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Refreshed 2018 Mazda BT-50 launched…just for Australia

A new-look 2018 Mazda BT-50 has been released exclusively for the Australian market, with prices starting from $28,990 drive away.

THE NEW-LOOK 2018 Mazda BT-50 has been launched in Australia (Practical Motoring was unable to attend the local launch but is testing a new BT-50 in the next couple of weeks). The tweaks to the new-look BT-50 are exclusive to Australia and, says Mazda, is the most comprehensive update to the BT-50 since it was launched in 2011.

The new-look BT-50 gets a new bumper that’s been squared off at the outer edges, new fog light surrounds and a larger air intake and skid plate. The grille now carries horizontal lines to create an impression of width. XTR and GT grades will have premium chrome grille fins, paired with a dark grey lower bumper insert, while XT has a satin black grille fins and black bumper insert.

The front-end changes are bolstered by equipment upgrades across the range, which includes the introduction of Apple CarPlay and Android Auto across all grades – a first for Mazda across any of its vehicles.

The top-spec GT variant has been tweaked to be more competitive, and adds a chrome Sports Bar with integrated high-mounted LED stop light, a heavy-duty tub liner, tailgate central locking to safely secure gear in the tray and a single 12 volt auxiliary socket and light. The XT adds a Reverse Camera and a 7-inch Alpine Infotainment System.

Mazda Australia Managing Director, Vinesh Bhindi, said. “The BT-50 has already won fans in Australia, offering safety, comfort, performance and answering customer’s practical needs with great towing power and payload.

“We know Australian customers want all this and a tough looking exterior, so we heeded demand and worked with local engineers to refresh the front-end and toughen up the BT-50.”

“The utility segment is a huge priority in Australia and for Mazda; we’re always looking to improve and enhance our product offering, to remain competitive and appealing to our customers,” said Mr Bhindi.

Mazda has pushed out servicing costs on the BT-50 from 10,000km or 12 months, to 15,000km/12 months – servicing costs and projected savings below. Drive-away pricing on all variants is at the bottom.

SERVICING

15,000KM P/A

INTERVAL

2 YEARS

3 YEARS

5 YEARS

Previous model

10k / 12 mth

$ 1,414

 $ 2,052

 $ 3,537

New-Look Mazda 

BT-50

15k / 12mth

$ 1,091

 $ 1,522

 $ 2,683

 

Improvement

$ 323

 $ 530

 $ 854

PRICING

4×2

 

Model

Driveaway price

6M 2.2L SINGLE C/CH XT 4X2

$28,990

6A 2.2L SINGLE C/CH XT 4X2

$32,205

6M 3.2L SINGLE C/CH XT 4X2

$32,205

6M 3.2L FREESTYLE C/CH XT 4X2

$34,490

6A 3.2L FREESTYLE C/CH XT 4X2

$36,490

6M 3.2L DUAL C/CH XT 4X2

$36,198

6M 3.2L DUAL CAB UTILITY XT 4X2

$35,990

6A 3.2L DUAL CAB UTILITY XT 4X2

$37,990

6M 3.2L DUAL CAB UTILITY XTR 4X2

$39,990

6A 3.2L DUAL CAB UTILITY XTR 4X2

$41,990

4×4

 

Model

Driveaway price

6M 3.2L SINGLE C/CH XT 4X4

$37,990

6A 3.2L SINGLE C/CH XT 4X4

$39,990

6M 3.2L FREESTYLE C/CH XT 4X4

$40,490

6A 3.2L FREESTYLE C/CH XT 4X4

$43,490

6M 3.2L FREESTYLE CAB UTILITY XTR 4X4

$45,990

6A 3.2L FREESTYLE CAB UTILITY XTR 4X4

$47,990

6M 3.2L DUAL C/CH XT 4X4

$41,198

6M 3.2L DUAL CAB UTILITY XT 4X4

$40,990

6A 3.2L DUAL CAB UTILITY XT 4X4

$42,990

6M 3.2L DUAL CAB UTILITY XTR 4X4

$46,990

6A 3.2L DUAL CAB UTILITY XTR 4X4

$48,990

6M 3.2L DUAL CAB UTILITY GT 4X4

$49,990

6A 3.2L DUAL CAB UTILITY GT 4X4

$51,990

 


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