The LIFEcar2 and a "fun weekend vehicle" will join the Eva GT in Morgan's range

Morgan will put two new cars into production during the the next three years to complement its new Eva GT and current range.

Charles Morgan, managing director of Morgan Motor Company, said that one will be called the LIFEcar 2, but was more cagey about the second model saying only that it will be a “fun weekend vehicle”.

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The LIFEcar 2 is an electric-diesel hybrid sportscar which will have a range of more than 1000 miles according to Morgan. Matt Humphries, chief sesigner at Morgan, said the other new car is “more extreme, with real entertainment value”.

Humphries also spoke about the Eva GT and said the production car will look very similar to the concept unveiled at Pebble Beach last week.

Read the full story on the new Morgan Eva GT

“We’ve got a reputation for translating show cars into road cars almost unchanged,” said Humphries. “That’s our plan for the Eva GT. It needs a high-level brake light at the rear, but that’s about all.”

Morgan said that he is very proud of how the company has progressed in the last two years, but that changes will be needed to meet tighter restrictions on CO2 emissions.

“We may be using more efficient powerplants,” he added, “but I hope our methods of construction will be the same. With any luck, we’ll still be producing the classic Morgan.”

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23 August 2010

Since TVR left the stage I guess Morgan and Lotus have the audience to themselves making inevitable an increase in the company's model range. With the exception of the retro grille Morgan's new car pictured above could have come easily from Blackpool's TVR dished five spoke alloys and all. (It will look its best in a dark livery.)

23 August 2010

[quote Autocar]With any luck, we’ll still be producing the classic Morgan.”[/quote]

I just wish that they would update it a bit underneath: how about some wishbone suspension all round and rack & pinion steering? I suppose that would count as a new model and the required extra safety engineering would thwart its viability.

23 August 2010

[quote streaky]I just wish that they would update it (the classic Morgan) a bit underneath:[/quote]

No kidding. Wasn't that a fault of TVR - inattention to important detail?

23 August 2010

Too true, was parked up next to a TVR yesterday, and my first thought was, smells of burnt glue?,looking closer the owner was re-attaching the gear nob!,Morgan i hope do have a good package put together because the GT looks good, not to over the top,and i read about their life concepts too,i hope they succeed.

Peter Cavellini.

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