Lincoln Shakes Up the Luxury SUV Segment with 2020 Corsair Debut

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2020 Lincoln Corsair

Luxe features and a shapely design elevated the two row SUV, which debuted at the NY Auto Show. 

Lincoln is sure to grab a lot of attention 2020 Corsair debut at 2019 New York International Auto Show. The SUV went all in on luxury, elegance, and a superior driving experience. The the all-new Lincoln Corsair also combines refined power and incredible technology.

The Corsair is a beautiful vehicle. It achieves something we thought was kind of impossible: A sexy SUV.

2020 Lincoln Corsair

“Entering the fastest-growing luxury segment, the all-new Corsair is artistically crafted, expertly designed and infused with our unwavering attention and commitment to detail; it’s unapologetically Lincoln,” says Joy Falotico, president, The Lincoln Motor Company. “Corsair’s addition to the portfolio means Lincoln now has a full family of SUVs to exceed the needs of our luxury clients.”

2020 Lincoln Corsair

Lincoln took their time designing a vehicle that is capable, innovative, and looks very cool. Combining elements of both the full-size Lincoln Navigator and three-row Lincoln Aviator, the Corsair adds more curves and styling.


‘Entering the fastest-growing luxury segment, the all-new Corsair is artistically crafted, expertly designed and…unapologetically Lincoln.’


“Human hands worked to develop those sculpted S-curves and sides, all of which play off light and movement. It is virtually sculpture in motion, a vehicle definitely meant to seduce,” says David Woodhouse, director of design, Lincoln.

2020 Lincoln Corsair

Creating a calm space was important in its design. To that end, a dual-wall dashboard in the engine compartment provides an additional barrier between passengers and the engine, keeping vibrations out of the cabin. Active Noise Control enhances overall sound quality throughout.

2020 Lincoln Corsair

Six symphonic chimes replace standard electronic alerts for everything from an open fuel door to an unbuckled seat belt. The chimes, recorded by the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, add another layer to the calming soundscape of the cabin.

The horizontal interior design lends a visual calmness to the space, which is crafted with supple, hand-selected materials.

The interior technology is top notch. From the 14-speaker Revel premium audio system, wireless charging, multiple power outlets, and standard Wi-Fi, SYNC 3 with AppLink are just a few highlights.

2020 Lincoln Corsair

Lincoln’s available Perfect Position seats offer 24-way adjustability, massage capability, and additional lumbar support for driver and front passenger. Second-row passengers are not forgotten, with more legroom and flexibility. In fact, Corsair offers more legroom in the second row than many larger luxury SUVs including the Mercedes-Benz GLS and Tesla Model X.

2020 Lincoln Corsair

The ride is smooth, but powerful. Two turbocharged four-cylinder engine options are available–a standard 2.0-liter with a targeted 250 horsepower and 275 lb.-ft. of torque and an available 2.3-liter with a targeted 280 horsepower and 310 lb.-ft. of torque. Each is mated to a new 8-speed automatic transmission for agile performance.

Lincoln’s intelligent all-wheel-drive system, available with both engines, allows for enhanced all-weather capabilities and bold performance.

“Every piece of technology has been purposefully integrated to work with you on your journey,” says John Jraiche, Corsair chief engineer. “It’s orchestrated to make your trip effortless by providing a nimble, confident drive.”

The all-new Corsair will be built at Louisville Assembly Plant in Louisville, Kentucky, arriving in dealerships this fall.

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