Lincoln is reportedly working on an all-electric version of the Corsair, currently called Corsair-e, which should arrive in 2026. The automaker is currently pondering whether to completely replace the gas-burning Corsair with the Corsair-e, but if it doesn’t, that means they will have to be built on different platforms and essentially be different vehicles.
Gallery: Lincoln Corsair Grand Touring
The name isn’t necessarily final, and just like Ford designed what became the Mustang Mach-E without the pony car’s cues, which it later integrated into the design, this Lincoln model is also subject to change. Automotive News quotes Sam Fiorani, vice-president of AutoForecast Solutions as saying
‘ At this point, we’re not sure if it will completely replace the Corsair or if there will be an equivalent gas-powered Corsair. But they would be on two different platforms. ‘
Basically, while the current Corsair (now available as a PHEV) shares its basic platform with the Ford Escape, the Corsair-e will most likely be more closely related to the Mustang Mach-E. The last bit of information provided by the source on this matter is the location where the Corsair-e will be built, namely at Ford’s Oakville, Ontario assembly plant.