Lincoln recently organized the media drive event for the all-new 2020 Corsair compact luxury SUV in and around San Francisco, California.
As is customary, the automaker dropped a massive photo gallery that presents its latest model in great detail. Replacing the MKC, the 2020 Corsair shares underpinnings with the all-new Ford Escape and that’s obvious when looking at the engine lineup and the overall shape of the bodywork.
The Corsair is available with two turbocharged four-cylinder powertrains. The standard choice is a 2.0-liter unit making 250 horsepower and 280 lb-ft (380 Nm) of torque, while a 2.3-liter rated at 295 HP and 310 lb-ft (420 Nm) of torque is optional. Both engines are mated as standard to a new 8-speed automatic transmission and can be had with an AWD system that has a disconnect capability.
Lincoln promises “an effortless yet nimble drive experience” thanks to rear integral bush suspension said to deliver a smooth ride by directly absorbing impacts that would otherwise be felt in the cabin. The 2020 Corsair also offers five driving modes (Normal, Conserve, Excite, Slippery and Deep Conditions) which allow the driver to customize the experience behind the wheel.
Speaking of the cabin, Lincoln says the Corsair offers more legroom in the second row than competitors like the Acura RDX and Lexus NX, and even larger luxury SUVs, including the Tesla Model X. The sliding second-row seats offer up to 6 inches (152 mm) of travel and a 60/40 fold-flat or split-bench option. Practicality-enhancing features also include under-floor storage and a package tray at the rear, as well as an available hands-free tailgate.
The long list of optional features includes Lincoln’s Perfect Position seats with 24-way adjustability, massage capability and additional lumbar support for driver and front passenger, a specially tuned 14-speaker Revel premium audio system, and three new interior color combinations: Beyond Blue (vivid blue and white), Cashew (tan and black), and Medium Slate (gray and Ebony).
On the tech front, the 2020 Corsair comes standard with the Lincoln Co-Pilot360 safety suite including Pre-Collision Assist with Automatic Emergency Braking, Blind Spot Detection with Cross-Traffic Alert, Lane-Keeping System, Rear View Camera and Auto High Beam Headlamps. A Co-Pilot360 Plus upgrade is available, and so are features such as a Head-Up Display, wireless charging, and Phone As A Key.