The Lincoln Corsair has been on the market for awhile, but its planned plug-in hybrid variant has yet to launch. Known as the Corsair Grand Touring, this will serve as Lincoln’s second plug-in hybrid model and EPA ratings show it is overachieving versus Lincoln’s original estimates.
According to the EPA website the 2021 Corsair Grand Touring will travel 28 miles in EV mode. This is an increase from the 25 miles Lincoln originally promised with the vehicle. In total, the EPA says the Corsair PHEV will offer 430 miles of range. This is also an increase from the larger Aviator Grand Touring, which only offers 21 miles of range in EV mode.
The EPA has also rated the Corsair Grand Touring at 78 MPGe, while in gas-only mode it will return 33 MPG in combined conditions. These figures put the Corsair towards the top of the pile when it comes to similarly sized plug-in SUVs. For example, the Audi Q5 returns 65 MPGe and can travel only 20 miles in EV mode. Meanwhile, the Toyota RAV4 Prime can travel 42 miles in EV mode and is rated at 94 MPGe.
The 2021 Lincoln Corsair Grand Touring is powered by a 2.5-liter Atkinson-cycle four-cylinder. This is the same engine found under the hood of the Ford Escape Hybrid, but Lincoln adding a plug-in to it. Expect standard all-wheel drive and total power output to be in the neighborhood of 266 horsepower. The exact battery capacity has not been disclosed by Ford.
Expect to hear more about the Corsair Grand Touring soon as it is expected to hit the market by the end of the year.