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    Lincoln Corsair to get Plug-In Option

      Other engines carry over.

    Back in June we reported that the Lincoln MKC would be changing its name to Corsair. While previously used as an Edsel name, Corsair fits in with Lincoln's nautical naming theme for some of their SUVs, Corsair being a small sailing vessel.  Now, this week TTAC has uncovered a NHTSA document showing the engine lineup for the coming small crossover and it includes a plug-in hybrid variant. 

    The plug-in hybrid will be a 2.5 liter 4-cylinder likely borrowed from the Fusion S. In that application it makes 175 hp and 175 lb-ft of torque. There is no word on driving range yet, but one thing that is for sure is that the PHEV version is only available in all-wheel drive. Two other powertrains will be available but they are the 2.0T and 2.3T carried over from the existing car. 

    When will the Corsair arrive? That's anyone's guess, but our guess is that like its bigger brothers the Lincoln Nautilus, and Lincoln Aviator, it will be unveiled at the LA Auto Show this coming November. 

    Edited by Drew Dowdell

    Source: The Truth About Cars

     

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    Very interesting, I am loving the names that are back on Lincoln. 

    I honestly think Cadillac would do well to go back to names on their auto's. Leave the Alphabet soup on the ICE versions, but for the EV versions go back to names.

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    1 hour ago, dfelt said:

    Very interesting, I am loving the names that are back on Lincoln. 

    I honestly think Cadillac would do well to go back to names on their auto's. Leave the Alphabet soup on the ICE versions, but for the EV versions go back to names.

    MAKES NO SENSE

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    59 minutes ago, A Horse With No Name said:

    Excellent news!

    ICE versions available for purchase....

     

    2 hours ago, dfelt said:

    Leave the Alphabet soup on the ICE versions, but for the EV versions go back to names.

    Well of course, if they want sales.  But, this is what I was referring to.  Makes no sense!

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    And thusly the quartet is now complete; all 4 '58 Edsel models name have been reused by other brands. Probably unique in the annals of autodom.
    And I like 'Corsair' (it was first a GM concept) and Lincoln's names. Agreed I can't wait for Cadillac to go back to names.

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    I salute the return of the names, as well.  It has coincided with a continued resurgence of improvement in the vehicles they are producing, which is even more exciting.

    I did not agree with the notion that the alpha-numeric names would somehow dilute the brand name.  Everyone knew that a Town Car/Continental were Lincoln's along with every other model that they produced.   Even the idea of using "MK" was a nod to the Mark Series Lincolns.  I would have been more inclined to back using the Mark name designation with a letter to follow than just the "MK" (fill in the blank with another letter) strategy they decided upon.

    But ultimately, Nautilus - Corsair - Continental (hopefully it somehow continues) - Navigator, provides a much better connection for a Lincoln customer than what they had.

    Now, produce the MKR and call it the Mark IV and I will be a happy man!!!!  

    **** Lincoln, bring back that car and you may singlehandedly resurrect the personal luxury coupe market ****
    (he typed wistfully)   😍

     

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    @lengnert If cadillac would just take this car and produce it they would win a bunch of customers for the Personal Luxury Coupe Market.

    See the source image

    If they feel El Miraj is too Muslim sounding, then use Eldorado and call it a day!

    I think Lincoln and Cadillac would have winner winner chicken dinner on their hands 5 stars if they built these cars.

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    They could spell it 'El Mirage' like the town in Arizona.  Eldorado would be the best name for it, IMO.  Beautiful concept..I'd love to see them build a big RWD, 2dr hardtop.   If M-B and Bentley can build 2dr hardtops, GM can too...

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    3 hours ago, Drew Dowdell said:

    MotorTrend got spy photos of it.  Not that anyone should be surprised, but it looks like a baby Aviator.

    https://www.motortrend.com/news/2020-lincoln-corsair-spy-photos-what-we-know/

    Thank you, this is great news to see them finally build a consistent family look and feel. While not a fan of the dash, I will say that Liconln is moving much faster than Cadillac with building a family of desirable looking CUVs.

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    23 hours ago, Robert Hall said:

    They could spell it 'El Mirage' like the town in Arizona.  Eldorado would be the best name for it, IMO.  Beautiful concept..I'd love to see them build a big RWD, 2dr hardtop.   If M-B and Bentley can build 2dr hardtops, GM can too...

    I lived in El Mirage for a year before I bought my house here in Peoria. 

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    36 minutes ago, surreal1272 said:

    I lived in El Mirage for a year before I bought my house here in Peoria. 

    When I worked in Chandler I had a coworker that lived in El Mirage..he hated his commute.  My commute was bad enough (N. Central Phoenix off the 51 to the 202/Price Road via the 10 was 27 miles each way). 

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    10 hours ago, Robert Hall said:

    When I worked in Chandler I had a coworker that lived in El Mirage..he hated his commute.  My commute was bad enough (N. Central Phoenix off the 51 to the 202/Price Road via the 10 was 27 miles each way). 

    Ugh. For about a month and a half I was driving from El Mirage to Mesa, a 43 mile drive one way. So glad I only drive nine miles one way now. Long commutes suck.

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    5 minutes ago, surreal1272 said:

    Ugh. For about a month and a half I was driving from El Mirage to Mesa, a 43 mile drive one way. So glad I only drive nine miles one way now. Long commutes suck.

