This Is Why The Versatile And Stylish Mazda BT-50 Could Be For You

This Is Why The Versatile And Stylish Mazda BT-50 Could Be For You
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The all-new Mazda BT-50 is the biggest change in the history of Mazda utes. This brand new Mazda BT-50 has improved significantly from previous generations in terms of safety, technology, and comfort. For many years there has been a connection between Mazda and Ford utes, but Mazda has teamed up with Isuzu for the Mazda BT-50 model. Below are some reasons why this ute is the complete package, and why you should test drive it to see if it could be the perfect car for you.

Value for Money

The new Mazda BT-50 comes in three grades – XT, XTR and GT. We have broken it down for you so you can see which of these dual cab ute models is the right choice. Although all the models come with a standard engine and a choice of six-speed manual or automatic transmission, there are a lot of differences between the models.

#1. XT Model

The XT comes as a 2-wheel drive/rear-wheel drive/4×2, or a 4-wheel drive/4×4. 

Standard equipment in the XT includes:

  • 17-inch allow wheels
  • LED headlights
  • power-adjustable mirrors
  • 4.2-inch driver display
  • 7-inch infotainment touchscreen system
  • Bluetooth connectivity to Apple Carplay and Android Auto
  • Air-conditioning with rear sear directional vents
  • Power windows
  • Automatic rain-sensing wipers
  • USB port
  • Rearview camera
  • Parking sensors
  • Blindspot monitor
  • Adaptive cruise control (in automatic models)
  • Rear cross-traffic alert
  • Autonomous emergency braking
  • Lane departure warning

#2. XTR Model

The next tier is the XTR – a car that embraces Mazda’s KODO design language, i.e. Soul of Motion.

The second tier up the BT-50 range is the XTR. It features impressive exterior upgrades from the XT like 18-inch allow wheels, LED fog lights to enhance the headlights, chrome grille and side steps.

On the inside, there are also several notable changes, like dual-zone climate control, leather trims, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, keyless entry and push-button start.

The infotainment system is also upgraded in this dual cab to a 9-inch touch screen to better view the reverse camera,  with satellite navigation, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay and a six-speaker audio system.

#3. GT Model (4×4 only)

The top tier is the GT model, loaded with impressive technology. 

It features heated exterior mirrors, heated seats, hill descent control, front parking sensors, the ability to start the engine remotely (automatic model only) and a leather interior.

This model of the Mazda BT-50 is great to get off the beaten track and driving in challenging off-road conditions.

#4. Custom choices

You can also add some custom choices to your Mazda BT-50, like one of the seven colour options, or different external accessories like mud flaps, roof racks, bull bars and a snorkel.

Technical Specs at a glance

Engine

  • Type: Four-cylinder diesel turbo
  • Capacity: 2,999cc
  • Power: 140kW
  • Torque: 450Nm

Transmission

  • Type: Six-speed auto or manual

Drivetrain

  • Type: Rear-wheel drive, selectable 4×4

Fuel Consumption

The fuel consumption and efficiency will vary, depending on the model you select.

Diesel consumption spans between 7.7 liters and 8.0 liters per 100 kilometers for all models, which is actually pretty good, as the previous vehicle model consumed 10.L/100km. 

The fuel tank has a capacity of 76 liters, and there is no long-range fuel tank available for any of the models.

All the BT-50 models comply with Euro 5 emission levels and are fitted with a diesel particulate filter (but no Afblue after treatment).

Final Verdict

The new Mazda BT-50 is an impressive offering by Mazda and stands apart from other utes in the same class. 

This dual cab ute is perfect to take off-road and offers accurate handling even in tough conditions. 

The Mazda ute is unlike other passenger cars and prioritises comfort, stylish design and excellent fuel economy.

The new Mazda BT-50 is an excellent ute with impressive safety features and is a competitive offering to similar vehicles.

What’s to love?

  • Styling is neat and clean and separate from Isuzu styling
  • Interior ambience and trim are excellent
  • Ride and handling is high quality
  • Latest technology installed

If you are looking for your next car, then any of the Mazda BT-50 models is the right vehicle for you. 

If you are interested, why not book a test drive and go see for yourself?

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