The Mazda BT-50 range has been expanded with the addition of two new variants along with upgrades to an existing model.
Mazda has announced the introduction of its first 4x2 Dual Cab Chassis model with the new Mazda BT-50 4x2 Dual Cab Chassis XT, featuring air conditioning, Bluetooth, cruise control, and power windows and mirrors.
The 4x2 Dual Cab Chassis XT scores the 4x4 Dual Cab Chassis XT’s 147kW/470Nm 3.2-litre five-cylinder turbo diesel engine and six-speed manual transmission providing a 4x4-equaling braked towing capacity of 3350kg, up from 2500kg, for a starting price of $34,590.
The second new model sees a six-speed automatic transmission find its way into the BT-50 4x2 Single Cab Chassis XT. The new gearbox is joined by Mazda's 110kW/375Nm 2.2-litre four-cylinder turbo diesel and Hi-Rider suspension. The changes won’t alter the ute's 2500kg braked towing capacity. A final price for the model is still yet to be confirmed.
The two new models are due to arrive in showrooms in a matter of weeks, with Mazda saying the inclusion of both new models is in direct response to customer demand for BT-50 variants.
The last Mazda treat is the new inclusion of an eight-way power-adjustable driver’s seat for the BT-50 4x4 Dual Cab Utility GT, adding another prestige feature to Mazda's range-topping luxury utility. The new seat does result in a slight price increase of $350, meaning $51,410 for the six-speed manual and $53,410 for the six-speed automatic.
Read CarAdvice's review of the Mazda BT-50.