Corsair: Despite strong customer reception to the larger Aviator, Lincoln's littlest crossover remains its bestseller. U.S. sales this year are up 8.1 per cent through July, to 14,106, despite the ongoing chip shortage. Sales in Canada up 28 per cent to 1,163 through two quarters. Ford only reports sales on a quarterly basis in Canada. A Lincoln spokeswoman said a plug-in hybrid model called the Corsair GT should be on sale by the end of the month. Expect a freshen late next year and a redesign in 2024.
Brand executives plan to add a battery- electric variant, which forecasting firm AutoForecast Solutions has said will be called the Corsair-E, in 2025. It's scheduled to be built at Ford's Oakville Assembly Plant in Canada, which will switch over to EV production after 2023.
Electric small crossover: Lincoln will launch another C-segment EV, currently known by the program code CX802, in 2025 from Oakville Assembly in Ontario. It's unclear whether the vehicle, expected to be sold in multiple global markets, will be a new nameplate or a variation of the Corsair EV. It will be built on the same GE2 platform as the Corsair EV and the next-generation Ford Mustang Mach-E.
Nautilus/electric midsize crossover: Like the Ford Edge, the Nautilus remains bound for the scrap heap. The brand plans to discontinue the Nautilus in the U.S. — and likely Canada — once its life cycle ends in 2023. The vehicle will be replaced in the lineup by a midsize crossover EV, currently referred to as CDX818, but it's unclear if it will carry the same name. The Nautilus moniker is relatively new, and a source said it wasn't the brand's first choice when it sought to rename the MKX. The EV is scheduled to debut in 2025 and come from Oakville Assembly.