British automaker Morgan is famous for its retro-styled roadster. The Morgan Plus Six released earlier this year features the brand new CX-Generation aluminium bonded platform and has received positive feedback. Now the company confirms the new platform will be rolled out to all new models starting from 2020, replacing the existing steel chassis.
The soon to retire steel chassis currently used in the Morgan 4/4, Plus 4 and V6 Roadster is a variation of the original, which was introduced in 1936 in Morgan’s first four-wheeled vehicle the 4-4. The traditional steel platform has an important role in company history as it has been underpinning many Morgan models for 83 years.
The CX-Generation aluminium platform is twice as rigid as the previous aluminium chassis found on Aero 8 and second-generation Plus 8 models, yet weighing just 97 kg. While Morgan is not ready to share full details of the new CX-Generation aluminium platform models, the range will feature a manual gearbox and smaller capacity engines than the BMW-sourced 3.0 litre inline six-cylinder engine in the Plus Six.