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Lincoln Corsair Sales Jump To Segment Third Place In Q4 2022

During the fourth quarter of 2022, Lincoln Corsair sales increased in the United States and Mexico while decreasing in Canada.

Lincoln Corsair Sales - Q4 2022 - United States

In the United States, Lincoln Corsair deliveries totaled 7,591 units in Q4 2022, an increase of about 31 percent compared to 5,785 units sold in Q4 2021.

During the complete 2022 calendar year, Corsair sales increased about 21 percent to 27,668 units.
MODEL Q4 2022 / Q4 2021 Q4 2022 Q4 2021YTD 2022 / YTD 2021 YTD 2022 YTD 2021
CORSAIR +31.22% 7,591 5,785 +21.40% 27,668 22,790

Lincoln Corsair Sales - Q4 2022 - Canada

In Canada, Lincoln Corsair deliveries totaled 622 units in Q4 2022, a decrease of about 20 percent compared to 773 units sold in Q4 2021.

During the complete 2022 calendar year, Corsair sales decreased about 0 percent to 2,505 units.
MODEL Q4 2022 / Q4 2021 Q4 2022 Q4 2021YTD 2022 / YTD 2021 YTD 2022 YTD 2021
CORSAIR -19.54% 622 773 +0.08% 2,505 2,503

Lincoln Corsair Sales - Q4 2022 - Mexico

In Mexico, Lincoln Corsair deliveries totaled 104 units in Q4 2022, an increase of about 37 percent compared to 76 units sold in Q4 2021.

During the complete 2022 calendar year, Corsair sales increased about 63 percent to 400 units.
MODEL Q4 2022 / Q4 2021 Q4 2022 Q4 2021YTD 2022 / YTD 2021 YTD 2022 YTD 2021
CORSAIR +36.84% 104 76 +63.27% 400 245

Competitive Sales Comparison (USA)

Lincoln Corsair sales increased 31 percent in Q4 2022 to 7,591 units, enough to propel the luxury crossover to third place in its competitive segment.

Leading the pack was the Lexus NX, which saw sales increase 118 percent to 17,351 units, solidly outperforming the second-place Buick Envision (see running Buick Envision sales), which saw a 17 percent downturn to 7,663 units. The third-place Corsair was followed by the Cadillac XT4 (see running Cadillac XT4 sales) with a 123 percent increase to 6,803 units in fourth, while the Volvo XC40 claimed fifth thanks to a 43 percent uptick to 6,739 units. The Audi Q3 took sixth with a 16 percent decrease to 6,442 units, while the Mercedes-Benz GLB-Class followed with a 56 percent increase to 5,924 units in seventh, along with its sibling, the Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class, in eighth with a 111 percent increase to 5,517 units. All other contenders accounted for approximately 5,000 or fewer deliveries.

Sales Numbers - Luxury C-Segment Crossovers - Q4 2022 - USA

MODEL Q4 22 / Q4 21 Q4 22 Q4 21 Q4 22 SHARE Q4 21 SHARE YTD 22 / YTD 21 YTD 22 YTD 21
LEXUS NX +117.70% 17,351 7,970 24% 12% -16.26% 49,002 58,514
BUICK ENVISION -17.48% 7,663 9,286 11% 14% -44.30% 25,871 46,450
LINCOLN CORSAIR +31.22% 7,591 5,785 11% 9% +21.40% 27,668 22,790
CADILLAC XT4 +123.34% 6,803 3,046 9% 5% +88.05% 21,774 11,579
VOLVO XC40 +42.99% 6,739 4,713 9% 7% -30.76% 18,558 26,802
AUDI Q3 -16.12% 6,442 7,680 9% 12% -27.26% 25,066 34,462
MERCEDES-BENZ GLB-CLASS +55.81% 5,924 3,802 8% 6% -12.76% 23,274 26,677
MERCEDES-BENZ GLA-CLASS +110.73% 5,517 2,618 8% 4% -1.65% 14,085 14,322
ACURA RDX -60.77% 5,013 12,777 7% 20% -56.59% 24,749 57,013
BMW X1 -41.84% 2,744 4,718 4% 7% -61.09% 7,103 18,253
BMW X2 -80.50% 330 1,692 0% 3% -59.77% 2,641 6,565
TOTAL +12.53% 72,117 64,087 -25.86% 239,791 323,427

From a segment share standpoint, the NX accounted for a dominant 24 percent, up 12 percentage points year-over-year. The Envision and Corsair both claimed 11 percent share, with the former losing five percentage points and the latter gaining two. The XT4 and XC40 claimed nine percent each, with the XT4 up four percentage points and the XC40 up two. Both of the Mercedes-Benz offerings accrued eight percent share, seeing the GLB-Class gain two percentage points and the GLA-Class gain four. All other vehicles in the segment claimed seven percent share or less.

Sales Numbers - GM C-Segment Crossovers - Q4 2022 - USA

MODEL Q4 22 / Q4 21 Q4 22 Q4 21 Q4 22 SHARE Q4 21 SHARE YTD 22 / YTD 21 YTD 22 YTD 21
BUICK ENVISION -17.48% 7,663 9,286 53% 75% -44.30% 25,871 46,450
CADILLAC XT4 +123.34% 6,803 3,046 47% 25% +88.05% 21,774 11,579
TOTAL +17.30% 14,466 12,332 -17.89% 47,645 58,029

Both of General Motors’ – the Buick Envision and Cadillac XT4 – garnered 14,466 deliveries combined for a 20 percent segment share.

