UPDATE, 22 September: Pricing for the 2021 Mazda BT-50 range has been announced, with the XT dual-cab chassis 4x2 kicking off the line-up at $44,090 plus on-road costs.
At the top-end of the range is the Mazda BT-50 GT dual-cab pick-up (style-side tub) 4x4 automatic at $59,990 plus-on road costs.
The new 2021 Mazda BT-50 goes on sale from 1 October 2020. See the bottom of this story for a full list of price and specs on each model offered in the range.
- 2021 Mazda BT-50 to start from $44,090 plus on-road costs
- Auto only for 4x2 buyers, but manual transmission available across 4x4 range
- Turbo diesel 3.0-litre four-cylinder producing 140kW/450Nm
- Three trim levels offered: entry-level XT, sportier XTR, and flagship GT
- Lots of safety gear as standard across the BT-50 line-up
- Single-cab and space-cab body styles coming
1 September: 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 'pick-up' 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 pick-up and manual 4WD pick-up, and up to 8.0L/100km in the cab chassis and automatic 4WD pick-up bodies.
2021 Mazda BT-50: Key dimensions and capabilities
|Measure||XT Dual Cab Chassis 4x2||XT Dual Cab Pick-up 4x2||XTR Dual CabPick-up 4x2||XT Dual Cab Chassis4x4||XT Dual CabPick-up 4x4||XTR Dual CabPick-up 4x4||GT Dual CabPick-up 4x4|
|Payload (kg)||1,081||1,075||1,055||1,106 (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)||29.6||30||30.4||29.6||30||30.4||30.4|
|Departure Angle (degrees)||25.3||23.9||24.2||25.3||23.9||24.2||24.2|
|Rampover Angle (degrees)||23.9||23.3||23.8||23.9||23.3||23.8||23.8|
|Wading Depth (mm)||800||800||800||800||800||800||800|
Mazda BT-50 XT
- 17-inch alloy wheels
- LED Headlamps with manual levelling
- Power-adjustable body-coloured exterior mirrors
- Black cloth seat trim
- 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 Pick-up)
- 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
2021 Mazda BT-50 Australian pricing
- BT-50 XT dual-cab chassis 4x2 auto – $44,090
- BT-50 XT dual-cab pick-up 4x2 auto – $45,490
- BT-50 XTR dual-cab pick-up 4x2 auto – $49,470
- BT-50 XT dual-cab chassis 4x4 manual – $49,360
- BT-50 XT dual-cab chassis 4x4 auto – $51,860
- BT-50 XT dual-cab pick-up 4x4 manual – $50,760
- BT-50 XT dual-cab pick-up 4x4 auto – $53,260
- BT-50 XTR dual-cab pick-up 4x4 manual – $54,710
- BT-50 XTR dual-cab pick-up 4x4 auto – $57,210
- BT-50 GT dual-cab pick-up 4x4 manual – $56,990
- BT-50 GT dual-cab pick-up 4x4 auto – $59,990
Note: all prices exclude on-road costs.