The Ford’s luxury brand is planning to introduce an all-new model called 2020 Lincoln Corsair. The new model will be a compact crossover, which will come as a replacement for the current-generation MKC. This model came in 2014, as the first small crossover from this renowned luxury carmaker. Though a pretty successful model, the company decided to replace it, mainly because of its name. It looks like we won’t be seeing this confusing MK naming policy anymore, which is surely a good thing.
There are several MK crossovers of different sizes in the lineup, and those who are not so familiar with this brand usually find this confusing. Anyway, the new model will come with a much fancier name, which could only improve its position in the market. So far, we know only base design characteristics of the upcoming 2020 Corsair, which will hit the marker in a year or two.
2020 Lincoln Corsair Gets a Brand-New Platform
Most of the redesigns mean getting a new platform as the most important novelty. This model won’t be an exception. Moreover, we are about to see a complete architecture, which even didn’t get a name yet. It should be a highly modular platform, with a front-wheel-drive layout. It will be used primarily for compact cars, so we should find it in new versions of Ford’s popular models like Focus and Escape. This platform will bring plenty of novelties and one of the most interesting would be a compatibility with electrified powertrains. This includes both hybrid and all-electric powertrains, though it is hard to say at the moment will the new 2020 Lincoln Corsair be available with electric powertrain already for the initial release.
2020 Lincoln Corsair Styling
We expect to see a significant improvement in this aspect compared to the current MKC model. Although it is still early to speculate about details, it seems pretty much for sure that 2020 Lincoln Corsair will take a lot of inspiration from the Aviator concept. It is a completely new design language, characterized by more masculine overall shape. You can easily notice more upright front and rear ends. Also, there is a brand-new hi-gloss grille, which is probably the most prominent part of the crossover’s new front end. If the company decide new 2020 Lincoln Corsair to mimic the Aviator concept entirely, we should also see a new tailgate design, which houses complete rear lighting, which definitely gives an additional dose of premium feel. Of course, expect to see plenty of new details as well, though we can say more about them at the moment.
2020 Lincoln Corsair Interior
This part of the 2020 Lincoln Corsair is probably the biggest mystery at the moment. The new crossover will surely get a completely new cabin, though we can’t say how the new interior will look like. At the moment, we can only presume that the new model will feature two rows of seating. Naturally, in a 2+3 combination. Of course, we will see new, higher-quality materials, as well as a bunch of new technologies, especially in terms of advanced safety and driver-assist systems.
2020 Lincoln Corsair Engines
We are pretty sure that the new 2020 Lincoln Corsair will come in multiple powertrain options. Of course, the core will be gasoline engines, though electrified units should come as well.
Most likely, the base engine will be a familiar 2.0-liter inline-four gasoline engine, which is good for about 240 horsepower and 270 pound-feet of torque.
A 2.3-liter inline four should be offered as an option. This unit is good for about 285 horsepower and 305 pound-feet of torque. In both variants, power will be delivered to front wheels, but an AWD layout will probably be offered as an option.
Besides these two gasoline engines, we should also see a hi-performance hybrid powertrain in the offer. Most likely, it will be built over the same 2.3-liter gasoline unit, but assisted by some hi-output electric motor. Some reports suggest even a max power of 350 horsepower and 400 pound-feet of torque.
Finally, given Ford’s electrification plans, we should see an all-electric version in the future, though we can’t say anything more specific at the moment. However, it seems that this version won’t be ready for the initial launch.
2020 Lincoln Corsair release date and price
The all-new 2020 Lincoln Corsair will probably hit in about a year or two. We should find out more specific details about the launch date in next few months. When it comes to the price, base models will probably go around 35.000 dollars. Competition is tough. Some of the potential rivals are Cadillac XT4, Acura RDX, Buick Envision, Volvo XC60, Lexus NX etc.