Arguably making the biggest splash for Detroit automakers in New York was the Lincoln Corsair. Essentially a replacement for the MKC crossover utility, it takes its name from a trim level found on the short-lived 1958-1959 Edsel. Available in Stateside dealerships in autumn 2019 and priced around $35,000, the Corsair is aimed squarely at the likes of Audi’s Q5, the BMW X3 and Mercedes-Benz GLC.
At launch, it will be offered with a 250bhp 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine or a 280bhp 2.3-litre version. All-wheel drive is standard on 2.3-litre equipped models and both engines are teamed exclusively with an eight-speed automatic transaxle (a plug-in hybrid version is slated for release at a later date). Inside, the Corsair comes with a full complement of features, including 24-position power adjustable seats, an app that allows the driver to unlock and start the vehicle among other things, as well as an optional digital instrument cluster. The Corsair is also significant in that it is the first Lincoln to be assembled in China, a strategy designed to improve the brand’s penetration in that market. North American models, however, will be built in Louisville, Kentucky.