DETROIT -- Prices for the 2020 Lincoln Corsair will start at less than $37,000 when the two-row crossover goes on sale this fall.
The brand said Friday that the standard front-wheel-drive version will start at $36,940, including shipping, while the most expensive trim, an all-wheel-drive Reserve model, will start at $45,825. A standard awd variant starts at $39,410, while a fwd Reserve starts at $43,625, Lincoln said.
The 2020 Corsair, which replaces the MKC, rides on Ford Motor Co.'s new fwd platform that also underpins the next-generation Ford Escape. A plug-in hybrid option eventually will be offered, although that variant won't be ready when the Corsair launches, and Lincoln has not yet provided pricing.
Corsair buyers can choose from two four-cylinder engines: a standard 2.0-liter with an estimated 250 hp and 275 pound-feet of torque and an optional 2.3-liter with a targeted 280 hp and 310 pound-feet of torque. While the engines are carryovers from the outgoing MKC, they're mated to a new eight-speed automatic transmission.
Awd is available with both engines. The vehicle can switch automatically from fwd to awd in response to road, speed, temperature and other conditions, Lincoln said.
The MKC has been the brand's No. 2 seller in the U.S., but it's even more vital in China, where it is Lincoln's top seller. The Corsair will be the first Lincoln built in China for that market, beginning late this year.