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New 2023 Lincoln Corsair Grand Touring is an Exciting American PHEV

2023 Lincoln Corsair (1)

The 2023 Lincoln Corsair provides the company’s top-selling item with a new look and a ton more technology. Early in 2023, the upgraded crossover goes on the market. The most popular car from Lincoln receives certain features, but it also loses a significant one: the 2.3-liter turbocharged four-cylinder that was previously an option. The 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder with 250 horsepower will be the sole pure-gasoline variant of the 2023 Corsair as Lincoln discontinues its most potent engine because of poor take rates.

Lincoln claims that although the 2.0-liter has been upgraded and modified for emissions purposes, its output and fuel efficiency remain the same. The 2.5-liter customarily aspirated four-cylinder and the single electric motor in the Grand Touring PHEV remain unaltered, producing a combined 266 horsepower.

2023 Lincoln Corsair Review

Corsair’s new visage is where most of the outward improvements are concentrated. It receives a completely new, considerably bigger grille than the previous one. It has a wavy surface and, to indicate the PHEV’s hybrid status, a metallic foil surface with blue highlights. The new grille design requires a change to the lower front bumper, and all wheels now come in new designs. Nothing is altered in the back. The final two color choices are Crystal Red and Whisper Blue. The color is brand-new to Lincoln and seems more periwinkle than blue in person; we really enjoy it.

Regarding the inside, Lincoln has changed the center stack to make room for a new 13.2-inch infotainment touchscreen. It integrates Amazon Alexa, uses Sync 4 technology, and supports over-the-air upgrades. Corsair’s new Auto Air Refresh system, which is an optional feature, can also be monitored through the infotainment system.

It has a special cabin air filter and laser sensor that continuously check the quality of the air inside the cabin and can refresh the air 1.5 times per minute. Additionally, the Corsair now comes equipped with a 12.3-inch instrument cluster that runs updated software until 2023.

2023 Lincoln Corsair (2)

Lincoln claims that the intention of removing the extensive variety of temperature and media controls from the center stack was to encourage a more airy interior and a sense of spaciousness. There is still a volume knob, but the bulk of the operations formerly managed by buttons and knobs are now operated by the large, modern touchscreen. Yes, that indicates that the touchscreen now has a temperature control system.

Additionally, Lincoln claims that customers desire more technology, which was reportedly taken to mean that they wanted a touchscreen to control the cabin’s temperature. With this extra room, Lincoln extended the bottom media bin in a less contentious move to increase storage capacity, but the end consequence is essentially just an airier interior.

The dash trim may now be ordered with a backlit appliqué that incorporates a perforated star pattern; it’s designed to look like a constellation on your dash. This raises the bar for trim and colors for 2023. New color “themes,” as Lincoln refers to them, include Smoked Truffle and Eternal Red. The red is a deep, rich hue of crimson with metal highlights. The “Truffle” contrasts this with its neutral color scheme of light brown and gray.

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