The New MG ZT
The new MG ZT 190
6th September, 2004
The Australian launch of the MG ZT in 2002 reawakened MG’s 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, MG’s 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 ZT’s 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:
MG ZT 180 auto: Adaptive 5-speed automatic transmission and 133 kW Quad Cam V6 engine
All Prices Exclude Dealer & Statutory Charges
Retail Launch:- September 2004