Is Mazda's new four-wheel drive ute the smart choice in the segment?
Most flagship 4x4 utes have gone big on visual impact, with unmissable styling and tough-guy looks. Mazda plays by its own rule book, though, and while it may be square-jawed, the BT-50 GT is far subtler than most on the market.
Work is a dirty word at Mazda, it seems, at least as far as the new entry-level BT-50 is concerned.
The all-new Mazda BT-50 is finally available in Australia, and it's been a long time coming. Underneath, it's the same as the Isuzu D-Max, but with undoubted Mazda styling.
As the new-generation 2021 Mazda BT-50 nears its Australian debut, the time is right to look back on the outgoing model. How does it go? Read on! ...
Without base changes to keep it fresh, Mazda Australia has turned to window dressing to keep BT-50 sales buoyant. With a few more years to run before an all-new replacement arrives, Mazda’s ute gets a new face to help carry it through while the fundamentals fall into a holding pattern.
The 2018 Mazda BT-50 has been given a bolder front-end look, upgraded equipment and an improved cost of ownership. Can it still compete in the hard-fought ute segment?
The Mazda BT-50 XTR is a value packed alternative to those wanting to save a little bit of money over the most expensive dual-cab in the Japanese manufacturer's ute range.
I have to be honest. When I was asked to drive 636 kilometres on a dirt road to the middle of nowhere with, gasp, no phone service, I was hesitant. But after coming to the realisation I had never been to outback Australia before, I simply had to say yes. After all, a break from emails and social media might actually do me some good...
Considering an extra-cab ute? Need to prioritise load capacity over rear passenger comfort? Then the 2017 Mazda BT-50 XTR Freestyle Cab could be the ute for you.
The Mazda BT-50 XTR dual-cab is the subject of deals at the moment, with the cool-looking Kuroi Pack. This staple remains a solid offering.