2020 Lincoln Corsair Makes NY Debut As Brand’s Smallest Crossover. 2019 New York Auto Show

Technology in the 2020 Lincoln Corsair includes Phone As a Key, which does just what its name implies, a head-up display, and Lincoln Co-Pilot360(Credit: Lincoln)

Ford has unveiled the all-new 2020 Lincoln Corsair at the New York Auto Show.

SUVs are a hot commodity right now, and small SUVs are just as popular. We’re not sure what differentiates a crossover between a small SUV, but Lincoln is preferring to call the new 2020 Corsair a small SUV, so we’ll stick with that terminology.

Physically, the 2020 Corsair looks very similar to its larger siblings, the Navigator and Aviator(Credit: Lincoln)

At the New York Auto Show, Lincoln unveiled their most luxury small SUV yet. The Corsair comes loaded with standard features and unique elements that will set it apart from a crowded luxury market.

To start, the Corsair is quiet. It features a dual-wall dashboard between the engine and the cabin that contains a pocket of air in between. This provides an added layer of sound deadening usually reserved for larger sedans. The Corsair also has active noise cancellation to keep whatever unwanted noise that does enter the cabin in check.

The all-new 2020 Lincoln Corsair will be built at Ford’s Louisville Assembly Plant in Kentucky and will enter dealerships in the U.S. in the third quarter(Credit: Lincoln)

The Corsair is also the first Lincoln to feature six symphonic chimes instead of the usual beeps and bongs to tell the driver the door is ajar or their seatbelt isn’t done up. Each chime was recorded with the help of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra and will play through the Corsair’s available 14-speaker Revel premium audio system.

Other available features include wireless charging, Sync3 and Applink with an 8-inch infotainment screen, heads-up display, and a 24-way adjustable power driver and passenger seat with massage.

Sleek body styling and a raked windscreen give the Corsair some panache while helping to hide the flat roofline(Credit: Lincoln)

Under the hood is a standard 2.0-L four-cylinder turbo with 250 hp and 275 lb-ft of torque. An available 2.3-L four-cylinder turbo provides 280 hp and 310 lb-ft of torque to the Corsair’s 8-speed automatic transmission.

Interestingly, there is no shifter beside the driver’s right elbow. To park, reverse, or put the car into drive, the user must press one of four buttons right above the climate control system.

Users of the Lincoln Way app can use it in conjunction with the Corsair’s new Phone As a Key technology(Credit: Lincoln)

Lincoln Co-Pilot360 comes standard with automatic emergency braking, blind spot monitoring, lane-keeping, and automatic high-beams. Adaptive cruise control, evasive steering, and automatic parking are available extras.

The Lincoln Corsair arrives this fall with pricing to be announced at a later date.

Under the hood of the 2020 Lincoln Corsair can be either of two turbocharged four-cylinder engines(Credit: Lincoln)
Inside the Corsair, Lincoln strove to make a “sanctuary for the senses.”(Credit: Lincoln)
Seating is arranged in the 2020 Lincoln Corsair to offer more passenger legroom in the second row than most major competitors(Credit: Lincoln)
The infotainment interface is designed to simplify phone and app connections by integrating Lincoln’s AppLink interface when a compatible phone is plugged into the Sync 3 infotainment system(Credit: Lincoln)