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2020 Lincoln Corsair: Preview, Pricing, Release Date

, Automotive Editor - February 15, 2019

Model Preview

Lincoln appears to be abandoning its alphabet-soup naming process and adopting full names as new models arrive. The next full-named model in the lineup is expected to be the 2020 Lincoln Corsair, which is said to replace the MKC compact crossover.

There is not a ton known about the upcoming 2020 Lincoln Corsair, but there are rumors, rumblings, and spy shots floating around the internet. Like the MKC, the 2020 Lincoln Corsair will be the smallest of the crossovers in the lineup, making it tossable in traffic while still providing ample room for people and cargo inside. From spy shots on The Truth About Cars, this new compact crossover will carry a more upright, SUV-like design.

The interior remains a mystery, as Lincoln has kept things tight-lipped about this upcoming compact luxury crossover’s cabin. What we know is, like its larger siblings, the Corsair will boast a well-equipped cabin with plenty of premium features and upscale materials to satisfy any luxury buyer.

The Truth About Cars obtained National Highway Traffic Safety Administration filing documents revealing the 2020 Corsair’s powertrain options. They start with two familiar units: a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder with 237 horsepower and an optional 2.3-liter turbocharged four-cylinder with 275 hp.

The twist in the lineup will be a new plug-in-hybrid variant, which will pair a 2.5-liter engine to an electric motor. There is no official word on output or electric-only range, but the Ford Fusion Energi’s 26-mile EV range could be a hint at what to expect.

The current Lincoln MKC has yet to go through a full allotment of safety tests from the IIHS, but it received a four-star overall rating in NHTSA testing. In the current MKC, the all-important automatic emergency braking feature is buried within pricey packages, but with Lincoln’s parent company, Ford, now offering this and other safety goodies standard, this could change when the 2020 Corsair hits showrooms.

Pricing & Release Date

There is no information on when we can expect to see the 2020 Corsair in the metal, but the L.A. Auto Show could be a possibility.

Pricing also remains a wildcard, but we expect it to fill the same price slot as the MKC but with a slightly higher price. For reference, the 2019 MKC ranges from $34,990 to $48,195 (destination fees included).

Competitors will likely include the Acura RDX, Audi Q5, and BMW X3.

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