    Yeah, the 9 years I lived in Phoenix, I only worked in Phoenix once for 6 months--downtown.  The rest of the time, I was commuting to Chandler, Tempe and Scottsdale.     The Scottsdale drive was easy since I could avoid the freeway and take Camelback. 

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    16 hours ago, dfelt said:

    Thank you, this is great news to see them finally build a consistent family look and feel

    They've been doing that. 

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    17 minutes ago, ccap41 said:

    They've been doing that. 

    2015-lincoln-line-up.jpg

    I just hope they keep this look longer than they kept the Winged grille look. Not that the winged grille was great... just keep some consistency. 

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    1 hour ago, Drew Dowdell said:

    I just hope they keep this look longer than they kept the Winged grille look. Not that the winged grille was great... just keep some consistency. 

    I completely agree and I'd like to extend that they need to keep up with the actual luxury-ness of the vehicles instead of the crap badge jobs(like most of the above lol). 

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    1 minute ago, ccap41 said:

    I completely agree and I'd like to extend that they need to keep up with the actual luxury-ness of the vehicles instead of the crap badge jobs(like most of the above lol). 

    The totally redesigned vehicles (Navigator, Continental, Aviator) have done a fantastic job with that. The ones that are merely makeovers (Nautilus, MKZ, MKC) aren't there yet. I hope they refresh the Nautilus interior rather quickly. 

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      On the XC60, customers will be able to choose between a B5 mild hybrid petrol or diesel variant, a B4 diesel mild hybrid as well as a B6 petrol mild hybrid. The B5 petrol will be available with front wheel drive or all-wheel drive.
      The company’s smaller Compact Modular Architecture-based XC40 SUV will also receive a new electrified option, in the form of a T5 Twin Engine petrol-plug-in hybrid. A second, T4 Twin Engine plug-in hybrid option will follow later.


      Volvo Cars introduces refreshed Volvo XC90 SUV
      Volvo Cars has today unveiled a refreshed version of its best-selling XC90 large SUV, the company’s top-of-the-line flagship, adding a newly-developed fuel-saving engine option that marks the next step in the company’s ambitious electrification strategy.
      The refreshed XC90 for the first time offers customers Volvo’s advanced kinetic energy recovery braking system, which is coupled with its existing internal combustion engines to create a new integrated electrified powertrain, under its new ‘B’ badge.  
      This new electrified powertrain offers drivers up to 15 per cent fuel savings and emission reductions in real world driving.
      The new brake-by-wire system interacts with the energy recovery system and reduces fuel consumption and emissions by recovering kinetic energy under braking.
      The introduction of the new XC90 ‘B’-badged cars represents a major step for Volvo Cars towards its electrification ambitions.
      The new ‘B’-badged cars complement Volvo’s existing T8 Twin Engine plug-in hybrid electrified option on the new XC90.
      On the outside, the refreshed XC90 offers subtle upgrades to the original award-winning exterior design, such as new wheels, exterior colours and a modern new grill, among other details.               
      On the inside, the superlative and award-winning interior design remains in place, but perhaps the most noticeable addition is the fact that it can be ordered with a range of different seating configurations.
      From the four-seat Excellence variant and the seven-seat family SUV to the brand new six-seat configuration, the XC90 is available with any number of seats that best fits people’s preferences and lifestyles. New interior materials including a wool blend offer further options for personalisation.
      Based on Volvo’s own, in-house developed platform, powertrain and safety technology, the 2015 XC90 marked the start of Volvo Cars’ transformation. It introduced the new face of the Volvo brand characterised by the Thor’s Hammer headlights, while introducing its new Scalable Product Architecture.
      The world-first technologies and innovations that were launched on Volvo’s other 90 and 60 Series models between 2015 and 2019 have also found their way into the XC90 over the intervening years.
      As a result, Volvo’s top-of-the-line SUV has become more advanced since its introduction, clocking up over 320,000 units sold worldwide - and counting.
      In terms of active safety technology, the XC90 now offers drivers help with steering on both the City Safety and the Blind Spot Information System. City Safety with Autobrake is still the only system on the market to recognise pedestrians, cyclists and large animals.
      The Oncoming Lane Mitigation system first introduced on the XC60 is now also available on XC90, while the Cross Traffic Alert technology now also offers autobrake.
      All this, together with the safety cage that forms the core of the passive safety technology, makes the XC90 one of the safest cars on the road and underlines Volvo Cars’ unwavering commitment to developing the safest cars possible.
      While the XC90 was the first Volvo to offer Apple Carplay integration, it is now also compatible with Android Auto. The Sensus infotainment system has gone through multiple updates in recent years, all of which have been adopted into the XC90. Where available, the Spotify music streaming service is integrated in the XC90.
      The model year 2020 version of the XC90 will go in production in May at the Torslanda plant in Sweden and is now available to order in all Volvo markets around the globe.
       
    • By William Maley
      If you were hoping to get your hands on the upcoming Lincoln Continental Coach Door Edition, then we have some bad news for you. Lincoln announced this morning that all 80 models planned for this year have been sold. Unlike most special models where you have to go through a unique ordering process, buyers could walk into any Lincoln dealer and place an order. Lincoln will notify the lucky 80 approved customers next month, with deliveries to begin this summer.
      "Response from customers has been extremely positive, with interest exceeding the planned production for the limited-edition run," the company said in a statement.
      Lincoln is planning a second run of Continental Coach Door models for the 2020 model year. More information will come out at a later date.
      Source: Lincoln

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