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The 2023 Lincoln Corsair: Elevating Luxury

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2023 Lincoln Corsair

The 2023 Lincoln Corsair: Elevating Luxury and Advanced Technology for the Ultimate Driving Experience

The 2023 Lincoln Corsair is set to elevate luxury and technology for the ultimate driving experience. Lincoln, a leading luxury automotive brand, has revamped its best-selling vehicle – the Corsair – for the 2023 model year. The new Corsair comes with next-gen ActiveGlide 1.2 hands-free advanced driver assistance system for highway driving, including lane-changing, in-lane positioning, and predictive speed assist. The 2022 Lincoln Corsair saw a sales increase of 21.1 percent through August, and with the exciting new features in the 2023 model, the Corsair is poised to continue its impressive growth. Orders for the 2023 Lincoln Corsair are now open, with delivery expected in early 2023.

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Lincoln ActiveGlide 1.2 – Advanced Hands-Free Driving Technology

The 2023 Lincoln Corsair takes advanced driving technology to a new level with the Lincoln ActiveGlide 1.2 hands-free feature. This innovative system allows for hands-free driving at speeds up to 80 mph, delivering an even more intuitive and effortless experience for drivers. With the addition of Lincoln ActiveGlide, the 2023 Corsair offers even more capability and functionality.

The Lincoln ActiveGlide 1.2 introduces new available features for the 2023 Lincoln Corsair, enhancing the driving experience in multiple ways:

1. Lane Change Assist: This feature enables drivers to move through traffic on the freeway with more confidence while using ActiveGlide. By simply tapping the turn signal, the system performs a hands-free lane change. It can even suggest a lane change in slow-moving traffic, making highway driving more efficient and stress-free.

2. Predictive Speed Assist: This innovative feature automatically and smoothly adjusts the vehicle’s speed as it approaches a sharp curve. It also alerts the driver ahead of time when a speed change is about to occur, allowing for a safer and more comfortable driving experience.

3. In-Lane Repositioning: With In-Lane Repositioning, the hands-free highway driving experience feels more natural. The system keeps the vehicle in its lane while subtly shifting it away from vehicles in adjacent lanes, especially helpful when driving next to larger vehicles.

4. Intersection Assist 2.0: This feature helps clients avoid potential collisions with pedestrians while turning. In addition, the 2023 Corsair will debut Blind Spot Assist, which alerts the driver with a light on the sideview mirror and applies a nudge in the steering system to caution against an unsafe action if the driver has missed warnings from the Blind Spot Information System. This feature detects other vehicles and motorcyclists in Corsair’s blind spots, enhancing overall safety.

Connected Technology and Refined Interior

The 2023 Lincoln Corsair is not only equipped with advanced hands-free driving technology but also boasts a connected and refined interior. The available Auto Air Refresh system provides a holistic air filtration and active air monitoring solution. Using Corsair’s standard cabin particulate and odor filter, Auto Air Refresh helps clean the cabin air by filtering out particles caused by atmospheric dust, tobacco smoke, smog, and some allergens, including pollen. This feature ensures a healthier and more comfortable cabin environment for drivers and passengers alike.

The new Corsair also features a larger 13.2-inch center stack screen, equipped with SYNC®4 technology and Lincoln Enhance software updates. These advanced technologies allow for seamless connectivity and a user-friendly interface. The driver’s 12.3-inch LCD cluster comes standard, with the Lincoln-unique Constellation digital interface, providing a visually appealing and easy-to-navigate display.

Furthermore, the 2023 Corsair offers the Alexa Built-in hands-free experience, with complimentary connectivity to Alexa for three years. This feature allows clients to use Alexa for various tasks, such as listening to music, navigating, controlling smart home devices, and adding items to a shopping list, all through voice commands. For example, users can say, “Alexa, find the closest gas station,” or “Alexa, play my road trip playlist,” for a seamless and enjoyable driving experience.

