Lincoln continues to round out its SUV offerings by including a plug-in hybrid powertrain to the freshly presented Corsair. The 2021 Lincoln Corsair Grand Touring combines a 2.5-liter four-cylinder gasoline engine with two electric motors to develop an approximated overall system output of 266 horsepower. With one motor dedicated to driving the rear wheels, the Corsair Grand Touring will have an on-demand electric all-wheel drive, a first for Lincoln.
Lincoln managed to sling the 14.4-kWh battery pack under the Corsair so that it does not intrude on guests or cargo space. Lincoln likewise estimates that the battery will allow for approximately 25 miles of all-electric range, somewhat above average for a plug-in hybrid compact high-end SUV. Charging the battery from no needs to take between three to 4 hours with a Level 2 charger.
Naturally, the Corsair Grand Touring will offer all the features and high-ends discovered on the Corsair, from a phone as an essential to a full suite of chauffeur aids, extremely adjustable front seats, and good guest room.
Why does it matter?
Electrification is gradually, however, surely ending up being a bigger part of the high-end landscape, and Lincoln doesn’t wish to be left behind. The Corsair is intended squarely at introducing more youthful purchasers thinking about alternative power to the brand name. A strong PHEV offering from Lincoln would both assist record those buyers and reduce their shift to any future all-electric Lincoln products.
What does it take on?
The little high-end plug-in SUV market is remarkably robust nowadays. At this year’s LA Auto Show, PHEV versions of both the Mercedes-Benz GLE and BMW X3 were on display. Both are more powerful than the Corsair Grand Touring, but Lincoln’s range quotes are a little longer.
Volvo has been making significant ventures into electrification, and the XC60 T8 is a strong alternative. It’s also a bit down on range compared to the Lincoln. However, it’s massively more powerful. There’s even the 415-hp Polestar Engineered trim if you’re looking for a stylish PHEV.
Lincoln’s focus is more on luxury than efficiency, though, with the brand targeting a “sliding” experience over the roadway and a peaceful, isolated cabin. That already gives the Corsair a various identity from its competitors, and– while we have to wait on last numbers to be launched– it looks like it will offer a bit more performance in the class too.