The burgeoning compact luxury crossover segment is flush with options. This makes whittling the shopping list down a challenge for prospective customers. With Lincoln, the more than a century old American luxury marque, introducing the all-new Corsair to its ever-growing line-up of premium SUVS, buyers in the segment now have one of the most compelling propositions.
For the Corsair’s striking lines, Lincoln’s designers have drawn inspiration from human beauty and movement, with curves and flowing outlines contributing to a stunning canvas of seductive form. The stylists have incorporated exaggerated lines inspired by natural elements like peaks and valleys to create a continuous play of light that evokes a sense of a moving sculpture.
“Exquisitely contoured lines of the all-new Lincoln Corsair create a virtual moving sculpture, a vehicle crafted in clay,” said Nicolas Lory, managing director, Lincoln Direct Markets. “Actual human hands worked to develop the body of this vehicle, so Corsair’s deep landscapes of curvature and relief play off shifting light and diverse environments to fashion an intricately changing landscape.”
The expressive architecture of the Corsair features S curves along the body side similar to those in its bigger sibling, the Aviator. The signature grille with the Lincoln Star as the focal point crowns the graceful lines of the car’s front fascia adding an attractive accent to the clean chrome. The beautiful curves of the exterior is extended into the wheel designs that feature radial and directional lines. The Lincoln Corsair offers a number of striking wheels to select from, including 18-inch, 19-inch and 20-inch options, giving Corsair customers the flexibility to choose the style they like best.
With the Lincoln signature full-width horizontal taillamps featuring a starburst-pattern, design lines of the Corsair are emphasised to create a striking visual. A delicate arrangement of sunrays radiates out to the edges of the clamshell liftgate to produce a streamlined look, married with a soft curvature to achieve an appearance that feels fresh. These curves are designed to create an interplay of light and shadow that elicits a feeling of youthful motion like a ballerina — even if Corsair is standing still.
Inside Corsair, the emphasis is on horizontal lines, with the design lending visual calmness and airiness to the cabin, which is crafted with supple, hand-selected materials. Breaking up the elements, particularly the cantilevered console, emphasises volume and enhances practicality with additional front-row storage.
Sliding second-row seats offer up to six inches of travel and a 60/40 fold-flat or split-bench option, proving design should also be functional. With the seats in the full forward position and four passengers, Corsair can accommodate four sets of golf clubs; with the second row slid forward, up to four full-size pieces of luggage can fit.
As quietness is paramount in the luxury segment, Lincoln designers and engineers obsessed over every single detail to create a sanctuary for the senses in the all-new Corsair. To help ensure a whisper-quiet ride, a dual-wall dashboard in the engine compartment provides an additional sound-dampening barrier between passengers and the engine.
The new Corsair emerges from its environment with a unique harmony and balance, and an elegant yet confident grace. Bringing signature Lincoln features luxury customers have come to love, delivered in a small SUV package, the stylish Corsair is available in showrooms now.