The New MG ZT

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The new MG ZT 190

6th September, 2004

The Australian launch of the MG ZT in 2002 reawakened MGs long tradition of building sports saloons. The MG ZT was the fastest and most dynamic of a range of sporting saloons from MG that first appeared in 1926 with the launch of the 4-seat MG 14/28 Super Sports.

Since its launch, the MG ZT has won many fans, with most owners opting for the superior levels of driving dynamics to those delivered by competitive cars.

In keeping with its reputation as a genuine European touring car, the changes unveiled in this, MGs 80th anniversary year, are evolutionary in their scope.

The external changes are the most noticeable; from the restyled, sharper-edged more contemporary front, incorporating a more prominent MG family radiator grille, through updated alloy wheel designs, to the revised lower lip rear spoiler, all changes combine to increase the MG ZTs road presence.

Safety and security have also been upgraded, with the fitment as standard of the new style headlamps with halogen projector units, remote control boot opening and superlocking on all doors.

Engineering changes have focussed on the area of handling and driving dynamics. With class-leading dynamics, we have taken great pains not to reduce the handling superiority, rather, to revise the suspension settings to afford more travel in the suspension, taking the edge off the ride firmness.

Interior changes have likewise been kept to a minimum. Improvements have been made to the seat bolsters so as to increase comfort levels, new instrumentation and backlighting for greater visibility and ease of use, a revised dashboard and console texture finish, and improved rear legroom with reprofiled seat cushions and squabs.

With the MG ZT range now including the welcome addition of a thoroughbred V8 power plant (see story), this class-leading motor vehicle range has yet again set standards in handling, performance and overall driving dynamics that others can only follow.

Additional Standard equipment now includes:
Leather Seats
CD Stacker
MP3 compatible Sound System
Power Adjust Front Seats
Dual-Zone Automatic Temperature Control (ATC)
Trip Computer
Halogen Projector Headlamps

Standard Equipment

MG ZT 180 auto: Adaptive 5-speed automatic transmission and 133 kW Quad Cam V6 engine
MGZT 190: 5 speed Getrag Manual and 140 kW Quad Cam V6 engine

Cruise Control
ABS Brakes with EBD
Front, side and Roof Airbags
Seatbelt Pretensioners for all seating positions
Power Windows and Mirrors
18 Alloy Wheels
Ventilated Front and Rear Disc Brakes
Rear Lip Spoiler
Front Fog Lamps
Remote Central Locking

$59,990 ZT 190 V6 Manual
$60,990 ZT 180 V6 Automatic
$9,900 for Sprintex V6 Tuning Kit (MG ZT 220S)
$89.990 ZT 260 V8

All Prices Exclude Dealer & Statutory Charges

Retail Launch:- September 2004

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