Morgan enters a new era with aluminium chassis for hybrid and electric cars
First time in 83 years!
Revolution at Morgan's! For the year 2020, the English brand will start a new chapter in its history. The retro design of the vehicles will remain unchanged. It is the invisible technical part that undergoes a historical transformation. Indeed, this will be the first time Morgan has adopted aluminium chassis!
The new Morgan Plus Six, presented at the Geneva Motor Show, gave a preview of these technologies. It is the very first Morgan based on an aluminium chassis internally named "CX-Generation". This new architecture will be used in future models, which abandon the historic steel frame with ash wood used since 1936.
This new aluminium structure will bring many advantages. First of all, it is 100 kg lighter than the old platform. It is also more rigid and will allow the installation of new electronic wiring that is much more complex than on current models. This will allow for the first time the introduction of advanced driving assistance systems and modern equipment.
This platform will also and above all ensure the arrival of new hybrid and electric engines. These will surely be applied on the successors of the 4/4, Plus 4 and V6 Roadster. The new 2.0 L twin-turbo four-cylinder from the BMW M135i will join the range next year.
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