All-New Mazda BT-50 – A Winning Recipe
Mazda has developed a successful recipe for creating an outstanding truck. They have skillfully blended Mazda’s outstanding KODO design with power and robustness to deliver the All-New Mazda BT-50.
If the All-New Mazda BT-50 was a person, it would be classed as having multiple personalities. It is the tough uncompromising “9-to-5” workhorse, the ideal active lifestyle vehicle on the weekend and a comfortable family vehicle in-between times.
Mazda New Zealand Managing Director David Hodge said the Mazda designers have created a stunning looking vehicle that far exceeds the normal expectations of a truck.
“The exterior of the Mazda BT-50 quietly states class and quality that surpasses others in the segment and one that buyers will be proud to own. We are extremely excited to have the All-New Mazda BT-50 as part of the Mazda range and believe Kiwi motorists, who want the versatility a truck offers combined with car-like comfort and refinement, will find it hard to ignore.”
When it came to the exterior, the designers worked under the concept of “built for dress and jeans” that delivers a vehicle which shines equally in all situations – from formal through to rough off-road situations. The KODO design concept focuses on removing excess elements, but in the All-New Mazda BT-50 this has added density and depth, which in turn delivers a sense of design quality.
The front face - featuring the prominent grille and 3-dimensional signature wing with the deep and distinctive headlamps and fog lights sitting low and wide - provides a fearless, muscular look that is instantly recognisable as a Mazda. The rear of the truck is equally impressive with the bold flare of the fenders presenting a powerful stance while the tailgate is shaped towards the Mazda badge which creates a sense of continuity from the front to the rear.
The All-New Mazda BT-50 has been given new 17-inch and 18-inch alloy wheel designs that express the power, depth and strength to support the truck’s large body. To accentuate the stunning look and strength, the All-New Mazda BT-50 is available in six different exterior colours including the all-new Gun Blue Mica and Concrete Grey Mica, both unique to the BT-50.
David Hodge said: “The All-New Mazda BT-50 has to meet the needs of trades people, active life-stylers and families, so it was important the interior design catered for all of them. The Mazda designers, through their focus on detail and quality finishes, have delivered that in spades.
“They have successfully blended the sophisticated look seen in all Mazda passenger vehicles with the tough powerful look of a truck and created a comfortable spacious cabin of quality that is also highly functional.”
With stunning looks, performance and versatility, the All-New Mazda BT-50 will appeal to a wider audience than previous trucks, so it is imperative it ticks all the boxes.
The All-New BT-50’s 3.0L turbocharged diesel engine provides ample power and torque to enable powerful and responsive acceleration, with a 3,500kg braked towing capability.
At home on and off-road, the Mazda BT-50 needs to provide the same level of comfort found in a passenger vehicle, with seat design and comfort key to achieving this. There is increased front and rear shoulder room along with greater rear knee clearance. The seats are supportive and comfortable, and the seatback includes side bolsters that provide ample support while memory foam is employed with varying degrees of firmness.
Other features include Remote Engine Start on the Limited model, coming/leaving home lighting, rear vents and USB charger for rear seat passengers, a new audio system with the Limited models getting two additional ceiling mounted speakers. The 7-inch (GSX models) and 9-inch (GTX & Limited) touch screen infotainment systems both support Apple CarPlay and Android Auto and a 4.2-inch multi-information display (MID) across all models provides key driving information such as Traffic Sign Recognition (TSR).
The Mazda ownership experience has also been enhanced for the All-New Mazda BT-50 customer with a comprehensive Mazdacare programme. Mazdacare is a commitment Mazda makes to ensure each new vehicle continues to perform in optimum condition. For All-New Mazda BT-50 customers this means a 5 Years/150,000 Km Comprehensive New Vehicle Factory Warranty with a $250 (inc. GST) Fixed Price Servicing Programme for 5 Years/150,000 Km and free Mazda On-Call Roadside Assistance for 5 Years/Unlimited Km for total peace of mind.
The All-New Mazda BT-50 features the Double Cab Wellside body style and will be available in three grades: GSX, GTX and Limited. All models and will be available in 2WD and 4WD variants with pricing starting at $47,490 for the GSX 2WD.
2WD Double Cab
BT-50 Double Cab 2WD GSX Wellside 6-Speed Automatic
BT-50 Double Cab 2WD GTX Wellside 6-Speed Automatic
BT-50 Double Cab 2WD Limited Wellside 6-Speed Automatic
4WD Double Cab
BT-50 Double Cab 4WD GSX Wellside 6-Speed Automatic
BT-50 Double Cab 4WD GTX Wellside 6-Speed Automatic
BT-50 Double Cab 4WD Limited Wellside 6-Speed Automatic
*Recommended Retail Pricing inclusive of GST, excluding On-Road costs.