Loading indicator
News & Reviews
Last 7 Days
Mazda to retain current BT-50 beyond 2020

Most Recent posts

Mazda to retain current BT-50 beyond 2020

Mazda will continue to offer the Mazda BT-50 in its current form and shape beyond 2020 while its joint venture with Isuzu progresses. Speaking to the media at the 2017 Los Angeles motor show, Mazda Australia's managing director Vinesh Bhindi confirmed that there are no plans to alter the BT-50 or adopt any Ford Ranger-based changes until the next generation...

Recent Posts
2015-16 Mazda BT-50 recalled for shifter fix
7
Comments

2015-16 Mazda BT-50 recalled for shifter fix

Mazda Australia has issued a recall for its BT-50 ute sold during 2015 and early-2016, over concerns manual examples could experience a loss of drive. The Japanese manufacturer says affected utes could be fitted with a gearshift cable retaining clip that isn't fully engaged, which could lead to the gearshift cables moving out of position and contacting the propeller shaft...


2017 Mazda BT-50 XTR dual-cab review
17
Comments

2017 Mazda BT-50 XTR dual-cab review

The Mazda BT-50 XTR is a value packed alternative to those wanting to save a little bit of money over the most expensive dual-cab in the Japanese manufacturer's ute range.


2016-17 Mazda BT-50 recalled for airbag fix
3
Comments

2016-17 Mazda BT-50 recalled for airbag fix

Mazda has issued a recall for 277 examples of its late-2016 to early-2017 BT-50 utes over concerns faulty initiators may cause the side airbags to not inflate in a collision. The Japanese manufacturer reports that an incorrect chemical mixture could cause the inflator to not initiate, meaning the airbag may not deploy in the event of a crash...


Mazda 6, RX-8, BT-50 recalled for Takata airbags - UPDATE
20
Comments

Mazda 6, RX-8, BT-50 recalled for Takata airbags - UPDATE

UPDATE: Mazda Australia has confirmed that 5117 vehicles in Australia are fitted with the more dangerous 'Alpha' airbags locally, with 3693 of these units already repaired (72.2 per cent). That leaves 1424 vehicles outstanding, though the local arm has confirmed with CarAdvice that these vehicles were already subject to the original Takata airbag recalls that were issued over the past two years...


Mazda BT-50 tackles the Birdsville Track
8
Comments

Mazda BT-50 tackles the Birdsville Track

I have to be honest. When I was asked to drive 636 kilometres on a dirt road to the middle of nowhere with, gasp, no phone service, I was hesitant. But after coming to the realisation I had never been to outback Australia before, I simply had to say yes. After all, a break from emails and social media might actually do me some good...


Holden reveals newest race car... and it's a ute!
104
Comments

Holden reveals newest race car... and it's a ute!

Holden has taken the wraps off its latest Australian race car… and it’s a ute! The production-based Holden Colorado SuperUte will hit Aussie race tracks in 2018 when the all-new SuperUtes Series launches as replacement for the now ageing Ford versus Holden V8 Utes category...


2017 Mazda BT-50: Alpine infotainment and navigation added as prices go up
59
Comments

2017 Mazda BT-50: Alpine infotainment and navigation added as prices go up

The country's seventh-best-selling dual-cab utility, the Mazda BT-50, has had its infotainment package upgraded, with the fresh addition of a new system from well-known electronics company Alpine. Mazda Australia has announced that all mid-spec XTR and top-spec GT BT-50 models rolling into dealerships from today will sport, as standard, a new 8...


Mazda claims an AEB 'safety revolution'
136
Comments

Mazda claims an AEB 'safety revolution'

Mazda Australia claims to have completed its "standard safety revolution" after adding autonomous emergency braking (AEB) as standard to its CX-3 small crossover last week. The company has progressively made its Smart City Brake Support - Forward (SCBS-F) system standard on its core passenger and SUV range, putting it at the pointy end of the market...


Isuzu and Mazda ute deal clarified
26
Comments

Isuzu and Mazda ute deal clarified

The oft-discussed partnership between Isuzu Ute and Mazda, which will see the former provide utility vehicles to the latter, remains a subject of intense sensitivity and secrecy. However, we can clarify, for anyone not quite clear on the deal announced last July, that the deal is a supplier partnership rather than a joint-venture...


