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Not sure how I feel about the name, Lincoln Corsair.
In the past, the Corsair name was also used by Ford of Britain in the 1960s. The Corsair sat just above the Cortina but when the larger Cortina Mk3 was introduced, the Corsair was discontinued.


The Corsair name was revived in the late 80s by Ford Australia for the Ford-badged version of the Nissan Pintara aka Bluebird aka Stanza.




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In the spy photos, the next MKC/Corsair looks kinda low slung compared to the current MKC.

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It's odd that Ford will soon kill its car models in the US and some other markets but it's slowly making its crossovers/SUVs more car-like.

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At the same meeting....(from AutoBlog)

"At the same meeting, Ford reportedly showed the next-generation Escape, the Explorer, a battery electric crossover dubbed the Mach 1, a yet-unnamed small SUV (which might be the Bronco), and a new Lincoln Continental complete with suicide doors"

Looks like the Continental will LIVE!

As I have stated elsewhere and to repeat myself. If Ford is smart they will make the next Continental have an electric or plugin hybrid powertrains available much like how MB, BMW, and Audi are doing with their flagships. They are not cancelling theirs.
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As I have stated elsewhere and to repeat myself. If Ford is smart they will make the next Continental have an electric or plugin hybrid powertrains available much like how MB, BMW, and Audi are doing with their flagships. They are not cancelling theirs.
The other reason European luxury brands continue to invest in cars (both hybrid & non-hybrid), they are sold globally. Lincoln on the other hand is relying on China and not much else.
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The other reason European luxury brands continue to invest in cars (both hybrid & non-hybrid), they are sold globally. Lincoln on the other hand is relying on China and not much else.
Which makes it even more of a requirement for the Lincoln models to offer PHEV and EV, since China has the most strict EV standards of any country, and the fastest adoption rate of EVs overall.
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Lincoln's next-gen MKC to be called Corsair
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Ford Motor Co. has told U.S. dealers that the next-generation Lincoln MKC will be renamed the Corsair when the compact luxury crossover is redesigned in 2020, Automotive News has learned.

Dealers were shown the Corsair, along with the next-generation Ford Escape, Explorer, Mach 1 battery-electric crossover, a small off-road SUV and a Lincoln Continental sedan with suicide doors late last month at a meeting in Orlando, according to those in the room. But the sources cautioned that Ford could change the Corsair's name before the vehicle goes into production.

Enthusiast website Ford Authority and others last year reported that Ford had patented the Corsair name, which it last used on a sedan sold in Australia, but the dealer gathering marks the first confirmation that it will replace the MKC.

Corsair, the name of a pirate ship as well as a World War II fighter plane, fits with Lincoln's embrace of travel-themed nameplates such as the Navigator, Aviator and Nautilus. The brand said late last year that it would ditch the confusing MK nomenclature it has used for 11 years.

Lincoln in the coming months will introduce a freshened MKC for 2019 that comes with a host of new technology features and the brand's new mesh grille design.

U.S. sales of the MKC are down 15 percent to 9,432 through May this year.

The crossover is Lincoln's best-seller in China. In the United States, the MKC attracts more buyers from rival brands than any other Lincoln. Robert Parker, the brand's director of marketing, sales and service, said last year that half of sales are conquests from Cadillac, Lexus and other competitors.

The redesigned Corsair is expected to go on sale in 2020 as a 2021 model.
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In the past, the Corsair name was also used by Ford of Britain in the 1960s. The Corsair sat just above the Cortina but when the larger Cortina Mk3 was introduced, the Corsair was discontinued.

The Corsair name was revived in the late 80s by Ford Australia for the Ford-badged version of the Nissan Pintara aka Bluebird aka Stanza.

In the spy photos, the next MKC/Corsair looks kinda low slung compared to the current MKC.

Don't forget the Edsel model it was hung on in the US market.
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Plug in hybrid version of Corsair spotted!

https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/20...rs-in-arizona/

https://www.autoguide.com/auto-news/...rid-guise.html

In the last photo looks like a new Escape is parked next to it, you can see the difference in stance and overall shape of the two.

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Plug in hybrid version of Corsair spotted!

https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/20...rs-in-arizona/

https://www.autoguide.com/auto-news/...rid-guise.html

In the last photo looks like a new Escape is parked next to it, you can see the difference in stance and overall shape of the two.

Is it just me or does the tail lights look like they could be Aviator inspired

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The upcoming MKC/Corsair looks quite low, like something that's just a bit taller than a crossover version of a car (XV/Crosstrek, Outback etc).


Looks like they're going the same direction as Mercedes and Infiniti... CUVs that are low slung and more car-like.

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The design of the Corsair is related with the bigger Aviator: long nose and lines that run from the front to the rear and down. The roof has a downward line that give it an elegant look.



It will be a proper Lincoln....
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