2023 Lincoln Corsair Gets a New Face & Features
The 2023 Lincoln Corsair enters its next model year with a significant interior and exterior update. The most popular vehicle
The 2023 Lincoln Corsair enters its next model year with a significant interior and exterior update. The most popular vehicle from Lincoln receives certain features, but it also loses a significant one: the 2.3-liter turbocharged four-cylinder that was previously an option. Due to lack of demand, Lincoln is removing its most powerful engine from its lineup, leaving the 2023 Corsair with only a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder with 250 horsepower. Lincoln claims that although the 2.0-liter has been updated and modified for emissions purposes, its output and fuel efficiency remain the same.
The 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine and single electric motor that power the Grand Touring PHEV continue to operate similarly, producing a combined 266 horsepower. Corsair’s new visage is where most of the exterior upgrades are focused. It receives an entirely new, much larger grille than the previous one. The PHEV’s version has a metallic foil surface with blue highlights to signify that it is a hybrid vehicle and has a wave-like surface with a wavy pattern. The new grille design requires changing the lower front bumper, and all wheels now come in new designs. Nothing is changed in the rear.
Crystal Red and Whisper Blue are two brand-new color options that are available. The color is brand-new to Lincoln and seems more periwinkle than blue in person; we really like it. Regarding the interior, Lincoln has changed the center stack to make room for a new 13.2-inch infotainment touchscreen. It integrates Amazon Alexa, uses Sync 4 technology, and supports over-the-air updates. Corsair’s new Auto Air Refresh system, an optional feature, can also be monitored through the infotainment system. The cabin air can be refreshed 1.5 times per minute and is constantly monitored by a laser sensor and special cabin air filter.
Additionally, new software for 2023 is run on a 12.3-inch instrument cluster, which is now standard on the Corsair. Lincoln claims that the intention of removing the extensive variety of climate and media controls from the center stack was to create a more airy cabin and a sense of spaciousness. There is still a volume knob, but the large, modern touchscreen now controls most of the functions formerly managed by buttons and knobs. Additionally, Lincoln claims that customers desire more technology, which was reportedly taken to mean that they wanted a touchscreen to control the cabin’s temperature.
With the additional space, Lincoln extended the lower media bin in a less controversial move to increase storage capacity, but the result is mostly just a more open cabin. For 2023, the dash trim can now be ordered with a backlit applique that displays a perforated star pattern. This applique is supposed to resemble a constellation on your dash, raising the bar for trim and colors. Eternal Red and Smoked Truffle are a few of the new color “themes” (as Lincoln likes to call them). The red is a deep, rich hue of red with aluminum highlights. The “Truffle” contrasts this with a light brown and gray neutral color scheme.
The updated Lincoln Corsair will be made in Lousiville, Kentucky, just like its predecessor. Lincoln has begun collecting orders on its official website, with the first examples of the redesigned Corsair expected to arrive at US showrooms in early 2023. Standard, a base model, costs $38,690; Reserve, a high-end model, costs $43,075; Grand Touring, a plug-in hybrid flagship, costs $53,385.