Whether you're a car enthusiast or not, one brand everyone is aware of is Lincoln. For over a century, the Lincoln brand name has been always been synonymous with luxury in an ever-changing automobile market. We have recently entered a new decade and the long-lasting brand has no intention of slowing down. In fact, they are still as innovative and luxurious as ever.
This year, Lincoln has introduced the all-new Corsair, a small SUV that packs a powerful punch. If you are familiar with the brand, in 2015 Lincoln introduced into the small SUV market, the Lincoln MKC. After a successful run, Lincoln decided to get away from the "lettering" in the names of their fleet and bring back actual names for most of them. The MKC was rebranded as the Corsair, a name that sounds smooth, makes you feel good and look good while you're behind the wheel. After putting my fair share of miles on it during the intimate experience in Nashville, I do agree that the name fits.
Before arriving in Nashville, I did my research on the looks and features of the vehicle prior to actually stepping foot inside of it, but nothing would prepare me for the experience I was about to have over the weekend. The team at Lincoln had a carefully curated weekend prepared for about 15 people from across the country. Due to weather and flight delays, I made it in after the meet and greet dinner but when I arrived and was picked up in the Corsair, the stress of the day had gone away. We arrived at downtown Nashville's Dream Hotel and I was greeted by Tony, the hospitality director. I was given my room assignment and told to enjoy a meal at the hotel's restaurant and bar Stateside Kitchen. When I walked into the room, I was in awe. It was like the room was designed for me. There was a table of goodies including local wines and other delicacies.
I enjoyed an amazing dinner and cocktail at the bar and retired to my room to prepare for an early morning. Once I arrived downstairs the next morning, I was greeted by the team. I also had the chance to meet the other influencers. We were given the days Itenary and broken up into groups. The team had plugged in each destination we would be visiting, however, they made sure to have us take the scenic route so we could not only see Nashville's beautiful city and countryside, but we would have the chance to experience most of the Corsairs many features.
The first stop was Biscuit Love, a nice quaint restaurant located about 40 minutes away in Franklin, TN. We were greeted with bagged breakfast, which included their famous chicken biscuit and a side of pork rinds. We then rode to Leiper's Fork, Tn where we visited the David Arms art gallery and enjoyed hot chocolate and roasted marshmallows. We then enjoyed lunch at Puckett's famous BBQ restaurant where we were treated to a performance by Cas Haley, the winner of Lincoln's Chart Your Course music competition. The afternoon continued with hand-selected areas for photo ops before we ended the outing at Cheekwood Estate where we enjoyed tea, an orchard exhibit and a tour of the historical landmark. The whole time I have enjoyed the Corsair that I was controlling from an app on the phone. This amazing feature allowed me to get the Corsair warm as the day got a little chillier before I got in to drive away. I was able to program the 10-way seats to my specifications for the most comfortable drive. The next morning it was just me and the Artisan Blue Corsair. Blue, my favorite color, the Corsair, which is the best vehicle I have driven in 2020 and hours to explore the city on my own. What an amazing combination and way to end the weekend.
Lincoln describes the Corsair as an SUV that embodies drama, depth, and attraction through a free-form exterior of flowing, connected lines. Inspired by human beauty and movement, the curvature is implemented into every aspect of the body to establish a stunning landscape of seductive form. Peaks and valleys drawn from natural elements and exaggerated lines draw a vision of continuous light play that reflects its environment and creates a sense of a moving sculpture. With a unique harmony and balance, this design emerges from its environment with elegant yet confident grace. Maybe not the words I would have used, but I couldn't agree more. Although the last MKC was a very classy ride, this new Corsair has set a style all it's own.
The 2020 Lincoln Corsair starts around $35,000 and of course, with each additional option, the price goes up. The Lincoln Co-Pilot 360 features a 360-Degree Camera, Active Park Assist Plus, Evasive Steering Assist, Reverse Brake Assist and Adaptive Cruise Control with Traffic Jam Assist which includes Stop-and-Go and Lane Centering, as well as Speed Sign Recognition. The Corsair is a five-seater that is an amazing ride for every passenger to enjoy. The front driver seats feature standard 10-way power adjustments and 24-way power adjustments that is apart of the premium package.
Thanks to Lincoln for an amazing experience. I look forward to adding the Corsair to my list of 2020 must-haves. Visit Lincoln today to customize your own Corsair.