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.
10k / 12 mth
15k / 12mth
6M 2.2L SINGLE C/CH XT 4X2
6A 2.2L SINGLE C/CH XT 4X2
6M 3.2L SINGLE C/CH XT 4X2
6M 3.2L FREESTYLE C/CH XT 4X2
6A 3.2L FREESTYLE C/CH XT 4X2
6M 3.2L DUAL C/CH XT 4X2
6M 3.2L DUAL CAB UTILITY XT 4X2
6A 3.2L DUAL CAB UTILITY XT 4X2
6M 3.2L DUAL CAB UTILITY XTR 4X2
6A 3.2L DUAL CAB UTILITY XTR 4X2
6M 3.2L SINGLE C/CH XT 4X4
6A 3.2L SINGLE C/CH XT 4X4
6M 3.2L FREESTYLE C/CH XT 4X4
6A 3.2L FREESTYLE C/CH XT 4X4
6M 3.2L FREESTYLE CAB UTILITY XTR 4X4
6A 3.2L FREESTYLE CAB UTILITY XTR 4X4
6M 3.2L DUAL C/CH XT 4X4
6M 3.2L DUAL CAB UTILITY XT 4X4
6A 3.2L DUAL CAB UTILITY XT 4X4
6M 3.2L DUAL CAB UTILITY XTR 4X4
6A 3.2L DUAL CAB UTILITY XTR 4X4
6M 3.2L DUAL CAB UTILITY GT 4X4
6A 3.2L DUAL CAB UTILITY GT 4X4