Mazda Australia is about to launch a special model, the BT-50 Thunder. Developed by Mazda Australia’s in-house engineering team it will be sold only on the Australian market.
It is based on the Mazda BT-50 GT dual-cab 4×4 and has a bold front-end treatment that includes a single hoop steel bullbar and a Lightforce dual-row LED lightbar. A set of Thunder decals grace the tub sides.
Mazda fits what it describes as, ‘sinister’ 18-inch black alloy wheels that sit inside wider fender flares. At the rear is a premium sports bar.
The additional equipment adds over $13,000 total value.
Regular Manufacturer’s Retail Listed Pricing (MRLP) is $65,990 (plus on-road costs) for manual BT-50 Thunder, and $68,990 for the automatic.
The Mazda BT-50 Thunder goes on-sale at a date yet to be specified in April 2021.
“We have been extremely pleased with how the Brand-New Mazda BT-50 has been received by our dealer partners, customers and media since its mid-2020 launch,” said Mazda Australia Managing Director, Vinesh Bhindi.
“The range-topping, uniquely-Australian BT-50 Thunder makes a strong statement with a bold and assertive aesthetic, while retaining the high level of specification and safety attributes expected of a Brand-New BT-50 model,” he said.