Due to be launched in Australia in late 2011, local testing of the system (referred to as Dynamic Stability Control, or DSC, by Mazda) is being carried out to ensure it is calibrated for our specific driving conditions.
DSC is a standard feature on all Mazda passenger vehicles, and Mazda Australia said the decision was a reflection of demand from ute customers to have car-like levels of safety available across the range.
Stability control is available in the higher-specification Toyota HiLux, Nissan Navara and Mitsubishi Triton models, and is either standard or optional on Ford Falcon and Holden Commodore utes.
The upcoming Volkswagen Amarok, which arrives in Australia next year, will come with stability control as standard, while the BT-50's twin, the Ford Ranger, will be offered with DSC from its launch next year.
The new BT-50 is expected to be offered with Mazda’s next-generation SKYACTIV-G and SKYACTIV-D engines, as well as the new six-speed automatic transmission.
Read more about the all-new 2011 Mazda BT-50 here.