The 2020 Lincoln Aviator Grand Touring didn’t have the field to itself for long as Lincoln’s only electrified model. Now, the entry-level Corsair Grand Touring model arrives in LA to bring another plug-in option for the brand. At first glance, you may mistake it for its larger brother. However, the up side of Lincoln bringing this technology to the Corsair is that it offers a cheaper hybrid option for those looking to buy into the brand’s more fuel efficient ambitions.
Speaking of efficiency, the 2020 Lincoln Corsair Grand Touring promises to advance the brand’s momentum of EV capability. To that end, Lincoln estimates the car will drive more than 25 miles on a charge. As it happens, official EPA figures won’t be available until the 2020 model year, so we’ll see if that figure holds up. The hybrid Corsair model features all-wheel drive thanks to its permanent magnet synchronous motor in the rear, paired with an engine up front. In this case, that engine is a 2.5-liter Atkinson-cycle unit making a combined output of 266 horsepower — slightly lower than the top-end Corsair’s 295 horsepower. Unlike the Aviator Grand Touring, this unit mates up to a PowerSplit electric continuously variable transmission.
When you do need to charge the 2020 Lincoln Corsair Grand Touring, you can plug it in on available AC chargers, or charge it up at home. Lincoln did not specifically mention battery size, but you can use the “Preserve EV” drive mode to recharge the battery on the move.
As ever, modern SUVs — of which Lincoln makes no less than five at this point — are just as much about technology inside as they are their powertrains. Lincoln Co-Pilot 360 comes standard, which includes automatic emergency braking, blind spot detection, lane keep assist and auto high beam assist. What’s more, Lincoln Co-Pilot 360 Plus is available as an upgrade, adding adaptive cruise control with traffic jam assist, evasive steering assist, reverse braking assist and active parking assist.
Lincoln’s head-up display is available as an option, as is its new Phone As A Key technology. If you get that feature, you can access the 2020 Lincoln Corsair Grand Touring using the Lincoln Way app, as opposed to needing the traditional key.
Pricing is not available yet, but the 2020 Lincoln Corsair Grand Touring will go on sale next summer. Lincoln will build the plug-in Corsair at its Louisville, Kentucky assembly plant. Stay tuned to TFLcar.com for more Lincoln news and updates from the 2019 LA Auto Show!