Today we hear news both good and bad from luxury automaker Lincoln. The good news is that a new report indicates that the company is developing an all-electric version of its newish Corsair SUV; the bad is that it won’t be ready before 2026.
For Canadians, the good news gets even better, if outlet Automotive News, which reported the tidbit, is to be believed. And that’s because the new EV will be built at Ford’S assembly plant in Oakville, Ontario. The outlet’s source is AutoForecast Solutions LLC, a global automotive forecasting company.
Sam Fiorani, vice-president of AutoForecast Solutions, told Automotive News that “at this point, we’re not sure if it will completely replace the Corsair or if there will be an equivalent gas-powered Corsair. But they would be on two different platforms”.
For now, the vehicle is being called the Corsair-E. As for the platform, there’s as yet no word on what it would be. Currently, the Corsair shares its structure with the Ford Escape, which is not offered in an all-electric configuration, suggesting the need for a new platform. However, since 2026 is still relatively far away, we can surmise that the next Ford Escape could also offer a new structure for electric vehicles.