The 2021 Lincoln Corsair Grand Touring (PHEV) was originally unveiled in November of last year. At the time, Lincoln said that the electrified Corsair would arrive in the summer of 2020, following the introduction of the Lincoln Aviator Grand Touring. Roughly a month ago, Ford Authority learned that the Corsair Grand Touring was still on track to launch later this year. Now, we know exactly when that will be.
Ford Authority has learned that the 2021 Lincoln Corsair Grand Touring will enter production on November 9th, 2020 at the Ford Louisville Assembly Plant, where it will be built alongside the Ford Escape and Lincoln Corsair, with which it shares the same Ford C2 Platform.
The Corsair Grand Touring (PHEV) is powered by the same Ford 2.5L iVCT Atkinson-Cycle I-4 as its platform mate, the Ford Escape Plug-In Hybrid. That traditional gas powerplant is paired with a permanent magnet synchronous motor to produce a combined targeted output of 266 horsepower. That’s a substantial improvement over the Escape PHEV’s 209 horsepower, and unlike the front-wheel-drive Ford, the Lincoln comes exclusively with electric all-wheel-drive.
The Corsair Grand Touring also comes equipped with Lincoln’s PowerSplit electric continuously variable transmission, in which two electric motors work together to provide a smoother driving experience. EPA ratings have yet to be announced, but Lincoln is targeting an estimated all-electric driving range of 25 miles.
The Corsair Grand Touring will come with a variety of driving modes – Normal, Conserve, Excite, Slippery, and Deep Conditions – along with Preserve EV, which recharges and saves battery power for a later time, and Pure EV, which is designed to keep the driver in all-electric mode in suitable conditions.