Lincoln Corsair PHEV In The Works: Maybe Ford Escape PHEV Too

FEB 20 2019 BY MARK KANE 6

Lincoln Corsair Energi?

Lincoln is working on a new model, the Lincoln Corsair (seen in camouflage back in mid-2018), which will replace the MKC compact crossover.

According to The Truth About Cars, the VIN decoder document sent from Ford to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reveals three powertrain options, including a plug-in hybrid version:

  • Lincoln Corsair PHEV with 2.5-liter four-cylinder gasoline engine – 2.5L iVCT (175 hp and 175 lb-ft of torque) also used in Ford Fusion S. It’s expected all-wheel drive.
  • 2.0-liter Ecoboost four-cylinder
  • 2.3-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder

Because the Lincoln Corsair is reportedly related to the new Ford Escape, the Escape could be offered in a plug-in hybrid version too. At least that would make sense to us.

Together with the upcoming Lincoln Aviator plug-in hybrid, Ford would reinforce its plug-in offer, which has shrunk to just a single car – Ford Fusion Energi.

In recent years, Ford has been among the weakest plug-in players, but the automaker does promise an electrifying future. Hopefully, that happens sooner rather than later.

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6 Comments on "Lincoln Corsair PHEV In The Works: Maybe Ford Escape PHEV Too"

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I saw on AutoCar that Ford registered VINs for PHEV version of Escape including a 4×4 trim.

Phev sales are decreasing. BeV sales are increasing. Aaaaahhhhhh Ford Ford Ford

Nice.. I hope they put a little bit bigger battery in this time around.

I hope so, but I’m not going to hold my breath. Ford was the one arguing in 2013 that their “20 mile” PHEV was enough because it could suffice for 80% of the commutes out there. But that was assuming 2x charging per day which a lot of people can’t do and also was killing their batteries. The only reason for more miles would be to meet the 31+ miles WLTP required for 2020 and beyond in Europe. I’m not sure Europe is a target market for the Escape.

Is this coming in 2019 as a 2020 model?

The Corsair and Escape are both hatchbacks. I really don’t understand what Ford gained from dropping the C-Max hatchback before the Escape was ready. Maybe because it was assembled in Michigan instead of Mexico like the Fusion.