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Morgan's sales success could lead to a range expansion with new engines and body styles
Steve Cropley Autocar
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27 June 2013

Morgan's success with its 3 Wheeler is encouraging the company to contemplate expanding it into a range in its own right, according to chairman Charles Morgan.

The much-praised 2.0-litre V-twin model is likely to be joined by versions with different engines and body styles, just as the original 3 Wheeler was.

“The response to the 3 Wheeler has far exceeded our expectations, both in volume and youth appeal,” said Morgan. This year’s sales are expected to top 600 units, beating sales of the traditional 4/4, Plus 4 and Roadster.

The firm is deciding whether to continue making models on traditional steel chassis or to move to a single platform that could be used for traditional and modern cars. “There are strong financial arguments for both,” said Morgan.

The company is already part of the way down the one-chassis route. It currently uses the same Aston-like extruded aluminium chassis as the basis for its traditional-looking Plus 8 and progressive Aero models; the combined annual volume of which runs at 150 units. But the company also continues to make around 500 traditional models per year, about the same number as it was making before the Aero and 3 Wheeler were launched.

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businessman 30 June 2013

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Just look at the long list of defunct manufacturers who have failed while attempting to move from their well established niche

hamishl 27 June 2013

Obviously...

what the three-wheeler needs is a bubble canopy over the driver's side, and a hard tonneau over the passenger side. And maybe some sort of streamlined cover for the engine, so you feel like you've been transported back in time into a land speed record attempt. Drive up and down beaches all day.

Suzuki QT 27 June 2013

Hmmm ...

From reading the review of the 3 Wheeler, Morgan seems to have put the "fun" into funtastic motoring and I'd love to try one out ... I only hope they don't get too successful and attract the hawk-eyes of the EC tree-huggers who seem to want to forever tighten up emissions and safety legislation until we end up driving around in oversized electric cotton wool balls ...

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