Nouveau visage pour les MG ZT et ZTT

Suite aux récents changements opérés sur la Rover 75 , les MG ZT subissent à leur tour ce re design.

Suite aux récents changements opérés sur la Rover 75 , les MG ZT subissent à leur tour ce re design.

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RELEASE IMMEDIATE January 27, 2004


MG Rover Group announces a revised and more stylish new MG ZT range, for dedicated sports enthusiasts. The range encompasses a choice of modern saloon and estate cars, with in-line 4-cylinder, V6 and V8 engines. New alloy wheel designs, instrumentation, seat fabrics and traffic management systems combine to increase specification, excitement and value of the latest ZT range.

Key visual changes focus naturally on the modernised MG character. The aerodynamic front bumper integrates a new MG radiator grille and new halogen projector headlamps generate a prominent identity. A clean surfaced new rear bumper extends the modern theme, with centrally placed model badging above.

Sales of the MG ZT saloon and ZT-T estate were up 28% in 2003, over 2002.

Rob Oldaker , MG Rover Group’s Product Development Director, commented: œThe MG ZT is an accomplished driving experience range-wide, be it the ZT 120, with its lightweight K Series engine to the 260 V8 with its wonderful soundtrack and awesome 410Nm of torque. The experience is always a thrill. Enthusiasts and determined business individuals will each be inspired by the charismatic dynamics that are available and the new sleeker design that provides a poise of real sporting definition. 

For further information please contact:

Kevin Jones , UK PR Communications Manager

Telephone: +44 (0) 121 482 5917 / +44 (0) 7885 288620, e-mail:

Ian O’Brien, UK Product PR Officer

Telephone: +44 (0) 121 482 5905 / +44 (0) 7702 341447, e-mail:

A full selection of copyright free images (for editorial purposes only) of the MG ZT/ZT-T are available on the dedicated media website:

Exterior design summary

The new ZT design captures a fresh spirit of style, perpetuating a lineage that can be traced from legendary MGs to the latest MG XPower SV super coupe. The stylish, integrated and more prominent MG grille is clearly DNA linked and set between standard fit, new halogen projector headlamps. Driving lamps and directional indicator repeater lamps are positioned low within the front bumper, which carries a profiled aero lip spoiler along its lower edge.

Exterior body and trim change summary

New front bumper style incorporating new MG grille

New style headlamps, with standard fit halogen projector lamps

A new style indicator and side indicator repeater lamps

New lower grilles in front bumper

New ˜centre-line’ badging strategy

Union and chequered flag badging positioned on both ˜D’ posts

190 / V8 badging positioned on front fenders of V6 and 260 models

New range of attractive alloy wheel designs

New clean-edge rear bumper design and lower tailgate profile

Uprated security features, including locking wheel bolts

Increased paint colour range, including new colours

– Black Pearl micatallic

– Firefrost Red micatallic

– Goodwood Green pearlescent

12 New Monogram paint colours in a range of 24 exclusive shades

Interior summary

MG ZT models carry a distinct interior environment, combining body-hugging sports seats and a clear fascia layout, now using a special Technical Grey finish. Black Oak treatment on the fascia and console is a new option, complemented by a Black Oak wood steering wheel. Burr Walnut can also be specified. New instrument graphics are now backlit illuminated in blue.

120, 160, 180 Sports Auto, CDTi and 190 models feature a new ˜ Summit ‘ fabric sports seat. Black leather trimmed sports seats are standard on SE derivatives. Rear passenger entry, egress and accommodation are improved with better foot and knee clearance from re-profiled seat cushions and squabs.

A leather and alloy gearknob , centre armrest with central storage, pollen filter and air conditioning are standard, with TrafficMaster Traffic Alert and TrafficMaster Smartnav navigation a UK model option.

Interior trim and equipment includes:
Sports seats with Summit centre fabric

Sports leather rimmed steering wheel

Leather and alloy finish gearknob

Perforated leather handbrake grip

Technical Grey fascia and console finish

Rear centre armrest

Driver’s seat height and lumbar adjustment

Centre armrest with storage

Rear seat load-though flap

Bright doorsill tread strips

Other key features include:
Sports suspension

Rear lip spoiler (saloon)

Solar controlled rear window glazing

Air conditioning

Pollen filter

Courtesy light ‘wake up’ at unlock

Courtesy light auto on with engine off

Courtesy light off delay

Pathway illumination facility

Accessory socket provision

Standard fit CD tuner

Central door locking, with plip controlled superlocking and opening

Single point entry facility and interior master locking switch

Automatic driveaway secure locking

Perimetric alarm system with passive arming/disarming

Features unique to ZT saloon
One-piece folding rear seat backrest

Double hinged boot lid for wide opening and easy access

Internal electric boot release button

Storage provision in rear centre armrest

Features unique to ZT-T estate
60/40 split folding rear seat backrest

Retractable carrying hooks in loadspace sidewall

Loadspace floor lashing points

Roller blind loadspace cover

Plip unlock of tailgate and tailgate glass

Rear wash-wipe with auto-on in reverse

Illuminated underfloor loadspace compartment

Features unique to ZT/ZT-T 120
17″ 5-spoke alloy wheels with 215/50×17 tyres

Concealed rear exhaust

Features on both ZT/ZT-T
Exhaust cut-out in bumper with heatshield finisher (CDTi/160/180/190)

Twin exhaust with bright tailpipe finishers (CDTi/160/180/190)

18″ ‘Grid Spoke’ alloy wheels with 225/45 ZR18 tyres (CDTi/160/180)

Ventilated rear disc brakes (180/190/260)

18″ ’11 Spoke’ alloy wheels with 225/45 ZR18 tyres (190/260)

Further uprated braking and chassis specification (190/260)

Additional features unique to 260
260Ps 4.6-litre V8 producing 410Nm torque at 4000rpm

Quad exhaust with heatshield finishers in bumper outlets

V8 and 260 ingot badging

Automatic temperature control air conditioning

Instant Tyre Repair system

Volumetric alarm with battery back-up for alarm sounder

‘+’ Pack models – additional features

ATC (automatic temperature control) air conditioning (full climate control with individual front temperature controls and adjustable rear vents)

CD autochanger and radio cassette player (instead of CD tuner)

Electric rear windows

Loadspace safety net (ZT-T only)

SE (Special Equipment) models – additional features
ATC (automatic temperature control) air conditioning (full climate control with individual front temperature controls and adjustable rear vents)

CD autochanger and radio cassette player (instead of CD tuner)

Electric (front and) rear windows

Loadspace safety net (ZT-T)

Front side head airbags (ITS)

18″ ‘Apex’ 10-spoke alloy wheels with shadow finish and 225/45 ZR18 tyres

Highline satellite navigation, trip computer, TV and teletext

Powered glass slide/tilt sunroof with blind and one-shot function

Black leather seat facings, heated front seats with power adjustment

Cruise control

Message centre instruments

Traction Control and heated windscreen washer jets

Auto-dimming rear view mirror

Rain sensing wipe system

Rear parking distance sensors

TrafficMaster Traffic Alert?

Xenon gas discharge headlamps with dynamic levelling and powerwash

For security and peace of mind, Superlocking disables door and tailgate lock releases and sophisticated electronic networks stand ready to trigger the alarm. In a feature combining safety with convenience, the Saloon’s boot can only be opened by the remote control. A robust engine immobiliser and remote control with continuously changing security code complete the anti-theft defences.