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Refreshing or Revolting: 2020 Lincoln Corsair

Moderate changes on the outside, huge changes on the inside

Moderate changes on the outside, huge changes on the inside

Just like it did with the Navigator, Aviator, and Nautilus, Lincoln has gone in a new direction with its small crossover to match the new nomenclature. Replacing the MKC, the Corsair is Lincoln’s smallest sport ute, but the automaker didn’t skimp on style for its entry-level SUV. Read on to learn how the design has changed.

Up front, the Corsair features a bolder version of the grille on the MKC. Meanwhile, the new headlights curve upward, complemented by additional light strips just below. The lower vent area has been streamlined.

From the side profile, the hood appears long and low, and in many ways resembles a mini Aviator. A redesigned character line that runs across the doors above the door handles provides the appearance of a windswept roof, as does the wrap-around window design. The new model also features a Corsair badge just underneath the outside mirror. In terms of exterior dimensions, the 2020 Lincoln Corsair is 1.4 inches longer and 1.1 inches lower than its predecessor. With the mirrors folded, width has increased by 2.8 inches.

In the rear, the Corsair still has a light bar connecting the two taillights. But the lights are thinner now and create a straight line on top of which the Lincoln badge sits. Enhancing the cleaner look is a more refined bumper design and revised lower light elements. The stretched-out taillamps and wrap-around window design help the Corsair look wider and more planted from this angle.

The biggest changes happen inside the cabin. An infotainment screen is now perched on top of the dash, and a floating center console houses climate and other controls. The button shifter design remains, but it’s now more compact than before. It has moved from the left of the dash to just underneath the air vents and screen. Three new design themes are available: Beyond Blue (blue and white), Cashew (tan and black), and Medium Slate (gray and Ebony). Optional seats offer 24-way adjustability as well as massage.

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