2020 Morgan Plus Four
The 2020 Morgan Plus Four is a neo-retro roadster produced by British coachbuilder Morgan. The 2020 Plus Four replaces the old Plus 4, a roadster that Morgan produced without any updates from 2005 to 2020. While the nameplate carries over unchanged, the word "Four" replaces the numeral "4" for better differentiation between the two cars. The 2020 Plus Four is underpinned by the CX-Generation, bonded aluminum platform that Morgan debuted in the 2019 Plus Six. Although it looks virtually the same on the outside, the 2020 Plus Four features a more modern interior, while the old naturally aspirated four-cylinder engine was replaced with a turbo-four from BMW.
2019 Morgan Plus Six
The 2020 Morgan Plus Six is a retro-styled, two-door, two-seat roadster built by Morgan Motor Company. Unveiled at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show, the Plus Six replaces the Plus 8, a roadster that Morgan last introduced in 2012. Although it looks a lot like its predecessor, the Plus Six stands out thanks to an optional hard-top, new technology, and for being the company’s first vehicle with a turbocharged engine.
The Plus Six is also Morgan’s first brand-new model in a very long time. While the Aero and the Plus 4 date back to 2001 and 2005, the Plus 8 and 3-Wheeler were redesigned most recently in 2012. This makes the Plus Six the first brand-new Morgan in seven years. If we don’t count the EV3, an electric version of the 3-Wheeler, launched in 2016. What’s this new model all about? Let’s find out in the review below.
2019 Morgan Plus Six Comes with Supra Power, It’s Quicker than the Toyota
Having just discontinued the Plus 8 and Aero models, Morgan introduced a brand-new vehicle at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show. It’s called the Plus Six and it’s the company’s first brand-new car since 2000. As the name suggests, it features a six-cylinder engine, also borrowed from BMW, but it rides on a new platform too.
2018 Morgan Plus 8 50th Anniversary Edition
First introduced in 1968, the Morgan Plus 8 remained in production for 36 years until 2004, becoming one of the industry’s longest surviving nameplate. The roadster was revived in 2012 with minor updates and soldiered on for a few more years. Come 2018 and Morgan is putting an end to the Plus 8 model for good with the 50th Anniversary Edition. The limited-run Plus 8 obviously celebrates 50 years since the model was launched, but it also pays tribute to the car’s early motorsport days.
Unveiled at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show, the 50th Anniversary Edition also marks the end of the line for Morgan’s 4.8-liter V-8 engine. Borrowed from BMW in 2008, this unit remained in production at the company’s British facility a full seven years after the Germans stopped using it in models like the 5 Series, 6 Series, 7 Series, and X5. Morgan has yet to announce a replacement for the Plus 8, but a new model is probably under development. The body style will live on though through the 4/4, Plus 4, and Roadster versions, which use four-cylinder and V-6 engines.
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2019 Morgan Aero GT
Introduced in 2001, the Aero 8 marked the beginning of a new era for Morgan. Not only was it the first new design since 1948, but the Aero 8 was also the company’s first vehicle to use an aluminum chassis and frame instead of its traditional wooden body tun and steel chassis combo. It was kept in production until 2010, when Morgan launched the AeroMax coupe and the SuperSports Targa, and revived in 2015 with mild updates. Come 2018, and the Aero 8 is getting the ax again, but this time around production will end with a more extreme iteration that’s called the Aero GT. The big unveiling took place at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show, and only a handful will be built before the Aero 8 goes into the history books for good.
The Aero GT is described as a "gloves off" model, and Morgan says it was developed using the lessons learned from the company’s GT3 racing victories. Yes, it’s Morgan’s most extreme road-going model to date. The Aero GT is far from new though, as it was conceived during the development of the 2015 Morgan Aero 8. Morgan doesn’t say whether it wanted to shelve the project or not at first, but the Aero GT never saw the light of day until now. With production of the Aero 8 slated to come to an end this year, Morgan will close the production line with eight examples of the Aero GT. Let’s see what this new sports car has to offer in the review below.
