The refreshed Lincoln Corsair was just revealed last week, giving the luxury crossover a fresh look and some welcome tech upgrades. In the meantime, the current-gen Corsair has performed quite well, with sales increasing 11 percent to 7,094 units in Q2, moving it up to third place in the luxury C-segment crossover space and doubling its market share, year-over-year. In fact, demand for the Lincoln Corsair Grand Touring plug-in hybrid has been so strong lately that the luxury brand can’t build enough to satisfy it, Lincoln president Joy Falotico told The Detroit Bureau in a recent interview.
“We have more PHEV orders than we can build,” Falotico said. “So, in 2022, 60 percent of the orders were PHEVs. And because of everything that’s going on with the chips, we actually had to flip some of them to gas; some of them still have the orders out there, converting them to the ’23. So that’s been disappointing, but it’s something that everybody’s dealing with. But we have really seen the demand pick up for the PHEV and it’s because of gas prices. Also, with all the EV growth, people are saying, ‘well let me try a plug-in hybrid, let my ease myself into this. If I’ve got range anxiety, I don’t have a plan for the charging solutions yet.’ So we’re super excited about this car.”
While it becomes more and more popular with consumers, the Lincoln Corsair Grand Touring and its regular non-electrified counterparts also earned a third-place finish on Cars.com’s 2022 American-Made Index, another nice notch in its proverbial belt. However, those looking to secure a 2023 Corsair of any kind will also quickly discover that prices have increased across the board, as Ford Authority reported last week, with the Grand Touring jumping $1,575 from $51,810 to $53,385 for the new model year.