The British firm confirmed last year that production of its unique model would come to an end in 2021, with the brand celebrating the model’s 10-year run with a limited-edition ‘P101’ car that features various special elements.
However, this is a first look at the new version, and while still in a heavy camouflage, the model’s funky shape, round headlights and triangular grille are all set to remain.
Though Morgan had previously hoped to make the 3 Wheeler into an EV, plans were shelved due to problems with fitting the powertrain within its shape, with the firm confirming this new version will stick with an internal combustion engine.
Though details are still thin on the ground, Morgan says it will feature a ‘naturally-aspirated inline three-cylinder Ford engine’, which continues with the brand’s long-standing history in using Ford engines in its cars.
The name of the new three-wheeled model is not confirmed yet, but Morgan has said the new car will be ‘defined by an all-new design, adventurous character, and significant engineering advancements’.
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. 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.”
Morgan’s history was founded on three-wheeled models, with these vehicles being used for nearly 30 years before the brand started making four-wheeled cars.