Lincoln has shrunk the Navigator, with the 2020 Corsair squeezing luxury and eye-catching style into a smaller footprint. The new SUV, launching at the New York Auto Show 2019 today, completes Lincoln’s line-up of completely revamped SUVs, with two rows of seats and the same aesthetic as its larger models.
It’s been a good few years for Lincoln’s trucks. The new Navigator was met with rave reviews, and the automaker followed up with the equally-impressive Aviator.
Now it’s the turn of the smallest SUV of the three. The 2020 Corsair will seat five, inside a cabin that Lincoln’s engineers have doubled-down on sound and vibration insulation. There’s a dual-wall dashboard to keep engine noise out via an extra air gap, along with Active Noise Control.
Under the hood there’ll be a choice of two four-cylinder engines. The entry-level Corsair will get a turbocharged 2.0-liter I-4 with a projected 250 horsepower and 275 lb-ft of torque. It’ll be paired with an 8-speed SelectShift automatic transmission, and the choice of front-wheel or all-wheel drive.
Optional will be a turbocharged 2.3-liter I-4, with 280 horsepower and 310 lb-ft of torque. It, too, will get the 8-speed SelectShift transmission, but come with all-wheel drive as standard.
For the first time in a Lincoln there’ll be integral bush suspension at the rear. The AWD version of the Corsair will switch between driving just the front wheels and all the wheels, depending on road conditions. There’ll be five drive modes, too: Normal, Excite, Slippery, Deep Conditions, and Conserve.
Lincoln Co-Pilot360 will be standard, with pre-collision assist with automatic emergency braking and pedestrian detection, blind spot monitoring, lane-keeping, and auto high-beams. Lincoln Co-Pilot360 Plus, meanwhile, will be optional. That adds adaptive cruise control with lane-centering and speed sign recognition, evasive steer assist, reverse brake assist, and parking assistance.
Other options will include a head-up display, a 14-speaker Revel audio system, wireless charging for your phone, and Perfect Position seats with 24-way adjustment and massage. In the rear, sliding seats – with 6-inches of movement – and 60/40 split are standard. SYNC 3 is standard too, with a larger 8-inch touchscreen available.
Then there’s Phone As A Key. That works with the Lincoln Way app, and allows a personal driver profile – including seat, mirror, and pedal positions – to be saved and then automatically loaded to the car when it’s unlocked. The app also has control over remote start and the rear liftgate.
Lincoln says the 2020 Corsair will go on sale this fall. Pricing will be confirmed closer to release.