Lincoln Corsair gains a new face and more tech

The 2023 Lincoln Corsair heads into its next model year with a notable refresh inside and out.

Lincoln’s best-selling vehicle gains a number of items, but it also loses a big one: the previously optional 2.3-liter turbocharged four-cylinder. Due to low take rate, Lincoln is dropping its most powerful engine from the lineup, making the 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder with 250 horsepower the only pure-gasoline version of the 2023 Corsair. Lincoln says the 2.0-liter is updated and changed for emissions reasons, but it returns the same output and fuel economy as before. The Grand Touring PHEV carries over unchanged, so it’s still rocking the 2.5-liter naturally aspirated four-cylinder and single electric motor for a combined 266 horsepower.

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Video Transcript

JEREMY KORZENIEWSKI: This is the 2023 Lincoln Corsair. It is refreshed for 2023. It's not an all-new model. Let's take a look at some of the things that are changed.

First and foremost, you'll notice a much larger and new grille. This one is the Grand Touring hybrid. So new for 2023, not only is the grille larger, reshaped, but it also has a little bit of a wavy pattern to it.

The color that you'll notice, if you can take a closer look at it, is new for 2023. One of Lincoln's signature colors. And it is known as whisper blue. I don't know what makes it whisper blue, but I do think it's a pretty nice shade.

Now if we take a look around to the side, you'll see for sure that this one is the plug-in hybrid. That means it comes with a 2.5-liter naturally aspirated inline four engine hooked to a plug-in electric drive train. Inside you'll see some of the other new changes.

The infotainment system is new. A 12.3-inch screen is standard. The center console has been changed. There's a lot fewer buttons. Things like temperature controls, climate, that kind of thing has been removed, and it's now all accessed via the touchscreen. Fortunately, there is still a volume knob.

So as you can see, this Corsair has a plug. That means it is the Grand Touring model. It's powered by a 2.5-liter naturally aspirated four cylinder and an electric motor and battery pack that equals 266 horsepower. That makes it the most powerful Corsair you can get for 2023 because the old powerhouse 2.3-liter turbocharged ecoboost is gone. That means if it's not a plug-in, every Corsair is powered by a 2-liter turbocharged four cylinder with 250 horsepower.