that the new Corsair will be unveiled at the New York International Auto Show on Wednesday, April 17, 2019. The Lincoln Corsair will join the brand’s SUV lineup, which includes the Aviator, the Nautilus, and the popular Navigator. All of which ditch the illegible alphabet soup for more inspired, nautical-themed nameplates.
Last month, our spy shooter managed to snatch some photos of the Corsair wearing tight-fitting camouflage, but it won’t be long until we get to see it in person, completely unwrapped.
If you don’t know much about the newest Lincoln SUV, here’s some info to get you up to speed.
The Lincoln Corsair will replace the MKC in the Lincoln lineup, and is expected to feature Lincoln’s latest design language that closely resembles that of the new Lincoln Aviator. It will ride on the all-new, highly-flexible and scalable Ford front-wheel-drive platform shared most closely with the 2020 Ford Escape.
The Lincoln Corsair will feature two rows of seating for five passengers and offer three powertrain choices:
- 2.0L EcoBoost I-4 making 240 horsepower and 270 pound-feet of torque
- 2.3L EcoBoost I-4 making 285 horsepower and 305 pound-feet of torque
- Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV) with 2.5L I-4 engine
The Corsair will go on sale during the 2019 calendar year in North America and in China.
Production is expected to take place at the following plants:
- Ford Assembly plant in Louisville, Kentucky, United States for North American markets
- A yet-to-be-determined Ford China plant
We’ve been keeping you updated on Lincoln Corsair news, and now we have an official release date. We’ll be at the NY Auto Show when Lincoln shows off their latest SUV, so be sure to stay tuned for more info.