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2020 Mazda BT-50 recalled due to seatbelt fault

Mazda Australia has recalled 130 examples of the 2020 Mazda BT-50 TF ute (MY20) as the rear seatbelt may have been installed incorrectly. The recall notice, lodged with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), says the pretensioner mechanism in the BT-50 could malfunction in the event of an accident, increasing the risk of injury to passengers...

2021 Isuzu D-Max X-Terrain price rises amid severe stock shortages

The Isuzu D-Max X-Terrain ute just got more expensive as of 1 January 2021, with the price increasing by $1000 to $59,990 drive-away. Isuzu says it will honour customer orders placed at the original launch offer price of $58,990 drive-away, however new buyers who walk into a showroom from now on will be quoted the higher price of $59,990 drive-away (not including metallic paint, which adds $500)...

Isuzu D-Max to stop production for three months, Mazda BT-50 ok for now

The waiting time for a new Isuzu D-Max ute is about to get longer, with production “suspended” for the next three months after a parts supplier was shut down in Europe due to COVID-19 – and its twin under the skin, the Mazda BT-50, is also likely to be affected. Although the Isuzu D-Max and Mazda BT-50 utes are made on the same production line in Thailand, parts for the jointly-developed vehicles are sourced globally...

2021 Mazda BT-50 price and specs: Single cab and Freestyle cab models join the range

2021 Mazda BT-50 gets XT-grade only for single and Freestyle cab Cab-chassis configuration across the range ANCAP 5-star safety retained Priced from $36,550 plus on-road costs The missing single cab and extra cab variants of the 2021 Mazda BT-50 have been announced, with Mazda taking a strictly work-focussed approach to the new additions...

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...