NEW MAZDA BT-50 UTE: FIRST DETAILS

Mazda_BT-50_frontMazda Australia has provided details for its latest Mazda BT-50 ute. In a major change of direction the new BT-50 has been developed in partnership with Isuzu – the outgoing model was done in partnership with Ford.

Using the Mazda Kodo design BT-50 has sweeping crease lines running from the front grille to the mirrors then onto an unbroken centre line that flows from front to rear.

Inside, Mazda BT-50 has supportive seats in a wide cabin with a large touchscreen infotainment system with functionality including wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

Power comes from a 3.0-litre turbo-diesel engine with 140kW of power and 450Nm torque.

It has a 3500kg towing capacity and over 1000kg payload.

Mazda_BT-50_sideStandard safety features are auto emergency braking, lane keep assist, blind spot monitoring and rear cross traffic alert.

Mazda Australia Managing Director Vinesh Bhindi said Brand-new BT-50 sets a new benchmark in the segment.

“Brand-New Mazda BT-50 will bring unrivalled design, comfort and capability to the popular ute segment, raising the bar for what these customers can expect from their ute,” said Mr. Bhindi.

Mazda_BT-50_interiorNew Mazda BT-50 is scheduled to go on sale in Australia later in 2020. Potential customers are encouraged to register their interest in the Brand-new BT-50 to stay up to date with new news and availability for test drives.

About Ewan Kennedy

Ewan Kennedy, a long-time car enthusiast, was Technical Research Librarian with the NRMA from 1970 until 1985. He worked part-time as a freelance motoring journalist from 1977 until 1985, when he took a full-time position as Technical Editor with Modern Motor magazine. Late in 1987 he left to set up a full-time business as a freelance motoring journalist. Ewan is an associate member of the Society of Automotive Engineers - International. An economy driving expert, he set the Guinness World Record for the greatest distance travelled in a standard road vehicle on a single fuel fill. He lists his hobbies as stage acting, travelling, boating and reading.
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