First, let us all rejoice that a new Morgan 3 wheeler is coming, which ensures that people cross-shopping the Honda CR-V and Toyota RAV4 will always have a fair choice. new three wheeler It appears to have retained important elements of its predecessors, namely a bathtub-like body with a pair of wheels to frame an engine, and one at the rear. There’s a new engine this time around, and a few styling changes, but it looks like it’ll still be the wonderful, eye-catching oddity it always was.
The new engine will be one of Ford’s three-cylinder powerplants, which range in size from 1L to 1.5L and make about 85 horsepower, at least in European economy car applications.
Unlike most cars, when Morgan changes the engine to a 3 wheeler, they are also changing the styling, as the previous model uses a V-twin engine which also defines the front look of the car. An inline-3 doesn’t have the same dramatic, symmetrical look as the larger chrome V of a V-twin, so the 3 wheeler may end up with an attached engine for the first time in its development.
The growth mule seen in the photos provided by Morgan has some big, weird face mask thing on the front end that isn’t part of the actual design, so what that face looks like is still a go-to for those gleeful cooks of Morgan goes. .
Morgan’s press release hints about a
“New Design Language Inspired By The Early Jet Age”
…which makes me wonder if we might be seeing some kind of sleek, oval air-intake cowl, as seen on another British transport icon, the de Havilland Comet, the first passenger jet aircraft:
This could be a great look, if there’s some inspiration like that.
Other styling changes include slightly crisper character lines and larger fenders with more wheel coverage, but it’s still pretty disguised so I’m hesitant to say that any of these styling changes are what they look like .
Also interesting is this statement from the press release regarding the choice of engine:
The all-new model will be powered by an internal combustion engine at launch, exclusively an inline three-cylinder naturally aspirated engine from Ford
Indication that three wheeler”be powered by an internal combustion engine at launchInteresting that it hints that perhaps an EV variant is possible, As we have seen earlier in Morgan Concepts.
The front suspension setup also looks quite different, which was probably something that had to be changed when switching from the much shorter V-twin to the longer inline-3.