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2023 Lincoln Corsair Grand Touring In Whisper Blue: Live Gallery

The refreshed 2023 Lincoln Corsair brings a number of changes to the luxury crossover, such as revised exterior styling, a redesigned interior, and the deletion of optional turbocharged Ford 2.3L I-4 EcoBoost engine. It was revealed in full in mid-September, finally giving us a closer look at its array of premium technologies, and Ford Authority spotted a Grand Touring model in real life at the 2022 North American International Auto Show.

The 2023 Lincoln Corsair Grand Touring seen here features advanced technologies, gaining the ActiveGlide 1.2 hands-free advanced driver assist system, which allows for safe hands-free highway driving including lane changing, in-lane positioning and predictive speed assist at up to 80 mph. Inside, it also gains a 13.2-inch infotainment screen equipped with Sync 4 technology. It’s also outfitted with Lincoln’s selectable drive modes, including Normal, Excite, Slippery and Conserve.

This particular Corsair sports a Whisper Blue exterior, which is paired with a light-hued interior. Note that the lower instrument cluster beneath the center stack screen was redesigned, granting more leg room for the front row. A backlit appliqué is also available, which lights up a perforated star pattern.

Under the hood, the 2023 Lincoln Corsair Grand Touring is outfitted with the 2.5L plug-in hybrid powertrain, which has proved to be very highly sought after. It’s so popular, in fact, that the luxury brand simply doesn’t have the capacity to produce enough of them to satisfy demand. In 2022, 60 percent of Corsair orders were for the hybrid drivetrain, although many of these orders were instead filled with gasoline-powered vehicles due to a lack of microchips necessary to build the PHEV models.

Pricing for the Corsair has risen in response to the unprecedented demand, with the Grand Touring jumping $1,575 from $51,810 to $53,385 for the 2023 model year.

We’ll have more on the 2023 Lincoln Corsair soon, so subscribe to Ford Authority for more Lincoln newsLincoln Corsair news, and continuous Ford news coverage.

Alexandra is a Colorado-based journalist with a passion for all things involving horsepower, be it automotive or equestrian.

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  1. JimO

    This power train option should be offered in the Escape. They are only offering phev Escape with front wheel drive. Then they wonder why Toyota outsells them. Ford should wake up and remember the middle class.

  2. Adam

    Whisper Blue sure looks a lot like Area 51.

    1. jeff sproul

      Agree I cannot tell the difference unless its the lighting in the picture .

  3. Mrx19

    Another reasonably attractive car ruined by these loon designers with a grille fetish.

    1. J. Col

      Nicely said, agree totally

    2. Joel Ashley

      I agree also. What’s with the humongous grille starting to resemble the ugly Toyotas and Lexus? Pretty soon their front end will look like a’21 Chev Silverado WT. Dropping the grille image down into the bumper is an aesthetic mistake.

  4. MJ

    That color looks totally darker on the Lincoln website , much darker .
    Why don’t they offer a regular hybrid option. The PHEV is was overpriced to get 30 miles of full electric mode. Also, what has happened to the 23 Escape, no order bank open, not on their website, its 2 weeks past the announced order bank opening date of 9-19, so did they delay or just cancel it ????

    1. Lucy

      My order for the 2023 Escape PHEV was accepted by Ford through my dealership last week (a month after I put the order in…for a 2022…) But they tell me it is going to be quite a wait, still. They are testing and working the bugs out. I’m with you, though, I wish they’d release the specs and photos so I can make sure I still want the color I chose, options I chose, etc. Hard to be patient!

    2. Joel Ashley

      All the pix here are artificially lit night scenes. That’s unfortunately common for “luxury” cars to make them look fancier. But to demonstrate a truly new color, they need to present at least one or two daylit scenes to the public. I think there are some elsewhere, but sadly not in this bunch.

  5. Stuart

    I really wanted to buy a Lincoln Zephyr or a Continental; even a Nautilus.
    Then I found out that Lincoln, an American company even named after an illustrious president, is ONLY selling to the Communist Chinese! Are you ready for THAT??
    AND the Nautilus is being discontinued in a year.
    The way I feel, perhaps “Lincoln” should totally go commie and fully relocate to China!
    How dare they!
    To hell with Lincoln, it’s Cadillac (a REAL American company) for me!!

  6. Teri cooper

    I have a continental it has more options then bently

  7. DT

    2023 Corsair Whisper Blue is a great color, looks new and fresh, tired of the usual black, white and grey. The larger grill gives it a nice look.


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