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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)...

2021 Mazda BT-50 unveiled, in showrooms this year

The 2021 Mazda BT-50 ute has been unveiled ahead of its arrival in Australian showrooms before the end of this year. The firstly completely new model in 10 years marks the end of a 48-year partnership with Ford and commences a new journey with Isuzu. As CarAdvice has reported earlier, the 2021 Mazda BT-50 is based on the yet-to-be-released 2021 Isuzu D-Max, after Ford and Mazda decided to go separate ways...

New Mazda BT-50 teased, debut timing revealed – UPDATE: New image released

UPDATE: Mazda Australia has released a second teaser image of what is believed to be its brand new BT-50 ute, sharing a sneak peek at the car's updated grille and headlights. Two days ahead of its scheduled unveiling on June 17, 2020, Mazda's social media accounts shared an image of the car's facelifted front, featuring a chrome grille with horizontal bars (much like the one on the CX-8) and broad, angular headlights...

New Mazda BT-50 rendered: real deal coming soon to Australian showrooms

The new Mazda BT-50 is just around the corner and the good news is we won’t need to wait long before we find out what it really looks like. While this is an artist impression of the new Mazda BT-50 ute – inspired by Mazda’s recent design themes and an earlier pledge to make the new one more truck-like than the current model – CarAdvice understands it could be unveiled within months and in showrooms sooner than anticipated...

2019 Mazda BT-50 Boss revealed from $55,990

Mazda has added a new Boss to the BT-50 line-up, slotting a tougher-looking model above the existing GT flagship. Priced at $55,990 drive-away, the new BT-50 Boss gets a new eight-speaker Alpine audio system, including independent tweeters in the a-pillar for a 'pleasant upper range sound'. Otherwise, the car shares its specification with the BT-50 GT...

2016-18 Mazda BT-50 recalled over two issues

Mazda has recalled the 2016-18 BT-50 over two separate brake issues, following in the footsteps of Ford and the Ranger. Where Ford issued separate recall notices for the Ranger, Mazda has bundled the BT-50s affected into one basket. The first issue surrounds the front brake hose...

2019 Ford Ranger: Autonomous emergency braking standard, pressure on other utes to follow

The Ford Ranger is the first ute on sale in Australia with autonomous emergency braking (AEB) with pedestrian detection and speed sign recognition as standard across an entire range, from the cheapest tradie model to the flagship Raptor...

Who's making utes for whom?

Car companies have been sharing development costs for years, so it’s hardly shocking to see them doing the same with pickups/utes. For one, we’ve just seen Ford and Volkswagen announce the co-development of the next-generation Ranger and Amarok, due for market launch in 2022. Isuzu and Mazda are also sharing costs on the next D-Max/BT-50...

2011-15 Mazda BT-50 recalled

Mazda has recalled BT-50 models sold between October 21, 2011 and June 21, 2016, over concerns about the door latch tabs. According to the company, a broken locating tab could prevent the door from closing or, if the door is closed, make it unlatch on the move. A total of 53,320 units are affected by the campaign – a VIN list is attached here...