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Morgan Ends Production of the Aero 8 with Gorgeous, Le Mans-inspired Model
Launched in 2001, the Aero 8 was and remains Morgan’s first modern design since 1948. The sleek vehicle spawned a coupe, a Targa, and a race variant before it was discontinued in 2010, but it was brought back to life in 2015 with minor updates. Come 2018 and Morgan decided to discontinue the nameplate for good and crafted one final limited-edition model. Called the Aero GT, it was just unveiled at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show and will put an end to the Aero nameplate by the end of the year.
Morgan Celebrates 50 Years of its Most Iconic Model with Special Plus 8 Edition
British coachbuilder Morgan is getting ready to discontinue two of its iconic models with special-edition versions unveiled at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show. One of them is a 50th Anniversary Edition of the Plus 8, the brand’s crowning vehicle for a half a century. Unveiled back in 1968 and discontinued between 2004 and 2012, the Plus 8 gets a few special features for its 50th anniversary, before going out of production for good. More than 6,000 Plus 8s have been built so far, which makes this model the most successful in the company’s history.
2016 Morgan EV3
Morgan Motor Company is a unique figure in today’s automotive industry. Still a family-owned manufacturer after more than a decade in the business, Morgan continues to build vehicles based on 1920s and 1930s designs, most of them on hand-made wood frames. Some would call their vehicles dated and too old-fashioned, but Morgan has developed a cult following in Europe and sales are strong, despite the expensive price tags. Come 2016, and Morgan takes a new step into the future with the EV3, an all-electric version of the iconic 3-Wheeler.
Unveiled at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show, the EV3 is Morgan’s first-ever electric vehicle and the first 3-Wheeler to receive a significant makeover since its revival in 2011. Not just a drivetrain swap, the EV3 gained a redesigned body and a new interior with a more modern instrument cluster.
A final pre-production prototype as of this writing, the Morgan EV3 will go into production in the fourth quarter of 2016, with the first examples likely to hit showrooms by the end of the year. Along with the EV3, Morgan also announced that it will develop more EV and hybrid vehicles in the future with funding from the British government. Until that happens, let’s have a closer look at the 3-Wheeler’s battery-powered brother.
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Henry Frederick Stanley built his own three-wheeled car in 1909, and a year later, Morgan Motor Company began producing its own cars. These odd looking cars had two wheels up front and one in the rear, and were produced up until 1952. But, long before then, Morgan developed its first four-wheel car, the 4/4. Aside from a short shut down during World War II, the 4/4 has been continually produced. Now 2016 marks the car’s 80th anniversary.
In 2011, Morgan released the Morgan 4/4 75th anniversary edition, so it is no surprise the Morgan showed up at the Geneva Auto Show this year with another special-edition 4/4 in tow, this time, to celebrate the car’s 80th anniversary. The car has changed a little over the years, but deep down it still has that old-school styling that was popular back in the 1930s. This styling might cause some, especially the younger generations, to dismiss it quickly, but the car deserves a lot more attention than that. It is, after all, the world’s longest running production model.
Morgan is slated to produce just 80 models of the 80th-anniversary edition, complete with special features designed specifically for the special edition model. There is, of course, some personalization available, but you’ll see that the special features included as part of this special edition are more than enough to pay homage to this long-running model. So, now that we’ve talked about the history of the model lets dive in and take a deeper look at the 80th-anniversary edition.
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Introduced in 2001, the Aero 8 was notable for several reasons. First, it was the first new Morgan design since 1948. Second, it was also the first Morgan to employ an aluminum chassis and frame as opposed to the wooden body tub and steel chassis in previous models. It was also criticized for its "crosseyed" headlamps, which Morgan fixed in 2007. Replaced by the Aero SuperSports and Aero Coupe, the Aero 8 just made a comeback at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show. as Morgan’s range-topping roadster model.
