Cars Morgan to reveal new entry-level model at Geneva

17:25  24 february  2020
17:25  24 february  2020 Source:   autocar.co.uk

Morgan ditches traditional ladder chassis for next-gen frame

  Morgan ditches traditional ladder chassis for next-gen frame British manufacturer will now build cars on a light CX-generation chassis, after using time-honoured ladder ones for 83 yearsIn recognition of modern customers’ need for greater road ability, even in traditional sports cars, the company plans to replace the outgoing models – the 4/4, Plus 4 and Roadster – with “a range of models” that will utilise versions of the light and rigid CX-generation chassis it introduced with the Plus Six early this year.

Morgan kicked off the new decade with a brand new aluminum platform that replaced the brand’s The revolution will continue with an all- new Morgan model , confirmed for a debut at the upcoming It doesn’t reveal much but, judging by the overall shape, it would probably be safe to assume the car

Morgan will unveil a brand new model at next month’s Geneva Motor Show, based on their CX-Generation aluminum platform. While the British sports car manufacturer didn’t reveal any other details in their press release, we do know a couple of interesting tidbits about the CX-Generation

Morgan to reveal new entry-level model at Geneva © Autocar Morgan to reveal new entry-level model at Geneva

Morgan will reveal an all-new four-cylinder sports car at the Geneva motor show, based on its new CX-Generation aluminium chassis.

The new model, likely to take the Plus Four name, has been previewed in an official image. Although it’s covered, we can see that the British company's trademark retro styling – including prominent raised front fenders and a vintage-style radiator grille – will be applied.

However, it's also apparent that the traditional headlamp bezels house modern LED units – as with Morgan’s new flagship, the Plus Six, which was revealed at last year’s Geneva show.

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The new four-cylinder car will be the first to sit atop the CX-Generation chassis, which replaces the traditional steel ladder frame that Morgan has used since 1936. Its arrival comes following heavy financial investment from Morgan’s new Italian majority-owner, Investindustrial.

Morgan CEO Steve Morris said: “We recognise a need for a more resolved core product that meets both our customers’ needs and future legislative requirements. The advanced engineering of the new platform is a vital underpinning for the next generation of Morgan sports cars.”

Technical details remain scarce, but Morgan has confirmed that the entry-level model will be available with a manual gearbox. Given the company’s links to BMW, the turbocharged 2.0-litre four-pot featured in the Z4 sDrive20i could be the engine used.

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Morgan owner and motoring journalist, Alex Goy, introduces the all- new Morgan Plus Six and chats to Morgan Head of Design, Jon Wells. Discover more at

In the Z4, this produces 194bhp and 236lb ft, which is enough for a 0-62mph time of 6.6sec and a top speed of 149mph. Any Morgan with the same powerplant can be expected to weigh considerably less and thus accelerate faster.

Last month, Morgan revealed that it will create 20 special editions of the outgoing Plus Four to commemorate the end of ladder frame production. Priced at £60,995 each, the limited-run roadsters have a metallic platinum-painted body and a gold-painted chassis.

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