Sales Numbers - BMW C-Segment Crossovers - Q4 2022 - USA

MODEL Q4 22 / Q4 21 Q4 22 Q4 21 Q4 22 SHARE Q4 21 SHARE YTD 22 / YTD 21 YTD 22 YTD 21
BMW X1 -41.84% 2,744 4,718 89% 74% -61.09% 7,103 18,253
BMW X2 -80.50% 330 1,692 11% 26% -59.77% 2,641 6,565
TOTAL -52.04% 3,074 6,410 -60.74% 9,744 24,818

It’s also worth noting that combining the two BMW entries in the space – the X1 and X2 – results in 3,074 units for a four percent share, well below the Corsair’s 11 percent. The X1 is still being faced with significant inventory shortages, while the X2 has been dropped in the U.S. market and is no longer sold stateside.

Sales Numbers - MBZ C-Segment Crossovers - Q4 2022 - USA

MODEL Q4 22 / Q4 21 Q4 22 Q4 21 Q4 22 SHARE Q4 21 SHARE YTD 22 / YTD 21 YTD 22 YTD 21
MERCEDES-BENZ GLB-CLASS +55.81% 5,924 3,802 52% 59% -12.76% 23,274 26,677
MERCEDES-BENZ GLA-CLASS +110.73% 5,517 2,618 48% 41% -1.65% 14,085 14,322
TOTAL +78.21% 11,441 6,420 -8.88% 37,359 40,999

It’s also worth noting that combining the two Mercedes-Benz entries in the space – the GLA-Class and GLB-Class – results in 8,532 units for a 16 percent share, besting the Corsair’s 11 percent.

The compact premium crossover segment (premium crossover C-segment) expanded 13 percent to 72,117 units during the fourth quarter of 2022, meaning the Corsair outperformed the segment average.

The Ford Authority Take

The not-insignificant uptick in Lincoln Corsair sales during the fourth quarter of 2022 is encouraging to say the least, considering that Lincoln’s parent company, FoMoCo, continues to navigate ongoing supplier issues that limit its production capacity. Said supplier issues include, but are certainly not limited to, the ongoing global microchip shortage. We imagine that the increase in Corsair sales is the result of chips and other supplies becoming available to produce the Corsair, or finish producing incomplete units of the model.

We expect the refreshed 2023 Lincoln Corsair to drive interest in the luxury crossover this year. The new model debuted a number of changes, including revised exterior styling, a redesigned interior, and the deletion of optional turbocharged Ford 2.3L I4 EcoBoost engine. Additionally, it gains the gains the luxury brand’s ActiveGlide hands-free highway driving feature, which includes Lane Change Assist, Predictive Speed Assist, Intersection Assist 2.0, and In-Lane Repositioning. These features allow the driver to change lanes by simply tapping the turn signal, automatically adjust speed as the vehicle reaches sharp turns, and keep the crossover centered in its lane while also shifting away from larger vehicles such as semi-trucks when needed.

About The Numbers

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

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Comments

  1. Jim O

    I wonder how many people who buy Buicks Envision realize that its made in China. If they do understand, I don’t get it. So many things that we buy are made in China and we have no choice. When it comes to a “near” luxury CUV we have a choice! I am a Ford guy through and through and if the Corsair was made in China I’d buy a Cadillc! And I am not a right wing conservative, just a patriotic American. Sorry for the rant.

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    1. Scott Z

      So True & nicely said. I understand if Corsair was made in China I still would go as far as buying a Glorified Chevy er Cadillac instead, though.

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  2. Mike says...

    I also look for made in the USA or Canada…. all the time. Thoughtful people vote with their feet as the saying goes. There is no meaningful way to measure but I want to believe more and more consumers will buy local or not at all given the choice. This is a statistic Ford seems to ignore totally…. along with the all their sedan customers that have gone elsewhere.

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    1. Jim )

      Agree . Camry’s , Altima’s, etc..seem to sell pretty well. I have owned 2 Fusions and they we’re great cars. We had a Fiesta also and despite all the negative media attention we drove that car for 144,000 trouble free miles ( it was a 2014). Next on the chopping block is the Escape as it will move to a bev platform. At least it will be made in Ky.

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  3. Mick1

    China makes Buick Envisions. My noodle just went limp.

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    1. Scott Z

      Totally!!

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  4. Edward

    We really love our ’22 Corsair Grand Touring. It replaced a ’18 Escape Titanium. The Corsair is far and away the best luxury vehicle in its class. The Lexus NX, while a very nice car, just isn’t “luxury” like the Corsair. It is “sporty”, with a rougher and much noisier ride.

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    1. JimO

      T hats good to know. We are thinking of trading in our 15 escape for a corsair. Not sure if we want the gt or ice, I like the 2.0 eco boost in the escape

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  5. Joe

    Corsair ranked number #1 for the most made in USA vehicle in content. It is also ranked 6th best in Consumer reports for quality.

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  6. Nico

    Just took delivery of a ‘22 Grand Touring, does not excel in any one area, but overall this vehicle is brilliant and the best looking of the bunch IMHO! Great MPG, highest NA content, built in USA and rated high in quality!

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