Morgan has confirmed that a new version of its 3 Wheeler is in development.
Orders for the previous 3 Wheeler closed at the start of 2021, with the striking model having been on sale since 2011. It followed on from a long line of three-wheeled models, which started back at the founding of the company in 1909 when founder HFS Morgan created a three-wheeled vehicle to drive around the Malvern Hills.
Steve Morris, chairman and CEO of Morgan Motor Company, said: “We are thrilled to confirm plans for an all-new three-wheeled Morgan, a model that continues an incredible story dating back to 1909. The outgoing 3 Wheeler was adored by customers and enthusiasts alike, and will inspire this next generation.
NEWS: An all-new three-wheeled Morgan is on its way! After much speculation following the finish of the current Morgan 3 Wheeler, we are excited to confirm plans for a new three-wheeled model. Pictured here is a heavily disguised engineering prototype undergoing testing. pic.twitter.com/siLDTeD0ps
— Morgan Motor Company (@morganmotor) September 1, 2021
“The upcoming model is an all-new ground-up design and the first whole vehicle programme to be completed under the stewardship of Investindustrial. Morgan’s team of engineers and designers have considered everything that the company has learnt from the decade of building and selling the previous model. We look forward to sharing more about this exciting new vehicle in due course.”
Though a name has yet to be confirmed for this new version it is already undergoing durability testing. Morgan has said that it will be ‘defined by an all new design, adventurous character and significant engineering enhancements’. Though the firm is remaining quiet about many of the car’s finer details, it has said that it will use a naturally aspirated inline three-cylinder Ford engine, replacing the 2.0-litre V-twin unit created by American motorcycle manufacturer S&S and used in the outgoing model.