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Updated 2023 Lincoln Corsair Gets Hands-Free Driver Assistance Tech

For 2023, Lincoln is adding one of the brand's most important tech features to the Corsair crossover: Lincoln ActiveGlide 1.2, the company's hands-free highway driving assistance system, joins the list of available features. The optional new tech is joined by user interface upgrades, some styling changes, and new colours offered inside and out.

ActiveGlide is the Lincoln version of Ford's BlueCruise, which is the hands-off driver assist feature can handle semi-autonomous driving in many situations on pre-scanned highways, much like GM's better-known Super Cruise.

The latest version of Lincoln's system adds lane-change assist that can change lanes hands-free when the driver taps the turn signal. In slower traffic, it will even suggest lane changes where appropriate. Also part of version 1.2 is predictive speed assist, which smoothly slows the vehicle for sharp curves or speed-limit changes. Lastly, in-lane repositioning is meant to make ActiveGlide feel more natural; it will, for example, stay closer to one side of a lane to give a big rig in the next lane extra space.

The Corsair's standard infotainment display is now a large 13.2-inches and comes with Sync4 as well as Lincoln's over-the-air software upgrades. Built-in Amazon Alexa will also be complimentary for three years.

The new grille is much larger than the outgoing model's, and on the Grand Touring PHEV version, it is finished with metallic foil and blue accents for a warmer look. Crystal Red paint is added to the lineup, as is Whisper Blue. The latter is new to Lincoln. On the inside, colour changes include a new Smoked Truffle theme as well as Eternal Red.

The powertrains stay the same: Lincoln will offer the 2023 Corsair with a 2.0L turbo four-cylinder making 250 hp and as a PHEV Grand Touring model that delivers 266 hp, all-wheel drive, and an estimated 45 km of electric range.

Order books for the 2023 Lincoln Corsair are open now, and vehicles are expected to hit showrooms early next year. Pricing is not yet available.