The name has also been used on several aircraft, which makes it a good fit for Lincoln's lineup, which will soon include the Aviator and Navigator.
The compact SUV is set to be unveiled at the New York International Auto Show in April, but Lincoln has only released a shadowy profile image of it so far.
Lincoln to introduce Corsair luxury SUV at New York Auto Show
The Corsair will share a platform with an upcoming redesigned Ford Escape, and unearthed government documents suggest that it will be available with a choice of two gasoline engines and a plug-in hybrid powertrain.
With the addition of the Corsair, Lincoln will have purged its lineup of all models featuring MK-based names, save for the MKZ sedan which is likely, though not yet confirmed to be replaced or discontinued along with the Ford Fusion it is based on in the coming years.
All Lincoln offered today, ahead of the 2020 Corsairs official debut at the New York International Auto Show next month, is a shadowy teaser of its new crossover, on which I have taken the liberty to brighten up as much as possible so you can see it. Lincoln notes that the pre-production model is pictured here.
Official details havent yet surfaced, but Im glad that the old MKC name is being put to rest. The Corsair will join the new range of Lincolns with the good and memorable names like Aviator and Nautilus.
The new Corsair, Car and Driver believes, will also apparently will have the same underpinnings as the Ford Escape and probably offer a hybrid version.
The debut of another crossover isnt enough to give me pause, but I do very much like Lincolns current design language. Its done away with the horrible waterfall grille and instead replaced everything with smooth and sleek lines that definitely look like they will age better than the previous batch.
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