LA Auto Show 2019
2020 Corsair Grand Touring becomes Lincoln's second PHEV with segment-first electric AWD
Lincoln, the luxury arm of Ford Motor Company, has debuted a new high-end model that combines the luxe appointments of a top-tier Corsair with the power of an electrified powertrain.
"Corsair Grand Touring taps into Lincoln's growing momentum and builds on our commitment to electrification," said Joy Falotico, president, The Lincoln Motor Company. "With the addition of Corsair Grand Touring, we now have a family of SUVs that is distinctly Lincoln for every client."
The Corsair has Lincoln Aviator-like looks from the side.Photo courtesy of Lincoln Motor Co.
The model has a 2.5-liter four-cylinder gasoline-powered engine under its hood that works with a magnet synchronous motor to achieve a combined 266 horsepower. The system includes a continuously variable transmission. Lincoln has paired the powertrain with electric all-wheel drive, a first in its segment. Lincoln estimates that the SUV will have 25 miles of all-electric range.
The model comes with five standard drive modes: Normal, Conserve, Excite, Slippery, and Deep Conditions. Preserve EV and Pure EV drive modes are added in the Grand Touring PHEV model. Preserve EV recharges the battery and saves its power for another time while continuing to use the gasoline-powered engine. In this mode, the battery can be charged up to 75 percent.
In Pure EV mode, the vehicle runs on all-electric power in most driving conditions. If the SUV exceeds that system's capability, the hybrid engine engages to provide additional power.
The model features blue highlighted badging.Photo courtesy of Lincoln Motor Co.
Lincoln is touting the vehicle's whisper-quiet cabin, which is says is thanks to sound-dampening materials between the engine compartment and cabin and active noise control technology.
The Grand Touring trim is denoted by blue accented badging and unique 20-inch wheels on the exterior.
The 2020 Lincoln Corsair Grand Touring will be built at Louisville Assembly Plant in Kentucky. It will be available next summer. Pricing will be available closer to the vehicle's on-sale date. The 2020 Corsair starts at $35,945 and the mid-grade Corsair Reserve starts around $42,000. The top-tier Grand Touring will likely be priced in the upper $40,000s.
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