Morgan 4-seater Returns


Morgan 4-seater roadster
Morgan 4-seater roadster

To advertise
with Next Car,
contact us
by e-mail
from here.

4th April, 2006

The new Morgan 4-seater models that made their debut at the Geneva Motor Show in March 2006 are now available for sale in Australia, with first deliveries expected around mid-2007.

Available in the 2.0-litre Plus 4 and 3.0-litre Roadster models, the new 4-seaters make a welcome return to the model line-up. The last of the previous 4-seaters was delivered to Japan in mid-2004, but new 4-seaters have not come to Australia for about a decade, due to ADR requirements.

The design of the rear of the new 4-seater has been tastefully revised, to comply with modern safety regulations, including the ability to fit child seats, as required by Australian Law.

Sunshine Aston Martin 
Southport QLD

    Simultaneously, the Morgan Motor Company has adapted the new “easy-use” hood design for the new 4-seaters, as currently used on the 2-seater cars. The rear compartment is now wider than before and rear passengers have more foot and legroom, making the car a comfortable 4-seater.

Unlike the woodrim steering wheel car pictured, Australian Morgans are all fitted with twin airbags and a leather bound steering wheel.

Other standard features on all models for Australia include:

  • Leather trim
  • Electrically heated windscreen
  • Polished walnut dash
  • Clear underseal

The UK order bank for the new 4-seater is already filled well into 2007, reflecting the pent-up demand for these models.

The Morgan Plus 4 4-seater is powered by the same Ford Duratec 2.0 litre, DOHC, 16-valve, inline 4-cylinder engine, developing 106 kW, as its 2-seater equivalent.

Likewise, the Roadster version shares the same 3.0 litre, V6, 168 kW Ford Duratec engine as fitted to the normal 2-seater Roadster. Both Roadster models are available with air-conditioning, as a $4,995 option.

As for the Plus 4, the Australian retail price premium for the 4-seater Roadster, over the equivalent 2-seater version is $9,000.

A new option available on all Roadster models is the availability of attractive 18” stainless steel, centre lock wire wheels, albeit at a not inconsequential price of $9,450. The slightly less dramatic 16” stainless steel, centre lock wire wheels remain available as a $6,750 option.

In standard trim, both Roadster models come equipped with 16” bolt-on alloy wheels. A limited slip differential is also fitted as standard equipment.

With immediate effect, the recommended retail prices (RRP) of new classic Morgans are as follows:

Morgan Model:


“Drive-away” Price*




4/4 70th Anniversary



Plus 4



Plus 4 4-seater






Roadster 4-seater



*Note: These “drive-away” retail prices apply to deliveries in Victoria, through Morgan Melbourne, part of the ZAGAME Automotive Group Pty Ltd (LMCT 9479). All models have leather trim, twin airbags, electrically heated windscreen and clear underseal as part of the standard specification. Prices exclude options.

**Note: the Morgan Roadster 4-seater illustrated features optional metallic paint ($1,890) and 18” stainless steel wire wheels ($9,450). Australian cars feature polished walnut dash and twin airbags. Woodrim steering wheel not available in Australia.

Morgan 4-seater roadster
Morgan 4-seater roadster

Other Morgan news: here.

More news:

Auto Union Type C For Techno Classica 2006
4th April, 2006
The 'Techno Classica' international classic car exhibition in Essen will host Audi Tradition's stunning Auto Union Type C racing car from 1936 ..... more

World Premiere Of All-New Suzuki XL-7
4th April, 2006
The New York Motor Show (NYIAS) is the venue for the global debut of Suzuki's next head-turning vehicle, the all-new 3.6 litre V6 XL-7 ..... more

New V6-powered Outlander for NY Motor Show
3rd April, 2006
The North American Mitsubishi Outlander will be powered by a new high performance 3-litre V6 MIVEC engine to deliver outstanding acceleration and high-speed cruising performance ..... more

Holden Unleashes Thunder Ute and Crewman
30th March, 2006
Holden’s ever-popular light commercial range now features special edition “Thunder” models for Ute and Crewman ..... more

UK's Range Rover Sport HST
29th March, 2006
The Range Rover Sport, the most dynamic Land Rover ever, now gets an even more exciting look of the new flagship, Supercharged 'HST' specification ..... more

Audi's Final DTM Test
27th March, 2006
Tom Kristensen, driving his Audi A4 DTM, set the fastest time at Brands Hatch last week during the final test before the start of the DTM season ..... more

Commodore SVZ Special Edition
27th March, 2006
Australia’s favourite car will be stacked with $6,000 extra value and a sportier edge with the new Commodore SVZ special edition sedan and wagon ..... more

Corvette Racing Wins Class In Sebring 12-Hour
26th March, 2006
Corvette Racing celebrated Corvette's 50th anniversary in international road racing with a splendid GT1 class victory in the Twelve Hours of Sebring, held in Florida last Sunday ..... more

