2021 Lincoln Corsair Grand Touring PHEV Starts At $51,225

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Back in 2019, Lincoln announced that they would soon be offering a plug-in hybrid version of the Corsair. Dubbed the Grand Touring, not much information was released with Lincoln’s initial announcement besides some powertrain and safety tech details. Now pricing is available, as an early order guide indicates the Corsair Grand Touring PHEV will start at $51,225 (including destination), making it the most expensive Corsair yet.

The addition of the Grand Touring means the Corsair will now be available in three trim levels. The Standard Corsair will start at $36,940 and the Reserve comes in at $43,885. The Reserve all-wheel drive (previously the most expensive trim option) will start at $46,085 which leads to a $5,140 price premium for the hybrid powertrain. It’s common for plug-in hybrid models to be much more expensive compared to regular gasoline models so it’s not surprising to see such a large gap in price over the Reserve trim.

Compared to competitors, the Corsair Grand Touring sits in the middle of the pack in terms of price. BMW offers the X3 PHEV which starts at $49,545, Audi has the Q55e starting at $53,895, and the Volvo XC60 Momentum Plug-in starts at $54,595. Additionally, the Corsair Grand Touring will likely be eligible for a federal tax rebate as well as regional incentives like the California Clean Vehicle Rebate. Unfortunately, no rebate amounts have been listed at the time of this writing. With its current price, along with additional clean vehicle discounts, it could prove to be a good option for some buyers.

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Opting for the Grand Touring gets shoppers a 2.5-liter hybrid motor with electric all-wheel drive. Official output numbers are not yet available but Lincoln is aiming for 266 horsepower and is targeting an EPA-estimated electric range of 25 miles. Two EV specific driving modes will be available to help increase efficiency. Preserve EV recharges the battery up to 75% while driving and Pure EV keeps the vehicle in all-electric mode, switching to the hybrid engine once the electric range capacity is reached.

In most aspects, the Grand Touring will keep the same features as the gasoline Corsair options. Overall design will remain the same and a strong list of safety features are available with Lincoln CoPilot360 and optional CoPilot360 Plus. However, to help the plug-in hybrid stand out, it will come with a few aesthetic changes like a unique grill with a blue Lincoln logo and badging, as well as a unique set of 19-inch wheels.

The Corsair isn’t the first Lincoln to add a plug-in hybrid option. The Aviator gained a Grand Touring plug-in hybrid powertrain back in 2019. With changing market preferences, it’s likely that Lincoln will continue to offer more environmentally friendly engine options. Earlier this year, Lincoln had joined with Rivian to produce its first electric vehicle but, unfortunately, that plan was canceled in light of the coronavirus pandemic. It will be interesting to see how the Corsair Grand Touring will fare with other luxury brands who already have a footing in the plug-in hybrid crossover market.

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, Automotive Analyst

Kelly Campbell is a SoCal native with a background in marketing, communications, and technical writing. Having spent her entire career in the automotive industry, Kelly brings a wealth of knowledge and enthusiasm for cars to her role as an Automotive Analyst at CarsDirect.

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