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2021 Mazda BT-50 scores five stars for safety, loses points for pedestrian protection

The Mazda BT-50 has been awarded a five-star safety rating, making it one of the safest utes on sale in Australia alongside its twin under the skin, the Isuzu D-Max. However, testing by the Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) – which compares crash safety, collision avoidance technology, and likely injuries to pedestrians and cyclists – found the Mazda BT-50’s bold nose marked it down slightly compared to the Isuzu D-Max...

CarAdvice decides: New D-Max, or new BT-50?

Never ask a parent who their favourite child is – doubly so when it's twins. Of course, the crowd in the CarAdvice content team could never cower before such tough questions, so here it is: of the new-generation 2021 Isuzu D-Max and 2021 Mazda BT-50 twins, which would our team James Ward – Director of Content D-Max – the black contrast elements on the X-Terrain look much tougher than the chrome on the Mazda, and for mine, that's a big part of a ute's appeal...

2021 Isuzu MU-X, Mazda 'CX-70' SUVs imagined

With the 'Isuzda' alliance up and running, now that both the 2021 Isuzu D-Max and 2021 Mazda BT-50 ranges have hit Australian showrooms, what else can we expect from the Isuzu-Mazda partnership? Well, we don't know for sure. The recent discovery of a series of MU-X patent images paints a clear picture of what Isuzu has in store for its seven-seat SUV range...

2021 Mazda BT-50 v Isuzu D-Max: Price and equipment differences

The 2021 Mazda BT-50 and Isuzu D-Max are twins under the skin, made on the same production line and – presumably – cost the same to build. But as we discovered, manufacturing cost has little to do with how car companies set prices – and there are numerous examples that defy logic...

2021 Mazda BT-50 price and specs: Dual-cab from $44,090 plus on-road costs

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...

2021 Mazda BT-50: Accessories program launches, full range to exceed 100 options

Mazda has released details of their forthcoming 2021 BT-50 ute accessory program, which will include over one hundred options for the new ute. “The commercial vehicle segment is of vital importance to Mazda Australia, and a strong accessories offer brings further customer personalisation opportunities,” said Vinesh Bhindi, Managing Director of Mazda Australia...

2021 Mazda BT-50 due October: What the Isuzu D-Max means for its twin under the skin

The 2021 Mazda BT-50 is due to arrive in Australian showrooms in October, the Japanese brand has confirmed, however not all models will be available from launch. Mazda dealers have told CarAdvice there will initially be three model grades of the 2021 Mazda BT-50 double cab: XT, XTR and GT, the same as the outgoing model...

Mazda BT-50 opens order books, due in showrooms October

The all-new Mazda BT-50 ute is due in showrooms in October – just two months away rather than next year as originally expected – and dealers have already begun taking expressions of interest. Dealers contacted by CarAdvice say they are receiving unprecedented interest in the new model, which is the first new generation Mazda BT-50 in a decade and the first based on an Isuzu D-Max after Mazda’s 48-year partnership with Ford came to an end...

Rendered: our Mazda CX-50 takes BT-50 into the SUV space

What if Mazda followed its rivals into four-wheel-drive SUV territory and added a wagon variant to the BT-50 line-up? We give you the 2021 Mazda CX-50, our speculative concept of how such a model might look. Alright, let's talk about the name. Given its size, we initially felt something like CX-90 or even CX-100 would make good sense, sitting it either alongside or above the CX-9 on sheer dimensions alone...

How Australia shaped the 2021 Mazda BT-50

Mazda Australia played a pivotal role in the new generation BT-50 ute, after a partnership that spanned almost half a century ended with Ford. Development of the 2021 Mazda BT-50 started five years ago, and Australia was the driving force. The Mazda BT-50 is not a global model for the Japanese brand, however it is critical for Australia...

2021 Isuzu D-Max, Mazda BT-50: first utes with centre airbags

The 2021 Isuzu D-Max and 2021 Mazda BT-50 twins will have a centre airbag between the two front seats – making them among the first vehicles on sale in Australia with this advanced safety feature. Until now, a centre airbag has only been available in Australia on a $200,000 Audi A8 limousine (pictured below)...