Obviously based on the current Aero Coupe, the Aero 8 features similar exterior styling, an almost identical cockpit, and a
sourced V-8 engine. Of course, the Aero 8 comes with a few unique features of its own and plenty of options buyers can use to customize their roadster into a one-of-a-kind rig. The new Aero 8 will hit showrooms as a limited-edition model for the 2016 model year, when Morgan celebrates 15 years since launching the nameplate, but don’t get your hopes up on seeing it in the U.S. any time soon.
Updated 03/03/2015: Morgan unveiled the 2015 Aero 8 at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show and announced it will enter production in the fourth quarter of 2015.
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The 2015 Geneva Auto Show is nearly here, as it kicks off for the media on March 3rd and the general public on March 5th. There are tons of debuts scheduled for the event, one of which happens to be a new Morgan. Morgan, which is best known for its retro-inspired creations, appears to be rolling into Geneva with yet another classic-looking piece with modern greasy bits.
From the shadowy image that the small British automaker released, I can see that this is an extreme cab-rearward design, which leads me to believe that this is a modified version of the Aero Coupe with a notchback instead of the typical fastback look. The seats sit just fore of the rear axle, while the hood is seemingly a mile long. The sides are accented by a swoopy sill that starts from the front wheel arch and slowly descends as it stretches back to the rear fender. This thing looks like it’s straight from a 1930’s gangster movie and should have some short-fused dude named Bugsie driving it.
In the video below, we also get a nice look at its interior and an earful of its burbling exhaust note. Clearly, this thing is packing some turbocharged heat, with the likely candidate being a BMW-sourced twin-turbo V-8.
Stay tuned, as this model will debut in just a few days, and we’ll be sure to bring you all of the details.
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About a couple of weeks ago, Morgan — you know, the British company that keeps building cars like it’s 1950 — announced it will launch a new model at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show. A teaser photo was also released with the statement, but other than showcasing the front fascia of an Aero Coupe/Supersports model, the shadowy image provided no hints as to what to expect in Geneva. Now, Morgan has published yet another teaser, this time around in the form of a 35-second clip. There aren’t many hints in this one either, but the video does show a pair of leather-wrapped seats with diamond quilting. Morgan quality at its best!
Fortunately, the video’s soundtrack provides a bit more info. Specifically, it tells us the new vehicle also comes with a turbocharged V-8 engine, although there have been rumors that Morgan might opt for a V-6. The new Morgan sounds downright gorgeous, with its engine boasting a mix of classic V-8 roar and race-like popping and cracking. I’ll give you a moment.
Sounds exhilarating, doesn’t it?
So what are we actually listening to? The folks over at Jalopnik quote Morgan’s Chief of Design Jon Wells saying this new car is "an evolution of the Aero. A car that celebrates 15 years since the launch of the Aero platform." If that’s any indication, Morgan is again using a BMW-sourced V-8 engine, most likely an updated version from the Munich’s new line of M models. Bring it on!
British manufacturer Morgan has announced it will launch a new model at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show in March. The single teaser image Morgan has released so far suggests that the new vehicle could be related to the Aero Coupe and Aero Supersport models. Both represent a significant departure from the company’s traditional styling, seen on models such as the 4/4 and the Plus 8, featuring integrated fenders and front bumper, as well as a heavily revised rear end. Judging by the preliminary teaser (shown above), the Brits are likely to showcase the new version of the Aero in Geneva.
With no actual clue as to the identity of the new sports car except for the Aero front end, I’m inclined to believe this Morgan won’t be an all-new car, but rather a slightly revised Aero with a new engine. The current Aero roster is motivated by
sourced, 4.8-liter V-8 engines the Germans stopped using in the X5 SUV and the 5 Series sedan five years ago. With these mills unlikely to pass future emissions standards, Morgan may have developed or borrowed a new engine for the Aero series.
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