The 2023 Lincoln Corsair received an update which carries over to the 2024 model year with only a few changes. One major change is the extension of the subscription period for the Lincoln BlueCruise 1.2 hands-free driving system from two years to four. This system, shared with Ford models, is now available on all three Corsair trim levels. The base model has been renamed Premiere, and it is followed by the Reserve and the Grand Touring plug-in hybrid.
The Lincoln BlueCruise was initially added as part of the 2023 model-year update, which also included a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster and 13.2-inch touchscreen inside, as well as minor styling changes on the exterior. The Corsair made its debut in 2020 as a replacement for the Lincoln MKC and shares a platform with the current-generation Ford Escape.
In terms of powertrain, the lineup is expected to remain unchanged for 2024. The standard Corsair is equipped with a 2.0-liter turbo-4 producing 250 hp and 275 lb-ft of torque, paired with an 8-speed automatic transmission and the option for front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive.
The plug-in hybrid Corsair Grand Touring boasts a powertrain that consists of an Atkinson-cycle 2.5-liter inline-4 and continuously variable transmission (CVT), delivering 266 hp and comes standard with all-wheel drive. With the discontinuation of the Lincoln Aviator Grand Touring for 2024, the Corsair Grand Touring stands as the only plug-in model in Lincoln’s lineup. However, the redesigned 2024 Lincoln Nautilus will offer a hybrid powertrain, and Lincoln is planning to introduce all-electric models starting in 2025.
The pricing for the 2024 Lincoln Corsair starts at $40,125 for the base Corsair Premiere, which includes a mandatory $1,395 destination charge. Meanwhile, Reserve and Grand Touring models start at $44,510 and $55,320 with destination, respectively.
Overall, the 2024 Lincoln Corsair retains its reputation as a luxury compact SUV offering advanced technology, stylish design, and sophisticated powertrain options. With the extension of the BlueCruise subscription period and the availability of the plug-in hybrid Grand Touring model, Lincoln continues to elevate the Corsair’s standing in the competitive SUV market. As Lincoln looks ahead to the future, the brand’s commitment to electrification and technological innovation positions the Corsair as a compelling option for consumers seeking a premium compact SUV.