The Corsair will become the Corsair-E in 2026.
Ford's pursuit of electrified vehicles shows no signs of waning. The Dearborn-based automaker, like its GM and Stellantis crosstown rivals, is investing billions of dollars in everything from battery technologies to mobility solutions. The first of these efforts has already arrived, the 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E. Next year, the all-electric F-150 will debut. Looking even further ahead, a Mustang EV could arrive in 2028. But what about Ford's luxury brand, Lincoln?
Due to unfortunate circumstances, the previously planned Rivian-based luxury crossover has been canceled, but this doesn't mean Lincoln is giving up that easily.
According to Automotive News, an all-electric Lincoln Corsair, called the Corsair-E, will commence production in September 2026 at Ford's Oakville, Ontario, Canada facility.
The Corsair-E will supposedly ride on a dedicated electric vehicle platform that'll be shared with a total of five other models from both brands, the first of which will go on sale in 2025. However, the report didn't specify whether this will be the same platform underpinning the Mach-E. But what it did indicate is that Lincoln could possibly build and sell both the Corsair-E and combustion-engined version alongside each other.
If so, this would likely mean the current Corsair and Corsair PHEV will remain on sale for the foreseeable future. The Corsair currently shares its platform with the Ford Escape and Bronco Sport. Both the Corsair and Escape are built in Louisville, Kentucky.
This report could also be the first indicator of the Escape's successor as well. The Escape and Corsair were all-new for the 2020 model year and it would make sense for successors to arrive by around 2025-26. In other words, the next-generation Escape may also go all-electric, though it's too soon to know whether a combustion version or at least the PHEV, will be offered.
Selling both the Corsair and Corsair-E, the latter being a direct rival to the Tesla Model Y and Audi Q4 e-tron, will give Lincoln the benefit of greater customer appeal. Will Ford do the same if that new 2025 EV is indeed the next Escape? Time will tell.