So Long, MKC: New Lincoln Corsair Will Debut At 2019 New York Auto Show

Lincoln Corsair teaser

The redesigned Corsair will complete the brand’s crossover revamp.

Last year, we caught wind of reports suggesting Lincoln would debut the “Corsair” sometime soon. As a replacement for the MKC, the new Lincoln Corsair would sit below the Nautilus, Aviator and Navigator as the entry point to the brand’s lineup. Now, Lincoln finally confirmed its arrival at the 2019 New York Auto Show.

There isn’t much to see in this teaser image, as you’d expect. However, we can make out its overall shape. It’s not radically different from what you’d see in the rest of the brand’s small crossover lineup. Think mini-Nautilus, and you’re probably there. Of course, we’ll know more about unique styling elements of the Corsair when Lincoln reveals it to the world on April 17.

2021 Lincoln MKC could be renamed Corsair
The Lincoln Corsair will replace the outgoing MKC, shown above. [Photo: Lincoln]

Like the current MKC, we expect the new Lincoln Corsair to ride on the same platform as the new Escape. To that end, it’s likely the car will see updated versions of the 2.0-liter and 2.3-liter EcoBoost engines that are on offer now. However, the Lincoln Corsair will see a thorough workover, as the MKC hasn’t been totally redesigned since it launched in 2014.

More information to come

Of course, there’s no pricing information yet either. That said, the current MKC starts at $33,395, making it the least expensive model in Lincoln’s lineup. For the sake of pulling newer and younger buyers to the brand, that price point shouldn’t shift too much in the Lincoln Corsair. Like it’s big brothers, the new Lincoln Corsair will also have a luxurious Black Label trim, topping the price out somewhere around $50,000.

We’ll have more official details as Lincoln prepares to ready the car in New York. After covering the new Aviator’s unveil last year, it seems Lincoln is ready for the follow-up again this year, alongside the rest of its range. Stay tuned to for our coverage from the show!