Lincoln has confirmed the world premiere of the all-new Corsair for April 17, at the 2019 New York International Auto Show.
The Blue Oval’s luxury arm did not go into further details on the new model, but it did drop a teaser, which provides a first official look at the MKC’s replacement and the brand’s smallest SUV.
Recent prototypes indicate that it will look like a smaller Aviator, with a simpler lower styling at the front, LED headlights and an evolved clam-shell tailgate. It will also have a slightly slopped roofline to give it a sportier vibe.
The cabin design is expected to be more luxurious than the one of the MKC, with chrome and wood trimmings, as well as high-quality leather. Those willing to spend more on the upcoming Corsair will be able to specify the Black Label package, mimicking the equipment offered in its larger sibling. The SUV won’t miss out on the SYNC3 infotainment system, customizable LCD instrument cluster, smartphone integration and other technologies either.
Riding on an entirely new global platform, the Corsair is likely to get some of the new Ford Escape’s engines, with the list of potential candidates including the 245 horsepower 2.0-liter EcoBoost, 285+ hp 2.3-liter turbo and 2.5-liter PHEV. All-wheel drive will be an optional extra, so base models will have to make do with front-wheel drive.
It’s likely that Lincoln will start taking orders for the Corsair in the coming months, with the 2020MY vehicle attempting a renewed take on the premium sector which is occupied by the Mercedes-Benz GLC, Audi Q5, BMW X3 and others.