Mazda announces enhanced BT-50 range

From January 2022, Mazda’s BT-50 range will incorporate the first-ever Mazda BT-50 SP model and a new entry-level 1.9-litre turbo-diesel powered BT-50 XS.

Since its 2020 introduction, the new-generation Mazda BT-50 has received critical acclaim for its mix of on-road refinement, off-road capability, and class-leading safety credentials.

“As we move towards the all-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 BT-50 SP model brings a strong, sporty aesthetic with impressive equipment levels, while the new 1.9-litre turbo-diesel powerplant delivers a highly capable entry point into the BT-50 model range.”

According to Bhindi, the new BT-50 has performed strongly in 2021 and in July recorded its second-highest sales month in the nameplate’s history.

“July also saw the range surpass the total 2020 BT-50 sales figure,” he added, “enabling 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 features a tasteful mix of black and dark grey exterior features varying from satin to gloss finishes to convey a sporty appeal.

Building on the highly specified GT, which already includes heated front seats and an auto-dimming interior mirror, the SP adds dark metallic grey roof rails, a black grille, a gunmetal signature wing, gloss black exterior mirrors and 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, tub liner, gloss black sail-plane sport bar, front bumper lower decoration trim and gloss black wheel flares.

BT-50 SP is powered by the 3.0-litre turbocharged diesel engine which packs 140kW and 450Nm.

It is exclusively available in 4×4 Dual Cab Pickup form and can be equipped with either a six-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmission.

Meanwhile, at the other end of the spectrum, the new Mazda BT-50 XS toting an all-new 1.9-litre turbocharged diesel engine coupled with a six-speed automatic transmission represents an enticing entry into the BT-50 model range.

Something of a pocket rocket, the engine generates 110kW and a very handy 350Nm of peak torque.

It’s available in three versions – 4×2 Single Cab Chassis, 4×2 Dual Cab Pickup and 4×4 Dual Cab Pickup – each having a maximum braked towing capacity of three tonnes.

BT-50 XS rides on robust work-oriented 17-inch steel wheels, with key equipment otherwise being identical to the well-equipped 3.0-litre XT which features 17-inch alloys.

This means a strong focus on advanced safety features and integrated connectivity technologies assisting in getting the job done safely and efficiently.

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