Mitsubishi Enhances The Express Van
26th March, 2006
Australian trades and delivery people have regarded the purposeful and reliable Express Van as one of their favourites for many years, and this light commercial vehicle will continue winning customers as Mitsubishi releases its upgraded SJ Express Van ..... more

New Corsa To Debut At London Show
23rd March, 2006
Vauxhall yesterday announced that the all-new Corsa will make its world debut at the British International Motor Show in July ..... more

Mazda to Sell NR-A Model Roadster in Japan
23rd March, 2006
Mazda Motor Corporation has announced that it will release the NR-A version Mazda Roadster for sale at its Mazda and Mazda Anfini dealers throughout Japan in early April 2006 ..... more

Audi's Countdown To 2006 DTM Season
22nd March, 2006
The countdown has begun to the launch of the 2006 DTM season. The first race will be held at Hockenheim on 9th April, 2006 ..... more

Aston Martin 2nd & 3rd in Sebring Thriller
21st March, 2006
The Aston Martin Racing team finished the 12 Hours of Sebring endurance race in second and third place after a thrilling finale in the GT1 competition ..... more

Audi Wins With Diesel At Sebring 12-Hour
20th March, 2006
The Audi R10 TDI has written motor sport history, winning the 12-hour race at Sebring, USA over the weekend ..... more

Nissan Develops Distance Control Assist System
19th March, 2006
In its ongoing efforts to improve traffic safety, Nissan has announced the development of Distance Control Assist System, an electronic system that helps drivers control the distance between themselves and the vehicle in front ..... more

Zetec Arrives To Complete New Fiesta Line-Up
16th March, 2006
Ford Australia's new 2006 Fiesta range is now complete, following the addition of the sporty Zetec models to the line-up ..... more

Australia's Cadillacs For 2007
15th March, 2006
Cadillac, the luxury car division of America's General Motors Corporation, is expanding the availability of right-hand drive models, hence putting Australia on their 'radar' ..... more

ForMotion Sees An Increase In VW’s Earnings
15th March, 2006
The Volkswagen Group significantly increased its earnings last year thanks to the ForMotion programme and a comprehensive new model initiative ..... more

Land Rover 2006 Heritage Weekend
15th March, 2006
The annual Heritage Land Rover Weekend will take place during the British May Day Bank Holiday weekend, at the Heritage Motor Centre ..... more

Ford Adds Fuel To The Energy Debate
14th March, 2006
Calling on American lawmakers to "act with urgency," a Ford executive has told the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee that policies are needed to support an aggressive, integrated approach by industry and government ..... more

The Passat is Europe’s Number One
14th March, 2006
The Passat has won what is one of Europe’s most prestigious and important readers’ polls, in which over 40 million readers of 24 European magazines published by the AutoBild Group took part ..... more

Land Rover's E-terrain Technology Concept
13th March, 2006
Land Rover is showcasing innovative technologies – collectively known as the e-Terrain System – that reduce both fuel consumption and CO2 emissions while also improving the outstanding breadth of capability of Land Rover’s 4x4 vehicles ..... more

Evo IX Finishes Debut Rally, But Misses Podium
13th March, 2006
Team Mitsubishi Ralliart has achieved its primary aim with the debut of its first Evolution IX Lancer by finishing the season-opening Capital Rally in Canberra ..... more

Precious Metal - The Peugeot 407 Coupe
7th March, 2006
Peugeot have announced the pricing structure for the stunning new 407 Coupe, which goes on sale in Australia later this month ..... more

The Top Drive of 2005!
OF 2005!

Review content by Marque/Manufacturer:

Aixam  Alfa Romeo  Aston Martin  Audi  Bentley  BMW  Cadillac  Caterham  Chevrolet  Chrysler  Citroen  Dacia  Daewoo  Dodge  Elfin  Ferrari  Fiat  Ford  FPV  General Motors  Holden  Honda  HSV  Hummer  Jaguar  Jeep  Kia  Lamborghini  Land Rover  Lotus  Maserati  Maybach  Mazda  Mercedes-Benz  MG  Mini  Mitsubishi  Morgan  Nissan  Noble  Opel  Pagani  Peugeot  Pontiac  Porsche  Proton  Renault  Rolls Royce  Rover  Saab  Saturn  Seat  Skoda  Smart  Subaru  Suzuki  Tempest  Vauxhall  Volkswagen  Volvo 

Other news:

Antonov  Connaught  Freestream  Jayco 

Receive an automotive news summary periodically and more by e-mail,
SUBSCRIBE to our free newsletter here.
Simply send a blank e-mail to lodge your subscription.

Click the logo for our home page

E-mail Next Car Pty Ltd

Next Car Pty Ltd   (ABN 47106248033)
Copyright © 2006. All rights reserved.