- lincoln is adding a plug-in-hybrid grand touring model to the corsair lineup that will have an epa-estimated 25 miles of all-electric range.
- it's powered by a 2.5-liter four-cylinder and a permanent-magnet synchronous electric motor, making for a combined 266 horsepower.
- grand touring models will be available next summer.
the lincoln corsair replaced the mkc as the smallest suv in the luxury brand's lineup, and now a plug-in-hybrid grand touring model is joining the corsair's fleet.
the corsair grand touring is now the second plug-in hybrid lincoln offers after the mid-size aviator grand touring. this smaller hybrid crossover is powered by a 2.5-liter four-cylinder gas engine and a permanent-magnet synchronous electric motor that produces a total combined output of up to 266 horsepower. a continuously variable automatic transmission (cvt) sends power to the ground, and all-wheel drive is standard. lincoln is reporting an epa-estimated all-electric driving range of more than 25 miles, although the company hasn't given fuel-economy estimates for the hybrid yet.
five drive modes are standard on the corsair (normal, conserve, excite, slippery, and deep), but two are unique to the grand touring models. preserve ev uses the engine and electric motor together while recharging and saving battery power. the battery can be charged up to 75 percent while driving in preserve mode. pure ev mode keeps the car in full-electric mode, but if more power is needed, the gas engine kicks in to provide additional power.
blue badging on the grille, front fenders, and the rear of the corsair grand touring along with special 20-inch wheels distinguish the plug-in hybrid from nonhybrid models. inside, sound-dampening materials and active noise control aim to provide a quiet cabin.
lincoln corsair grand touring plug-in-hybrid models will be available next summer and come standard with an array of driver-assist features including blind-spot warning and a lane-keeping system. we expect it to command a significant price premium over the nonhybrid corsair models; the aviator grand touring starts at nearly $18,000 more than the base aviator, so the corsair grand touring could start somewhere near $50,000.