March sales: Three utes in overall top five
115
Comments

March sales: Three utes in overall top five

Three of the top-five selling vehicles in Australia, over the course of a record-setting March, were utes. Furthermore, light commercial vehicles attained a mammoth 21 per cent share of the total market, compared to SUVs (39.4) and passenger cars (37)...


2011-2012 Mazda BT-50 recalled for transmission fix
8
Comments

2011-2012 Mazda BT-50 recalled for transmission fix

Mazda has issued a recall for 5200 of its 2011 and 2012 BT-50 utes fitted with the automatic transmission over concerns a faulty sensor could cause the transmission to downshift into first gear unexpectedly. The Japanese manufacturer reports the Output Shaft Speed Sensor in affected vehicles could fail intermittently, which could result in an unintended downshift into first gear...


January Sales: Toyota HiLux edges Ranger and Colorado
26
Comments

January Sales: Toyota HiLux edges Ranger and Colorado

Now that we’re acclimatised to the idea of a light commercial being the nation’s top-selling vehicle for a calendar year, we can watch the market with a different set of eyes. We’re only one month into 2017, but the January figures for ute sales make for interesting reading, mostly on account of the ever-growing Toyota HiLux versus Ford Ranger battle — billed by some as the new Commodore v Falcon rivalry...


2017 Mazda BT-50 XTR Freestyle Cab review
12
Comments

2017 Mazda BT-50 XTR Freestyle Cab review

Considering an extra-cab ute? Need to prioritise load capacity over rear passenger comfort? Then the 2017 Mazda BT-50 XTR Freestyle Cab could be the ute for you.


Mazda Australia says current range is "best line-up" for target customers
71
Comments

Mazda Australia says current range is "best line-up" for target customers

Look at the sales charts and, overall, Mazda Australia and its current eight-vehicle line-up is hitting the mark with buyers, helping the local division lay claim to the title of second-highest-selling brand in the country, and more than 10 per cent market share. But it's so far done so with only one commercial model – the Mazda BT-50...


2016 Mazda BT-50 XTR Kuroi Pack Review
38
Comments

2016 Mazda BT-50 XTR Kuroi Pack Review

The Mazda BT-50 XTR dual-cab is the subject of deals at the moment, with the cool-looking Kuroi Pack. This staple remains a solid offering.


CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for September 16, 2016
13
Comments

CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for September 16, 2016

Welcome to the CarAdvice.com News Desk, a regular video wrap of the latest happenings in the automotive world and Australia's new-car market. Keeping you in the loop, Tegan Lawson presents a weekly video from the CarAdvice Garage, with everything you need to know about the week in news and reviews...


2011-2015 Mazda BT-50 recalled for rear seat fix: 33,000 vehicles affected - UPDATE
8
Comments

2011-2015 Mazda BT-50 recalled for rear seat fix: 33,000 vehicles affected - UPDATE

Update - Mazda Australia has confirmed the number vehicles affected by this recall. See article for details Mazda has issued a recall for 33,655 of its BT-50 dual cab utes sold between 2011 and 2015 over concerns the rear seatbacks could unlock when braking. The manufacturer reports the end of the return spring for the rear folding seat back latch could break, causing the mechanism to malfunction...


Mazda Australia excited by Isuzu Ute deal
35
Comments

Mazda Australia excited by Isuzu Ute deal

Mazda Australia says news that its parent company will develop the next BT-50 pickup ute with Isuzu, instead of Ford, has been met with universally strong support from its dealer network and other key stakeholders. As we reported a few weeks ago, the two Japanese companies announced a basic agreement that will see Isuzu produce the next generation Mazda ute, based on Isuzu’s D-Max, with input from both...


Utes or trucks - what's in a name?
114
Comments

Utes or trucks - what's in a name?

Strewth! There’s been a lot of noise the last week or so in the automotive world surrounding some seemingly not-so-patriotic language creeping into our local dealer showrooms. CarAdvice first flagged the issue some 12 months ago, but it seems only now the rest of Australia, including sections of the motoring media, is catching on...