Lincoln Corsair Grand Touring plug-in hybrid debuts with electric AWD

The PHEV can cruise for 25 miles before its four-cylinder engine kicks in.

The Lincoln Corsair lineup is set to expand with the new plug-in hybrid Grand Touring edition.

The Corsair's hybrid system represents the brand's first electric all-wheel-drive configuration, driving the rear wheels with a permanent magnet synchronous motor and single-speed gearbox. The rear motor works alongside the hybrid drivetrain that powers the front wheels, including a 2.5-liter Atkinson-cycle engine for a combined output of 266 horsepower.

A 14.4-kWh lithium-ion battery is located below the passenger compartment and provides enough energy to cruise for an estimated 25 miles on electricity alone. When connected to a 240-volt Level 2 charger, the battery can be filled in approximately three to four hours.

The Corsair Grand Touring is slated to follow the Aviator Grand Touring. The latter model is scheduled to land in showrooms this fall with a 494-horsepower plug-in hybrid powertrain.

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