The new Mazda BT-50 line-up has been launched, with more body styles will be available in the future.
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The 2021 Mazda BT-50 range has been announced, with three trim levels available in a combination of drivelines and bodies, headed-up by the dual-cab range initially.

Buyers of the new BT-50, co-developed alongside the recently-launched Isuzu D-Max range, will be able to choose between the entry-level XT, the sportier XTR, or the range-topping GT.

All models are available with a style-side tub – referred to by Mazda as a 'pickup' body – while the more fleet-focussed XT also offers a dual-cab chassis option, allowing a tray or box to be fitted.

As reported in August, late 2020 will see the BT-50 range will gain space-cab variants – to be referred to as the 'freestyle' body by Mazda, with rear hinged back doors allowing easier access to the rear seats – while a single-cab body is expected in early 2021.

The XT cab chassis also gets heavy-duty leaf springs on the live (rigid) rear axle, bumping payload capacities up (see table below).

Rear-wheel drive models are available in XT and XTR specification with the flagship GT grade exclusively available with four-wheel drive.

All Mazda BT-50 models are powered by a 3.0-litre turbo diesel four-cylinder producing 140kW/450Nm, with either a six-speed manual or six-speed automatic available across the 4x4 range.

Those opting for the 4x2 models are available only automatic transmission.

Fuel consumption for the new BT-50 ranges from a claimed 7.7 litres per 100 kilometres combined in the automatic RWD pickup and manual 4WD pickup, and up to 8.0L/100km in the cab chassis and automatic 4WD pickup bodies.

2021 Mazda BT-50: Key dimensions and capabilities

MeasureXT Dual Cab Chassis 4x2XT Dual Cab Pickup 4x2XTR Dual CabPickup 4x2XT Dual Cab Chassis4x4XT Dual CabPickup 4x4XTR Dual CabPickup 4x4GT Dual CabPickup 4x4
BrakedTowing (kg)3,5003,5003,5003,5003,5003,5003,500
UnbrakedTowing (kg)750750750750750750750
Payload (kg)1,0811,0751,0551,106 (m)1,096 (a)1,095 (m)1,090 (a)1,080 (m)1,070 (a)1,075 (m)1,065 (a)
Approach Angle (degrees)29.63030.429.63030.430.4
Departure Angle (degrees)25.323.924.225.323.924.224.2
Rampover Angle (degrees)23.923.323.823.923.323.823.8
Wading Depth (mm)800800800800800800800
Ground clearance(mm)235240240235240240240

Mazda BT-50 XT

Key features:

  • 17-inch alloy wheels
  • LED Headlamps with manual levelling
  • Power-adjustable body-coloured exterior mirrors
  • Black cloth seat trim
  • Air-conditioning
  • Power windows
  • Carpeted floors
  • Cruise Control (manual transmission)
  • Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop & Go (automatic transmission)
  • 7.0-inch full-colour infotainment touchscreen
  • Apple CarPlay (wireless and USB) and Android Auto (USB)
  • Bluetooth hands-free telephone and audio capability
  • DAB+ digital radio
  • Reverse camera
  • Rear-seat USB charging point (Dual Cab Chassis and Pickup)
  • Airbags SRS (driver, front passenger, side, curtain, driver’s knee and driver’s far- side)
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Attention Assist
  • 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 (4x4 models)
  • Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA)
  • Roll Over Protection (ROP)
  • Secondary Collision Reduction
  • Speed Assist System
  • Traction Control System (TCS)
  • Turn Assist
  • Steel spare wheel

Mazda BT-50 XTR

In addition to the XT, the XTR adds:

  • 18-inch alloy wheels
  • Exterior mirrors with power folding function
  • LED Headlamps with auto levelling
  • LED front fog lamps
  • Side steps
  • 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
  • 9.0-inch full-colour infotainment touchscreen
  • Satellite navigation
  • Advanced keyless entry
  • Alloy spare wheel

Mazda BT-50 GT

In addition to the XTR, the GT adds:

  • 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