Dropped my Plus Four off at the dealership today for a service and was shown the brochure for the new 2023 MY Plus Four. Interesting. As expected, driver and passenger airbags, so no Moto-lita steering wheel. Totally new dashboard, but not sure if I like it. Possibility of uprated brakes.
Seems to me just a function of wanting to more fully push into the US market, so I kind of understand that. Also understandable that it’s hard to justify that TC and airbag aren’t relevant safety measures everywhere else too, but the consequences may not align with the expectations of owners (either now or in the future). Only time will tell … inc whether MMC manage to innovate and fulfil both audiences at the same time.
I was told on the factory tour when I picked up my Six that airbags, traction control and new dashboard were going to be introduced to comply with US regs for a category known as "Specialist Manufacturers", Morgan believe this will enable them to sell the CX range into the US market. Personally I am glad that my car has none of these options and I expect there to be a strong pre-loved market for the early "unimproved" models going forward. The steering wheel issue alone will put potential buyers off, I am guessing. A Mota Lita or similar is a must for a Morgan IMO.
Agree completely but then many trad owners seem to be similarly about the CX cars. But for me though, the increased cockpit size of the CX was a game changer. Having a viable car for US market is probably the same for MMC.