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MG ZT (2001 - 2005)

Last updated 27 November 2018

Model Timeline

June 1999

75 launched with choice of 120bhp 1.8, 150bhp 2.0 V6 or 177bhp 2.5 V6 petrol units. Also 116bhp 2.0CDT diesel engine available. All have 5-speed manual gearbox or option of 5-speed auto, and
a choice of Classic (from 10/99), Club or Connoisseur trim levels.

October 2000

Production of Longbridge 75s commences.

October 1999

SE packs available, offering more standard equipment.

January 2001

MG ZT and ZT-T launched, initially featuring the same engine range as the Rover 75. Ride and handling are suitably tuned, and the interior/exterior trim packs are given a more sporting emphasis.

March 2001

Tourer (estate) launched; engines and trims the same as the saloons.

November 2003

MG ZT 260 V8 is introduced. Available in standard and SE form, as well (later) in Tourer form.

January 2004

Facelift with new grille, bumpers, headlamps and upgraded interior trim.

May 2004

V8 introduced in saloon and estate forms with 256bhp 4.6-litre engine. 17-inch alloys, climate control, leather trim and heated seats are standard.

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