New Design Elements for the 2023 Lincoln Corsair – Inside and Out

The 2023 Lincoln Corsair boasts a fresh and dynamic design, both inside and out. The exterior of the new Corsair features a larger grille and wing-shaped daytime running lamps, giving it a more youthful and energetic presence. The Corsair Grand Touring grille showcases a sundown satin metallic foil with blue accents, adding a warmer tone to the vehicle’s appearance. Coupled with new, available wheel options that enhance personalization, the 2023 Corsair presents a sleek and modern exterior look.

Kemal Curic, global design director at Lincoln, said, “Evolving the design of the popular Corsair was an exciting challenge, and our team accomplished this in a dynamic way. With the new Corsair, we are offering a glimpse into Lincoln’s new exterior design language and introducing new and more youthful colors and materials that allow our clients to make their vehicle their own.”

The interior of the 2023 Lincoln Corsair also comes with two new themes: Smoked Truffle and Eternal Red. Smoked Truffle is a mid-tone, neutral space with medium-dark soft trim accents that create a warm and rich environment. This theme offers a contemporary and familiar ambiance, perfect for clients seeking a restorative color space.

On the other hand, Eternal Red is a tasteful new color that creates a youthful and fresh look. Pista aluminum accents, exclusive to the Eternal Red theme, are also introduced on the 2023 Corsair. Lincoln’s take on this red space is deeper and richer, providing a sense of warmth and calm while still infusing energy into the interior.

The 2023 Corsair is also available in two new exterior colors – Crystal Red and, new to Lincoln, Whisper Blue. The Jet Appearance Package is another available option for the Corsair, adding to its customizable and striking design.

The interior of the new Corsair also features a streamlined lower instrument cluster below the center stack screen. This design element creates a spacious front row, making it easy to place and access items in the media bin. A new available backlit applique shines light through a perforated starlight pattern, providing Lincoln’s signature constellation effect.

Liam Butler, color and materials designer at Lincoln, said, “Color plays a major role in complementing Corsair’s beautiful design. Refreshing colors and themes create an ambiance that shifts the mood of the interior, creating a warm environment and a luxurious experience that is uniquely Lincoln.”

Performance and Drive Modes

The 2023 Lincoln Corsair is available with two engine options: a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder gas engine with a 250-horsepower rating, and a 2.5-liter plug-in hybrid Corsair Grand Touring with a combined 266 horsepower rating. The intelligent all-wheel drive system allows for enhanced all-weather capabilities and bold performance, optimizing efficiency by seamlessly switching between front- and all-wheel drive, depending on road conditions.

Drivers can further customize their Corsair experience with Lincoln’s signature drive modes: Normal, Excite, Slippery, and Conserve. The plug-in hybrid electric driving experience is also enhanced with two additional modes:

1. Preserve EV: This mode saves battery power while continuing to use both the engine and motor, allowing drivers to optimize their electric driving experience.

2. Pure EV: Designed to keep the driver in all-electric mode in many conditions, the hybrid engine seamlessly engages to provide additional power when needed.

These drive modes ensure that drivers can tailor their driving experience to their preferences and current road conditions, maximizing both efficiency and enjoyment.

Ordering and Availability

The 2023 Lincoln Corsair is built at the Louisville Assembly Plant in Louisville, Kentucky. Ordering for the new Corsair is now open at www.lincoln.com, and the vehicle is expected to arrive in showrooms in early 2023. With its impressive array of advanced technology, luxurious design, and customizable features, the 2023 Corsair is set to be a top choice for luxury vehicle enthusiasts.


The 2023 Lincoln Corsair elevates the luxury vehicle market with its advanced technology, refined design, and versatile performance options. With innovative features like the Lincoln ActiveGlide 1.2 hands-free advanced driver assistance system, Alexa Built-in, and Auto Air Refresh, the Corsair provides an unparalleled driving experience. The new interior and exterior design elements, coupled with customizable drive modes and engine options, make the 2023 Corsair an exceptional choice for those seeking the perfect blend of luxury, comfort, and advanced technology.

Don’t miss out on the opportunity to experience the ultimate driving experience in the 2023 Lincoln Corsair. Visit the Lincoln website to place your order and be among the first to enjoy this next-generation luxury vehicle when it arrives in early 2023.

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