2023 Lincoln Corsair improves hands-free driving, new colors

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Lincoln wants to become even more luxuriousand the updates of 2023 a the Corsair crossover show it. The model is a big deal for the company, since it is Lincoln’s best-selling vehicle.

Some of the Corsair 2023 highlights include the debut of ActiveGlide 1.2 (the latest version of Ford’s hands-free driving assistance packagealso known as BlueCruise) and a larger 13.2-central inch screen with SINC4 and beyond-the-air updates. There are also some new internal “themes” for customers to choose from.

The coolest changes happen inside the ’23 Corsair. Llet’s begin with the technician. Coming for 2023 is optional Automatic air update systemthat sounds quite by itselfexplanatory: It is a system designed to constantly supply fresh air to the Corsair’s cabin. Lincoln says it pairs a laser sensor with a cabin air filter to get the job done. It activates as soon as the car starts and freshens the air up to 1.5 times per minute. Great news for cigar aficionados!

The 2023 Lincoln Corsair with interior package

The 2023 Lincoln Corsair with “Eternal Red” interior package.
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In addition to the new landscape-oriented 13.2-inch center screen, the Corsair now uses a 12.3-inch LCD instrument cluster with what the automaker describes as a “Lincoln’s exclusive Constellation digital interface.”

As is the trend nowadays, Corsair will come with Amazon Alexa features integrated with a three-year subscription to the service.

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The new version of ActiveGlide – which you can think of as Ford BlueCruise with an elegant suit – works like most other ADAS systems. It’s probably the big highlight of the Corsair 2023. It can be activated at speeds up to 80 mph and can even change lanes for you, just like the BMW and Cadillac systems. The system will also slow down slightly during sharp corners to maintain a smoother and more comfortable ride.

Even the new system has “advanced” blind –on-site assistance. Along with the small warning light in the rear-view mirror that comes on when there is a vehicle or object in the car’s blind spot, the new system will also apply a slight push to the steering wheel if the driver attempts to change lanes which would lead is too close to a nearby vehicle that they cannot see, such as a motorcycle or a child driving a dune buggy.

The Lincoln Corsair 2023 with the “Smoked Truffle” interior package.

The Lincoln Corsair 2023 with the “Smoked Truffle” interior package.
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Lincoln packs its interior trim and finish options into themes, and for 2023, the Corsair gets two new ones: Smoked and Eternal Red Truffle. Let Lincoln’s glorious press release language speak for itself:

Smoked Truffle – Corsair will be the first Lincoln vehicle in the range to introduce the truffle color family: a neutral, mid-toned space with soft mid-dark trim accents to create a warmer, more luxurious ambiance. This color family represents the need for safety and familiarity, allowing for a truly neutral interior that still provides a warm and enveloping feeling. The smoked truffle creates a rejuvenating color space for customers, intended to be both contemporary and familiar.

Eternal Red: The tasteful new color creates a younger, fresher look and gives customers even more choices to customize their Corsair. Pista aluminum accents, exclusive to the Eternal Red theme, will also be introduced on the Corsair 2023. Lincoln’s interpretation of this red space is deeper and richer, providing a sense of warmth and calm, while still providing energy within.

Damn Lincoln, he looks adorable. I feel comfortable just reading it.

The 2023 Lincoln Corsair in Whisper Blue.

The Lincoln Corsair of 2023 in Whisper B.lu.
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2023 The corsair receives some external cosmetic changes also. The grill is a little bigger in front. The Grand Touring model gets satin metallic badge with blue accents. There are also a couple of new paints available colors: Crystal Red and Whisper Blue. All in all, it looks like Lincoln has taken some steps to give the Corsair 2023 a more minimalist aesthetic compared to its predecessor. It works pretty good, in my humble opinion.

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Under the hood, buyers can choose from one of two engine options: a 2.0-liter four turbo 250 hp, or a 266-hp plug-in hybrid system with a 2.5 liter engine, standard Gran Turismo outfitting. The plug-in can run on all electric if the driver so desires, but Lincoln hasn’t said what range will be. The Corsair 2023 is also equipped with an all-wheel drive system with four separate driving modes.

All 2023 Corsair cars will be built at Ford’s Louisville, Kentucky plant. The order books are now open and the cars are expected to reach showrooms in early 2023. The price has not yet been announced.

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