Checking out a vehicle’s grille is generally an easy way to identify a particular model’s trim level and appearance package. Previously, Ford Authority took an in-depth look at the 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning grilles to help understand how to tell them apart, and did the same with the 2022 Ford Bronco. Since the 2023 Lincoln Corsair was revealed in September, we reckon it’s time for a detailed breakdown of the grilles belonging to each of the luxury crossover’s trim levels.
Lincoln Corsair Standard
Opting for the base Lincoln Corsair model doesn’t mean it’s not flashy, as evidenced by its front grille design. Note the chrome bar upper grille with bright chrome surrounds that draw the eye to the vehicle’s maw. Further down, we find a body-color symmetrical high-gloss lower grille and a thin piece of chrome trim to carry out the design’s bright elements.
Lincoln Corsair with Jet Appearance Package
The Jet Appearance Package adds a handful of sleek black accents to the Corsair’s exterior. Opting for this package, which is available for the Corsair Standard and Reserve trim levels, grants a Pillar Black upper grille for a more sinister look and a body-color lower fascia. In short, a blacked-out grille is the easiest way to identify a Corsair outfitted with the Jet Appearance Package.
Lincoln Corsair Reserve
Spotting a Lincoln Corsair in Reserve trim is pretty simple – just look for the bright chrome finish on the upper grille. Note that the grille mesh pattern is vastly different from that of the Standard trim as well.
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.
However, interested parties will have to wait a bit longer to get their hands on a new Corsair – it was initially expected to enter production at the Louisville Assembly plant on November 1st, 2022. However, thanks to a delay, it will now begin assembly on December 12th, 2022, as previously reported by Ford Authority.