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Lincoln Presents the 2020 Corsair

Posted by: Zel Velarde

The chief engineer of the Lincoln Corsair, John Jraiche, presented the 2020 Lincoln Corsair to Midwest Automotive Media Association (MAMA) members during the latest MAMA meeting. The Lincoln team strategically selected the Lang House in Chicago as the venue to present the vehicle as the historical building exudes sophistication and charm while offering views of the neighboring Emil Bach House, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. The significance is that Corsair Chief Designer Kemal Curic picked up design cues from Frank Lloyd Wright when designing the vehicle, including his love for dramatic horizontal lines.


The 2020 Corsair rounds out the brand's portfolio of luxurious SUVs, and is available in either a 2-liter or more powerful 2.3-liter engine that puts out 295 horsepower. With a new 8-speed transmission and 4-wheel independent suspension, the Corsair is designed to provide agility, nimbleness and easy handling. Furthermore, all 2020 Corsairs come standard with a push-button start, hill-start assist, a power liftgate and LED headlights.

According to Jraiche, the body of the Corsair was designed to incorporate peaks and valleys and exaggerated lines draw a vision of continuous light play reflecting its surrounding environment. Lincoln describes the Corsair's exterior as a "sculpture in motion." Unique wheel designs feature both directional and radial lines, and it's offered in a variety of metallic color choices including "flight blue."

On the inside, the Corsair's interior was designed to be a "sanctuary for the senses." To ensure the tranquility of the ride, the dual-wall dashboard was placed in the engine compartment to provide additional division between the engine and the passengers. This alteration provides an air gap preventing vibrations from entering the cabin. 


The Corsair engineer and design team thought of everything, replacing harsh standard electronic alerts with six unique symphonic chimes recorded by the Detroit Symphony Orchestra.

Not only is wireless charging available for compatible devices, but the Corsair also offers tech-savvy passengers multiple power outlets and in-vehicle Wi-Fi to keep them connected. Additionally, the Corsair's SYNC 3 infotainment system allows the driver and passengers to simply plug in their devices to access apps directly from an 8-inch touch screen.

The Lincoln Corsair also provides personal customization to enhance the individual's preferred interior sanctuary experience. Owners can set up to 80 preference features within their designated profile including preferred radio stations, customized seat adjustments and desired cabin climate.

To top it all off, the Corsair offers a Lincoln-first technology called "Phone As A Key." The technology can be accessed through The Lincoln Way app where owners can now open the liftgate, lock and unlock the vehicle, start the vehicle and locate it just by using their compatible smartphone. 

To further provide convenience to its customer base, the brand offers a pickup and delivery service called Lincoln Service Valet. The owner can simply schedule a service via The Lincoln Way app and Lincoln Service Valets will come to pick up the vehicle and bring it a nearby Lincoln dealership, while providing the owner with a loaner vehicle while their vehicle is being serviced. Progress updates are delivered via the app, and the vehicle is delivered back to the owner when the service has been completed.


The brand-new SUV is offered in five drive modes: Normal, Excite, Slippery, Deep Conditions and Conserve.

The 2020 Lincoln Corsair comes in two trims, with the Standard coming in at $36,940 and the Reserve starting at $43,625. All-wheel-drive versions of each are also available for a bump in price: $39,140 and $45,825, respectively. The Corsair is now available at local new-car dealerships. To find a dealership near you, visit 

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