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2021 Ford Escape PHEV And Lincoln Corsair Grand Touring Info Revealed

Originally revealed way back in 2019, the Ford Escape PHEV and Lincoln Corsair Grand Touring have since been plagued by numerous delays. This year, the semiconductor chip crisis has presented yet another problem, but now, it appears that the wait for the 2021 Ford Escape PHEV and Corsair Grand Touring is nearly over, as Ford spokesperson, Mike Levine, told Ford Authority executive editor, Alex Luft, in a recent interview at the 2021 Chicago Auto Show.

“It’s coming,” Levine said of the two plug-in hybrid models. “We’re working through the global semiconductor shortage and are trying to make it as soon as we can. It won’t be a whole lot longer,” he added.

The signs of these two models’ imminent arrival are certainly there. For starters, both the 2021 Ford Escape PHEV and Corsair Grand Touring are on Ford and Lincoln’s websites, respectively. Ford also had an Escape PHEV on hand at the Chicago Auto Show driving around as part of its demo program, and production of the model appears to have already begun at the Ford Louisville Assembly Plant, though the automaker hasn’t reached full-scale production just yet.

This is certainly good news for those that have been waiting for one of FoMoCo’s new plug-in hybrid models. Back in July of 2020, Lincoln confirmed to Ford Authority that the Grand Touring was still slated to launch that year. One month later, Ford Authority reported that the PHEVs were scheduled to enter production in November. In October, Escape PHEV and Corsair Grand Touring production was pushed back again because of the Kuga PHEV’s stop-sale and recall in Europe before it was moved to April 5thand later, April 6thfollowed by April 12th and then early May.

So far this year, production of the Ford Escape and Lincoln Corsair production at the Louisville Assembly Plant has been cut several times as a result of the chip shortage, further delaying deliveries of the plug-in hybrid versions of the two crossovers as well.

We’ll have more on the Escape PHEV and Corsair Grand Touring soon, so be sure and subscribe to Ford Authority for more Ford Escape news, Lincoln Corsair news, and ongoing 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. Mike Parnell

    Yea, how many times have I heard that?
    I won’t believe it until I see them on the dealer lot.

  2. Drew

    I want an HEV, not a PHEV. But the Escape interior is too cheap, and the Corsair is not available as an HEV. That’s too bad.

  3. Mick1

    Nautilus should get Mach-E treatment. Otherwise it’s bye bye.

  4. Ron

    I ordered an Escape PHEV in March. My dealer now tells me it’s in the works… a VIN number has been assigned and I should get it mid-August. Good news!

    1. Lisa

      You’re lucky ! I hope it will be the same for me (I live in Canada) 😉 I ordered an Escape PHEV in August… 2020 !!! And I’m still waiting but I think this time it’s gonna be ok, we should get it end of August or beginning of September #fingerscrossed

    2. Edgardo

      I have the 2020 Ford Escape PHEV and is awesome when you are in splrt mode it shows a Mustang 🙂

  5. JohnnyBronco

    PHEV would offer the expanded range that a pure electric does not. To travel 600-750 miles in a single day with only a 10 minute fuel stop is my want and no electric yet offers that capability other than possibly Atlis

  6. RedHoncho

    I ordered a Corsair Grand Touring a few weeks ago. I’ll be trading my Nautilus in for it.

    1. ara

      Hey RedHoncho – trying to do the same myself but I wanted to test drive the Grand Touring before placing the order (primarily to see how it feels in the “Pure EV” and other drive modes.) Did your dealer give you a sense of timing on the delivery?

  7. Andrew

    I tried to place my Grand Touring order last summer but was able to finally place my order in Dec 2020 – Fingers crossed it actually arrives this time, otherwise, I may wait until the 2022 debuts.

    My dealer now says sometime in Sept ( hopefully)

  8. Tim

    Just heard yesterday that the Grand Touring I ordered 9/1/20 is finally going into production. Even got the VIN number. Supposed to be delivered next month.


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