MG Magnette ZB Saloon replaced the ZA model which was discontinued in the summer of 1956. Modifications includes a straight chrome strip on the body sides and a parcel shelf below the facia. Manumatic two-pedal control is optional and a new variant was introduced, called the Magnette Varitone, with wrapround rear window and two-colour paint finish, divided by a chrome strip.
MG MGA Hard-top Coupé is an addition to the popular open model which continue with slight modifications to the hood in the form of added quarter lights; a detachable hard-top is optionally available. The output of the 1489-cc engine is increased from 68 to 72 bhp.