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2021 Lincoln Corsair Grand Touring PHEV Production Dates Revealed

Buyers have been waiting for the 2021 Lincoln Corsair Grand Touring to launch for some time. The new PHEV and its platform-mate, the 2021 Ford Escape PHEV, were originally slated to launch in 2020, but the COVID-19 pandemic and the stop-sale and recall of the Ford Kuga PHEV (a rebadged Escape) in Europe inevitably delayed the launch of both models until early 2021. Now, Ford Authority has learned exactly when the Corsair PHEV will enter production.

As of today, the 2021 Lincoln Corsair Grand Touring is scheduled to enter production on April 5th, 2021. Meanwhile, the non-PHEV 2021 Corsair entered production back on October 5th, 2020. This is a bit later than originally expected, but Ford previously stated only that the new model would go on sale “next year.”

The Corsair GT originally debuted at the New York Auto Show in 2019. In July of this year, Lincoln confirmed to Ford Authority that the Grand Touring was still slated to launch in 2020, though it would be later in the year rather than the planned summer arrival.

One month later, in August, Ford Authority reported that the Corsair Grand Touring would enter production in November at the Ford Louisville Assembly Plant for the 2021 model year. Then almost exactly a month later, we reported that the Escape PHEV’s launch was being delayed until 2021 because of Ford’s ongoing issues with the Kuga in Europe.

The Corsair Grand Touring (PHEV) is powered by Ford’s 2.5L iVCT Atkinson-Cycle I-4. That traditional gas powerplant pairs with a permanent magnet synchronous motor to produce a combined targeted output of 266 horsepower, and is mated exclusively to Lincoln’s PowerSplit electric continuously variable transmission and electric all-wheel-drive.

We’ll have much more on the Corsair Grand Touring soon, so be sure and subscribe to Ford Authority for the latest Lincoln newsLincoln Corsair news, and continuous Ford news coverage.

Brett's lost track of all the Fords he's owned over the years and how much he's spent modifying them, but his current money pits include an S550 Mustang and 13th gen F-150.

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  1. JOH

    Can you write a similar article telling when the Ford Escape PHEV will go into production?

  2. Ed

    I wonder when we’ll be able to order a Corsair GT?

  3. Kelly

    Yes, please let us know about Escape 2021 plug-in hybrid. We had ordered a 2020, it was made in August, then held, then trashed, now made new order for 2021, same model.
    Love the newsletter.

  4. Roy Chile’s

    How about A Lincoln Corsair Cyclone AWD 350hp / 350tq 6spd manual. This is how you get young people to buy Lincoln right now this Brand is Too Quite 4 Me

  5. BozB.

    PLEASE update us on Corsair PHEV production and delivery dates. (Are late April dates still good?) I’m in the market, want to decide early summer, and also considering Volvo XC60 PHEV plus RAV4 Prime.

  6. ThomF

    Any update on the Corsair PHEV availability? Ordering isn’t “live” on Lincoln’s site yet. Also, is pricing known?

  7. Ed

    I’m beginning to wonder if they’ll even make a PHEV of the current Corsair at this point. They may just wait until the complete refresh for the 2023 model year. Very disappointing. I may have to buy an Audi instead.

  8. BozB

    Have you test driven and/or compared the Audi Q5 PHEV and Volvo XC60 PHEV as alternatives to Corsair PHEV? How about Toyota RAV4 Prime?

    1. Ed

      I’ve been researching the different models, including the Audi Q5, Volvo XC60, Mercedes GLC PHEV versions. The Audi Q5 PHEV can be similarly configured to the Corsair in most respects and comes in just slightly more expensive (assuming some prices for the Corsair). The Volvo doesn’t have the all-electric range of the Audi or Corsair. And sorry, but while the Toyota may have a nice PHEV system, it just isn’t in the same class as a Lincoln, Audi, Volvo, or Mercedes so it isn’t among the models I’d consider.

  9. BozB

    Correction to the Bret Foote 12/29/2020 article:
    The statement “The Corsair GT originally debuted at the L.A. Auto Show back in November of 2019” is inaccurate.
    The Corsair GT (PHEV) was first shown to the public April 19, 2019 at the New York International Auto Show. (I was there.)


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