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Lincoln Corsair Sales Fall Nine Percent, Placing Sixth During Q4 2023

Lincoln Corsair sales decreased in the United States while increasing in Mexico during the fourth quarter of 2023.

Lincoln Corsair Sales - Q4 2023 - United States

In the United States, Lincoln Corsair deliveries totaled 6,901 units in Q4 2023, a decrease of about 9 percent compared to 7,591 units sold in Q4 2022.

During the complete 2023 calendar year, Corsair sales decreased about 12 percent to 24,384 units.
MODEL Q4 2023 / Q4 2022 Q4 2023 Q4 2022YTD 2023 / YTD 2022 YTD 2023 YTD 2022
CORSAIR -9.09% 6,901 7,591 -11.87% 24,384 27,668

Lincoln Corsair Sales - Q4 2023 - Mexico

In Mexico, Lincoln Corsair deliveries totaled 119 units in Q4 2023, an increase of about 14 percent compared to 104 units sold in Q4 2022.

During the complete 2023 calendar year, Corsair sales decreased about 10 percent to 361 units.
MODEL Q4 2023 / Q4 2022 Q4 2023 Q4 2022YTD 2023 / YTD 2022 YTD 2023 YTD 2022
CORSAIR +14.42% 119 104 -9.75% 361 400

Shown here is the refreshed 2023 Lincoln Corsair in the Grand Touring trim.

Competitive Sales Comparison (USA)

Lincoln Corsair sales were down nine percent in Q4 2023 to 6,901 units, placing sixth among 14 entries in its competitive segment

The Lexus NX continued its dominance, moving 22,841 units, with sales up 32 percent year-over-year, while the Acura RDX followed in second place with a 140 percent jump in sales to 12,026 units. In third, the Buick Envision (see running Buick Envision sales) posted a 23 percent gain to 9,439 units, while the BMW X1, one of two entries from the Bavarian automaker, saw a 197 percent leap for 8,140 deliveries. The Audi Q3 had sales swell 21 percent to 7,807 units. The rest of the field move less than 5.5K units each, including the Cadillac XT4 (see running Cadillac XT4 sales), which posted a 28 percent sales drop for 4,900 deliveries.

Sales Numbers - Luxury C-Segment Crossovers - Q4 2023 - USA

MODEL Q4 23 / Q4 22 Q4 23 Q4 22 Q4 23 SHARE Q4 22 SHARE YTD 23 / YTD 22 YTD 23 YTD 22
LEXUS NX +31.64% 22,841 17,351 27% 24% +52.09% 74,526 49,002
ACURA RDX +139.90% 12,026 5,013 14% 7% +58.50% 39,228 24,749
BUICK ENVISION +23.18% 9,439 7,663 11% 11% +71.16% 44,281 25,871
BMW X1 +196.65% 8,140 2,744 10% 4% +196.24% 21,042 7,103
AUDI Q3 +21.19% 7,807 6,442 9% 9% -11.48% 22,189 25,066
LINCOLN CORSAIR -9.09% 6,901 7,591 8% 10% -11.87% 24,384 27,668
VOLVO XC40 +37.16% 5,448 3,972 6% 5% * 0 0
CADILLAC XT4 -27.97% 4,900 6,803 6% 9% +4.28% 22,707 21,774
MERCEDES-BENZ GLB-CLASS -37.76% 3,687 5,924 4% 8% -28.20% 16,710 23,274
ALFA ROMEO TONALE * 1,233 * 1% 0% * 2,096 0
VOLVO C40 -42.77% 803 1,403 1% 2% +74.31% 6,589 3,780
MERCEDES-BENZ GLA-CLASS -85.99% 773 5,517 1% 8% -10.38% 12,623 14,085
LAND ROVER DISCOVERY SPORT -71.42% 577 2,019 1% 3% -50.88% 3,133 6,378
BMW X2 -95.45% 15 330 0% 0% -92.77% 191 2,641
TOTAL +16.24% 84,590 72,772 +25.20% 289,699 231,391

In terms of segment share, the Corsair earned an eight percent share, down two percentage points. The NX led with a 27 percent segment share, up three percentage points. The RDX doubled its share to 14 percent, while the Envision maintained an 11 percent share. The X1 claimed a 10 percent share, up six percentage points, followed by the Q3, which maintained a nine percent share. The other entries each posted a six percent share or less like the XT4, which was down three percentage points.

