Mazda Australia has announced two substantial new accessory packs that will bolster the offroad capability and visual impact of the flagship SP and Thunder models.
Adding more aggression to the SP model grade, the BT-50 SP Pro enhancement pack adds Nitrocharger suspension for the first time. Specifically tuned for the set-up of the vehicle, the new suspension incorporates upgraded springs that add a useful lift of up to two inches to increase the ute’s offroad prowess to greater effect, and pairs them to twin tube shock absorbers offering extra ride comfort on bitumen and off the beaten track. These modifications have been tested to ensure that the vehicle lift does not impact safety systems, including the standard-fit ABS and electronic stability control (DSC).
Exclusive new 18-inch wheels add to the visual impact and increase the vehicle’s track to further enhance its 4WD credentials, while an integrated Lightforce LED lightbar set into the front grille provides 1 lux of illumination at up to 569m.
As a finishing touch, BT-50 ‘SP Pro’ decals are applied to the lower flank of the ute.
The BT-50 SP Pro accessory pack is priced at $7,668 (recommended fitting price).
A BT-50 Thunder Pro pack is also available, building on the specification of the BT-50 Thunder model.
Key to the upgrade list is the addition of Old Man Emu BP-51 suspension, set up for medium load use where weight requirements range from 0 to 300kg. Locally developed and tested in the harshest conditions, the BP-51 kit features nitrogen-filled dampers with a remote reservoir, and is manually adjustable for compression and rebound.
Users can fully personalise their ride quality and enhance the driving experience whether they’re travelling with an unladen tray with passengers, carrying a heavy load or towing a fishing boat at the weekend.
Tuning was undertaken by the Mazda Australia engineering team to ensure correct calibration for the characteristics of BT-50.
A snorkel is also fitted to provide further protection from dust and when traversing deep water or travelling in remote environments, while round Lightforce LED driving lights support the lightbar for a combination that can illuminate at 1 lux for a distance of more than 1.1km ahead of the vehicle.
Newly designed Thunder Pro decals finish the unique look.
Priced at $9,046 RFP, the Thunder Pro enhancement pack represents a $500 saving for customers compared to specifying the same accessories individually.
Available to order from July 2023 at Mazda dealers nationwide, each BT-50 SP Pro and BT-50 Thunder Pro Mazda Genuine Accessory pack can be fitted retrospectively to existing customer vehicles, and come with a two-year warranty respectively.
When specified as part of a new vehicle order, the warranty increases to a full unlimited-kilometre, five-year duration provided the accessory packs are fitted upon delivery, “comfortably beating the aftermarket industry standard”.
More information on the BT-50 SP Pro and Thunder Pro packs can be accessed via the BT-50 accessory hub, which includes a handy payload calculator.