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2023 Lincoln Corsair Production Pushed Back Six Weeks

The 2023 Lincoln Corsair debuted last month, sporting revised exterior styling, a refreshed interior, and a revised engine lineup that no longer includes the optional turbocharged Ford 2.3L I4 EcoBoost engine, plus the addition of Sync 4 and Lincoln ActiveGlide. However, interested parties will have to wait a bit longer for their new Corsair to roll off the assembly line, as Ford Authority recently learned that production has been pushed back six weeks.

According to sources familiar with the matter, the 2023 Lincoln Corsair was initially scheduled to go into production at the Louisville Assembly plant in Kentucky on November 1st, 2022. However, thanks to the delay, it will now begin assembly on December 12th, 2022. While it’s not clear what prompted Lincoln to postpone production of the Corsair, that date is certainly subject to change as supply chain issues remain fluid.

As a reminder, the 2023 Lincoln Corsair features the Ford 2.0L I4 EcoBoost engine as standard, while the 2.5L plug-in hybrid setup is present in the Corsair Grand Touring. Inside, it boasts technologies such as optional ActiveGlide hands-free driving, the automaker’s advanced driver assist feature, along with Lane Change Assist, Predictive Speed Assist, Intersection Assist 2.0 and In-Lane Repositioning. It also introduces a subwoofer delete option, giving customers the opportunity to opt out of receiving one.

Order banks for the redesigned 2023 Corsair are open now, with the very first deliveries of the luxury crossover expected to land in early 2023, so long as production remains on track.

It’s worth noting that production of the Corsair’s corporate cousin, the 2023 Ford Escape, was also delayed by six weeks and will begin on December 12th alongside the Corsair. Both vehicles are assembled at the Louisville plant and are underpinned by the same Ford C2 platform.

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. Steve

    Absolutely the sexiest SUV on the planet. Please, don’t ever fire the people that came up with this design. This will be replacing our XT5 soon.

  2. Sam Lichtenfeld

    People want sedans , not only SUV’s. Eliminating the MKZ was a major mistake Ford/Lincoln . And this mistake will hurt your bottom line in the next few years.

    1. Robert.Walter

      They eliminated it 3 years ago Sam.

      I’m pretty sure at that time they knew it couldn’t help the bottom line, especially when Fusion was put out to pasture.

      That said, I’m curious, if Ford imported a sedan from Ford China would you consider it?

  3. Debralee Divers

    I’m not sure who’s kidding who here, but this “6 week push back” on the 2023 Corsair being started is a bunch of BS! So exactly WHEN is the 2023 Corsair starting production??


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