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