The 2023 Lincoln Corsair is due for a mid-cycle refresh in 2023, including, as Ford Authority recently noticed through spy photos, a new hybrid powertrain option. The luxury compact crossover is also expected to receive a slew of tech updates, such as the introduction of Lincoln ActiveGlide, the brand’s driver-assist system, improved voice recognition, and the introduction of SYNC 4. Now, according to a source familiar with Lincoln’s future product plans, the 2023 Corsair is set to receive a larger touchscreen with SYNC 4 for the center stack as well.
As seen above, the center stack of the current Lincoln Corsair is bifurcated by the ventilation system stretching from the steering wheel to the front passenger door. An eight-inch touchscreen rides atop the center stack vents, while HVAC and stereo controls flow toward the front bucket seats. It’s a very attractive setup overall, one that’ll be a challenge to improve for the 2023 Lincoln Corsair.
It’s not the first time Lincoln made a dramatic change to a given model’s interior, though. As Ford Authority reported last November, the 2021 Lincoln Nautilus received a center stack inspired by both the Corsair and Lincoln Aviator, with a 13.2-inch touchscreen placed up high, the largest touchscreen ever used in a Lincoln product so far. Lincoln adopting the 15.5-inch vertical center stack touchscreen for the Corsair, like the units found in the Ford Mustang Mach-E, Ford F-150 Lightning, and the upcoming all-new 2023 Ford Ranger, would be the only way the division could top that previous feat.
The 2023 Corsair isn’t the only FoMoCo compact crossover slated to received changes either. Its Ford C2 Platform sibling, the Ford Escape, will also receive a refresh in 2023 prior to a redesign in 2025. Per spy photos sent to Ford Authority in late October, the updated Escape features a new, more aggressive face, with sharper LED headlights. And like the Corsair, the Escape, too, will have a larger center-stack touchscreen, though details on the exact size remain unknown at this time. Both the Lincoln Corsair and the Ford Escape are assembled at the Ford Louisville Assembly Plant in Louisville, Kentucky.