- Written by webmin
Another exciting debut at this year’s Geneva Motor Show has been the long-discussed, long-awaited return of the Morgan Motor Company’s official (and officially named) 3 Wheeler. While some may view it odd to reintroduce a concept that the automaker abandoned in the early 1950s, it’s actually a very clever way of not only paying homage to their heritage, but introducing a light, fuel-efficient car that will help balance out the fuel and carbon demands of the ultra-high performance models in the range, much like Aston Martin’s done with the introduction of the controversial Toyota iQ-based Cygnet.
The 3 Wheeler, motivated by an S&S-built X-Wedge V-Twin engine and a Mazda MX-5 five-speed transmission, will indeed be coming to North America – to be registered as a motorcycle, due to its number of wheels – and will be available through the eight existing Morgan dealers in the U.S., as well as the lone dealer in Canada. The U.K. price has been set at ₤25,000 (plus VAT), which would equate to roughly $40,790. Contact your nearest dealer to discuss the U.S. pricing and specification details.
And for an excellent history of Morgan’s three-wheeled past, more information on this 2011 car and the fun of “virtually” creating your own, visit Morgan’s official 3 Wheeler website.
The last thing that you need to do is to picture yourself below. Vrooommmm!
UPDATE (7.March 2011): The interview that starts about halfway through this video gives some interesting insights into the development of the new Three Wheeler.