As we bid farewell to the MKC; The Corsair makes its way with the new naming philosophy.
The premium version of the Ford Escape has arrived. The new 2.0l turbocharged Lincoln aims to stand out in the premium small SUV segment. And it tries to do that by focusing in a quiet ride, and a plethora of interior amenities normally found in bigger cars.
An automatic 8-speed transmission and with 245 Bhp – 373 Nm of torque, this mildly lightweight promises a, again quiet, and a sprightly ride. The new Corsair also offers 4WD disconnection, upon which it becomes a front-wheel drive car, and thus reducing fuel consumption.
This, at catalogue level, stands at 8.1l/100Km. I know what you are thinking, that’s not really low, but if you consider the mass it transfers, which is 1,700kg it is, well, still a bit on the high side.
Lincoln has gone to great lengths to manage the sound in the cabin. To that effect, the Corsair incorporates a double sound dampening wall between the cabin and the engine. Additionally, the sound system also features Active Noise Control.
What to you need with that? A good sound system. And Lincoln has paired the Corsair with a 14-speaker Revel audio system. And that is, on paper, quite high up in the totem pole of audio systems for cars…
Ford’s SYNC3 makes its way into the infotainment system, which is presided by a 8″ touchscreen. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are also available, although it has not been specified whether they can also be wireless.
Safety and driver assistance featured are: Pre Collision Assist with Automatic Emergency Braking, Blind Spot Detection with Cross-Traffic Alert, a Lane-Keeping System, Rear View Camera and Auto High Beam Headlamps.
We do hope to have a test of this new arrival soon. Until then, we leave you with the estimated price, which stands at 36,000 USD. Ta.