MG Rover has finally added automatic ‘180 Sports Auto#; models to its top Rover 75-based MG ZT sports saloon range. The new derivatives combine the 2.5-litre KV6 engine with a five-speed JATCO automatic gearbox.

In the UK home market, two trim levels are available; the ZT 180 and ZT+ 180 with ATC air conditioning, rear electric windows, CD autochanger and boot lid spoiler.

Prices range from £20,995 ($US29,900) to £21,695 and estate (wagon) versions cost an extra £1000.