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27th February 2001
MG'S NEW Z CAR IDENTITY
The new range of MG Saloons recently launched under their X development
codenames are now officially identified with a 'Z' prefix and the letter R,
S or T for each model designation.
The new MG Saloons will therefore be known as the
Core versions of the MG saloons will be further distinguished by the
engine's power output, so the MG ZR with the VVC engine producing 160Ps will
carry the ZR160 identity.
- MG ZR (for the smaller MG code-named 'X30'),
- MG ZS (for the MG code-named 'X20') and
- MG ZT (for the larger MG, code-named 'X10').
Historically MG saloons have followed similar double-letter identities with
occasional acknowledgements to their horsepower ratings. A selection of MG
saloons include; the 1924 14/28 MG vee-front, the 1928 18/80 Mark I, the
K-type Magnette K.1 (KA, KB & KD engines), the 1934 KN Magnette, SA (or
2-litre), VA (or 1½-litre), WA (or 2.6-litre), Y-type YA & YB (or 1¼-litre)
and ZA & ZB Magnette.
Issued by MG Rover Group Communications
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