LOS ANGELES — Lincoln Motor Co. is trying to jolt sales with the addition of the Corsair Grand Touring, which it says is the first plug-in hybrid in the luxury compact crossover segment.
The Corsair GT, on sale next summer as a 2021 model, will feature a 2.5-liter four-cylinder gasoline engine paired with two electric motors. It's expected to get 266 hp and have an all-electric range of more than 40 kilometes — or 25 miles — and a Lincoln-first electric all-wheel-drive system.
Lincoln unveiled the vehicle Wednesday as part of the 2019 Los Angeles Auto Show.
The Grand Touring's power specs beat the estimated 250 hp and 280 pound-feet of torque for the Corsair's standard 2.0-liter engine, but they come in short of the upgraded 2.3-litre engine with a targeted 295 hp and 310 pound-feet of torque.
By positioning the Grand Touring in the middle of its Corsair lineup from a power standpoint, Lincoln is taking a different route from its other plug-in hybrid, the Aviator Grand Touring, which is that nameplate's most powerful variant. Brand officials say they're targeting a different customer with Corsair, one that skews younger and more female.
PHOTO GALLERY: 2021 LINCOLN CORSAIR Corsair GT