Sales Numbers - GM C-Segment Crossovers - Q4 2023 - USA

MODEL Q4 23 / Q4 22 Q4 23 Q4 22 Q4 23 SHARE Q4 22 SHARE YTD 23 / YTD 22 YTD 23 YTD 22
BUICK ENVISION +23.18% 9,439 7,663 66% 53% +71.16% 44,281 25,871
CADILLAC XT4 -27.97% 4,900 6,803 34% 47% +4.28% 22,707 21,774
TOTAL -0.88% 14,339 14,466 +40.60% 66,988 47,645

Both of the General Motors offerings, the Buick Envision and Cadillac XT4, together accounted for 14,339 deliveries for a combined 17 percent segment share, pushing FoMoCo’s crosstown rival into second place overall, ahead of Acura.

Sales Numbers - BMW C-Segment Crossovers - Q4 2023- USA

MODEL Q4 23 / Q4 22 Q4 23 Q4 22 Q4 23 SHARE Q4 22 SHARE YTD 23 / YTD 22 YTD 23 YTD 22
BMW X1 +196.65% 8,140 2,744 100% 89% +196.24% 21,042 7,103
BMW X2 -95.45% 15 330 0% 11% -92.77% 191 2,641
TOTAL +165.29% 8,155 3,074 +117.91% 21,233 9,744

The BMW X1 and X2 combined for 8,155 sales for a cumulative 10 percent segment share. Sales for the X2 were down as it experiences a generational changeover with the upcoming all-new 2024 BMW X2 to rival the Corsair. The next-gen 2023 BMW X1 arrived on the scene a year before to compete as well.

Sales Numbers - MBZ C-Segment Crossovers - Q4 2023- USA

MODEL Q4 23 / Q4 22 Q4 23 Q4 22 Q4 23 SHARE Q4 22 SHARE YTD 23 / YTD 22 YTD 23 YTD 22
MERCEDES-BENZ GLB-CLASS -37.76% 3,687 5,924 83% 52% -28.20% 16,710 23,274
MERCEDES-BENZ GLA-CLASS -85.99% 773 5,517 17% 48% -10.38% 12,623 14,085
TOTAL -61.02% 4,460 11,441 -21.48% 29,333 37,359

Meanwhile, the two Mercedes-Benz entries, both the GLA-Class and GLB-Class, together moved 4,460 units for a combined five percent segment share.

Luxury C-segment crossovers grew 16 percent to 84,590 units in Q4 2023, meaning Lincoln Corsair sales significantly underperformed the segment average.

The Ford Authority Take

Lincoln Corsair sales suffered during Q4 2023, possibly due to production at the Louisville Assembly plant dropping 59 percent in November, plummeting for a couple of possible reasons including the UAW strike that ended with a ratified contract mid-month. But production rebounded in December, as it had in October when the automaker resolved a software issue associated with the digital instrument cluster.

Inventory supply issues aside, we expect the refreshed 2023 Lincoln Corsair to continue driving interest in the luxury crossover this coming year. The new model features a number of attractive changes, including revised exterior styling, a redesigned interior, standard Sync 4 infotainment, and the addition of the luxury brand’s BlueCruise hands-free highway driving feature, which now offers lane-changing and more as part of the 1.2 update.

Unchanged from the updated model, the 2024 Lincoln Corsair is now on sale.

  • All percent change figures compared to Lincoln Corsair sales for Q4 2022, unless noted otherwise
  • In the United States, there were 78 selling days for Q4 2023 and 78 selling days for Q4 2022

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  1. Mike

    I bought 2023 Corsair in September 2023 because Lincoln promised to deliver BlueCruise 1.3. It was my mistake because BlueCruise 1.3 is a mirage waporware. It shows that you cannot believe Lincoln management dubious promises.

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