News Lincoln Corsair reportedly on track for 2020 as replacement for MKC

17:27  13 july  2018
17:27  13 july  2018 Source:   autoblog.com

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It was reported that the Lincoln Corsair would arrive in 2021, but now a new report claims that it will Last month a report surfaced that revealed that Lincoln is working on a replacement for the compact MKC crossover, which will be The Lincoln Aviator will also reportedly look very close to the concept.

We were anxious to see the 2020 Lincoln Corsair compact crossover for a couple reasons. The good news: No one will mistake the Corsair for an Escape or even for the MKC it replaces . Based on our first look ahead of the 2019 New York International Auto Show, designers have arguably made

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Last month we told you how Lincoln was considering renaming the MKC crossover as the Corsair. Now, a report suggests that the MKC replacement is on track for 2020, a year ahead of schedule. Ford Authorityreports the accelerated timeline, citing unnamed sources.

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Ford reportedly told dealers at a meeting this spring in Orlando it was considering Lincoln Corsair as the crossover's new name, but that it could change its mind before it went into production as a 2021 model. The accelerated development of the Corsair — or whatever its final name may be — might be a result of Ford's recent decision to do away with sedans and double down on hot-selling crossovers, SUVs and pickups.

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2020 Lincoln Corsair rendering by Josh Byrnes for Carscoops. The cabin design is expected to be more luxurious than the one of the MKC , with chrome and wood trimmings, as well as high-quality leather. Those willing to spend more on the upcoming Corsair will be able to specify the Black Label

Lincoln has replaced the MKC with a much-improved model for 2020 dubbed the Corsair . It will go on sale later this year priced from ,940, including destination, and prices can quickly inflate from here. For example, add all-wheel drive, a ,600 option, and suddenly the Corsair 's pricing is in line with

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Ford Authority's sources tell it that Lincoln is borrowing elements including the mirrors, front fenders, tail lights and wide stance from the Aviator Concept that it unveiled in March in New York City. The Aviator was teased with a plug-in hybrid powertrain option, and given Ford's plans to electrify its lineup, it's entirely possible the Corsair will follow that path as well.

Lincoln is slowly moving away from its MK alphanumeric naming system, adopting instead exotic travel-themed nomenclature (think Continental, Nautilus and Navigator). In this case, an actual "corsair" was a pirate ship popular along the southern Mediterranean from the 16th through the 18th centuries. Ford also already owns the name Corsair, so that helps.

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The next-generation Lincoln MKC is expected to arrive in 2020 , and when it does, it might have a new name. At a meeting in Orlando recently, Ford and Lincoln In addition to the Corsair , dealers were reportedly shown a number of other upcoming Ford and Lincoln models during the Orlando meetings.

Goodbye MKC , hello Corsair ! Lincoln ’s compact crossover is ( reportedly ) ditching the confusing three-letter, naming nomenclature in favor of something much more memorable. And following in the aviation-inspired footsteps of its larger Aviator sibling, it has a sleek all-new look. However, will it help

The MKC is Lincoln's strongest-selling vehicle in China, where the brand has seen explosive growth tapping into the droves of newly created wealthy carbuyers. In the United States, Lincoln sold 27,048 MKCs in 2017, making it the brand's third-best selling model behind the MKZ sedan and MKX crossover (soon to be renamed the Nautilus). For the first half of 2018, it had sold 12,289 units, which was down 8.7 percent from the prior-year period.

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