Mazda BT-50 range expanded
Available from January 2022, Mazda’s premium utility vehicle expands its offer further with the first-ever BT-50 SP model and the introduction of a new 1.9-litre turbo-diesel engine option.
“As we move towards the brand-new BT-50’s second year, we are already focused on evolving the product and offering wider customer choice, which is a hallmark of our business,” said Mazda Australia Managing Director, Vinesh Bhindi.
“The new Mazda BT-50 SP model brings a strong, sporty aesthetic with impressive equipment levels, while the new 1.9-litre turbo-diesel drivetrain delivers a highly capable entry point into the BT-50 model range.
“Brand-new Mazda BT-50 has performed strongly in 2021, with July recording the second-highest sales month in the nameplate’s history.
“July also saw the range surpass the total 2020 BT-50 sales figure. These impressive results have enabled us to secure additional supply from November production.”
Positioned above the luxuriously appointed BT-50 GT Dual Cab Pickup, the factory-produced BT-50 SP uses a combination of black and dark grey exterior features to give a sporty appeal. Building on the highly specified GT, which includes heated front seats and an auto-dimming interior mirror, the SP adds:
Dark metallic grey roof rails
Gunmetal signature wing
Gloss black exterior mirrors
Gloss black door handles
Satin black 18-inch alloy wheels
Dark grey side steps
Driftwood leather and black synthetic suede interior trim
Manually-operated black roller tonneau cover
Gloss black sail-plane sport bar
Front bumper lower decoration trim
Gloss black wheel flares
BT-50 SP is powered by the current 3.0-litre turbocharged diesel four-cylinder engine, producing 140kW and 450Nm. Exclusively available in 4 x 4 Dual Cab Pickup form, the BT-50 SP comes with a choice of six-speed manual or automatic transmissions.
With a new 1.9-litre turbocharged diesel engine, the new Mazda BT-50 XS grade presents an exciting entry into the BT-50 model range.
Available in three styles (4 x 2 Single Cab Chassis, 4 x 2 Dual Cab Pickup and 4 x 4 Dual Cab Pickup), the BT-50 XS’s four-cylinder turbo-diesel generates 110kW and a 350Nm torque peak and is capable of towing up to three tonnes. All models feature a six-speed automatic transmission.
Mazda BT-50 XS rides on steel wheels, with key equipment otherwise identical to the existing 3.0-litre XT.
BT-50 XS AND XT SPECIFICATION HIGHLIGHTS
17-inch steel wheels (XS)
17-inch alloy wheels (XT)
LED Headlamps with manual levelling
Power-adjustable body-coloured exterior mirrors
Black cloth seat trim
Cruise Control (XT manual transmission)
Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop & Go (automatic transmission)
7-inch full-colour infotainment touchscreen
Apple CarPlay® (wireless and USB) and Android™ Auto (USB)
Bluetooth® hands-free telephone and audio capability
DAB+ digital radio
Rear-seat USB charging point
Airbags SRS (driver, front passenger, side, curtain, driver’s knee and driver’s far-side)
Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
Automatic High Beam (AHB)
Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB)
Blind Spot Monitor (BSM)
Dynamic Stability Control (DSC)
Emergency Lane Keeping (ELK) – Overtaking
Emergency Stop Signal (ESS)
Hill Descent Control (HDC)
Hill Launch Assist (HLA)
Lane Departure Warning (LDW)
Lane Departure Prevention (LDP)
Lane-keep Assist System (LAS) (automatic transmission only)
Locking Rear Differential (LRD) – switchable on/off (4×4 models)
Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA)
Rear Parking Sensors (Pickup body only)
Roll Over Protection (ROP)
Secondary Collision Reduction
Speed Assist System
Traction Control System (TCS)
A new Dual Cab Chassis XTR variant joins the line up alongside the existing XTR Dual Cab Pickups.
Available in 4 x 4, with a six-speed automatic transmission and 3.0-litre turbo-diesel engine, the XTR Dual Cab Chassis can be customised with a variety of trays to suit the task at hand.
BT-50 XTR SPECIFICATION HIGHLIGHTS (IN ADDITION TO XT)
18-inch alloy wheels
Exterior mirrors with power folding function
LED Headlamps with auto levelling
LED front fog lamps
LED signature daytime running lamps
Dual-zone climate control air-conditioning with rear vents
Leather wrapped steering wheel and gear knob
Auto-dimming interior mirror
Rear seat with centre armrest
9-inch full-colour infotainment touchscreen
Advanced keyless entry
The high-grade Mazda BT-50 GT is exclusively available in Dual Cab Pickup form.
KEY SPECIFICATION HIGHLIGHTS (IN ADDITION TO XTR)
Chrome exterior mirrors with heating function
Brown leather seat trim
Driver’s seat with eight-way power adjustment
Heated front seats
Remote engine start (automatic transmission)
Front parking sensors
The market-specific BT-50 Thunder continues to sit at the head of the Mazda BT-50 range.
The variant features a single hoop steel front bull bar, Lightforce dual-row LED lightbar, 18-inch Black alloy wheels, fender flares, side steps, premium sports bar, electric roller tonneau and tub liner.
Following customer feedback, all BT-50 models now feature a new Lane Support System button. By pressing and holding this button for two seconds, drivers can disable the standard Lane Support systems where required.
Other changes include black (rather than body-colour) rear bumpers for all cab chassis models, also in response to dealer and customer feedback.
MAZDA BT-50 AVAILABLE EXTERIOR PAINT FINISHES:
True Black Mica
Ingot Silver Metallic
Concrete Grey Mica
Gun Blue Mica
Rock Grey Mica
Red Volcano Mica
MAZDA BT-50 AVAILABLE UPHOLSTERIES:
Black Cloth (XS, XT, XTR)
Brown Leather (GT, Thunder)
Driftwood Leather and Cloth (SP)
Further specification and pricing details of the Brand-New Mazda BT-50 range will be announced closer to market launch.