The all-new Mazda BT-50 offers increased space and comfort ensuring maximum versatility
- A powerful engine line-up ensures even greater performance dynamics
- The all-new Mazda BT-50 comes well equipped with active and passive safety features
The all-new Mazda BT-50 offers stylish looks, a dynamic driving experience, tremendous functionality and advanced safety features. Designed to appeal to the young at heart with an active and adventurous lifestyle, the all-new Mazda BT-50 delivers 100% all of the time.
“The all-new Mazda BT-50 is designed to appeal to customers who have an active and demanding lifestyle whether at work or at play,” says Doreen Mashinini, Mazda Marketing Manager. “The revolutionary new design combined with increased interior space, longer wheelbase and greater power ensures all the comfort of a passenger car, with the versatility of a pick-up truck.”
The all-new Mazda BT-50 combines strong style and design elements with the comfort and convenience of a premium passenger car.
As an active lifestyle vehicle, the all-new BT-50 provides both comfort and utility in a variety of settings. Three body types are available: the Double Cab, the Single Cab, and the Freestyle Cab to suit individual, family or business needs.
All body types are greater in length, width and height than the current BT-50, providing a roomier cabin to carry colleagues, friends and family, as well as a larger load capacity.
Front headroom as well as shoulder room is very spacious in the all-new BT-50. The Double Cab’s rear passengers enjoy similar conveniences with regard to headroom and legroom. Seats are newly-designed for fatigue-free driving and comfort, with the front seats offering greater adjustability.
For entertainment, all Freestyle Cabs (except the 2.2 MZ-CD SLX High Ride 4×2 5 MT Diesel) and Double Cab derivatives have a radio, MP3-compatible CD player and AUX socket as standard. A Multi Function Display – 3.5-inch monochrome super-twisted nematic (STN) display for SLE models, 2-line display for SLX models (except the 2.2 MZ-CD SLX High Ride 4×2 5 MT Diesel) – is located at the top of the centre stack to confirm audio operations. Control is via a jog pad surrounded by dedicated buttons. High-performance, 6-inch door-mounted speakers are tuned for accurate sound staging. For assured comfort, there’s a newly-adopted dual-zone automatic air conditioning system.
Zoom-Zoom performance is another Mazda hallmark that features strongly in the Mazda BT-50 line-up. The all-new engine line-up consists of 2.2- and 3.2-litre diesel derivatives, and a 2.5-litre petrol derivative, mated to 5- and 6-speed manual transmissions and a 6-speed automatic transmission. All 4WD models feature a shift-on-the-fly transfer case.
The in-line 4-cylinder 16-valve MZ-CD 2.2 common-rail direct-injection power plant is the mainstay of the engine line-up, and is offered in two power versions. The 88kW version delivers 3,700rpm and maximum torque of 285Nm, while the 110kW version delivers 3,700rpm and maximum torque of 375Nm.
The MZ-CD 3.2 achieves excellent power and torque of 147kW at 3,000rpm / 470Nm at 1,750-2,500rpm together with outstanding fuel efficiency, while suppressing NVH for a quiet and comfortable ride.
These diesel engines (except the 88kW MZ-CD 2.2) are married to either 6-speed manual or 6-speed automatic transmissions.
The MZI 2.5 inline 4-cylinder DOHC petrol engine features a power output of 122kW and has peak torque of 225Nm. This engine and the 88kW MZ-CD 2.2 diesel derivatives are paired with a new 5-speed manual transmission.
The all-new BT-50 is engineered to provide the comfort of a passenger car with SUV-like handling. Front suspension consists of a double-wishbone layout with coil springs and the rear is a rigid axle with leaf springs, giving superior ride comfort regardless of load and road conditions.
The Mazda BT-50 incorporates all the safety features you would expect in a fully-loaded passenger vehicle. Active safety begins with good all-round visibility and operability, superior braking performance, and a full range of vehicle control technologies.
Passive safety starts with the strength and rigidity of the cabin, with its multiple, high-tensile steel reinforcements. The frame is optimized to absorb and disperse collision energy. Together, cabin and frame safeguard occupants against impacts from any direction. Passive safety inside the cabin includes front and passenger airbags on all models. There is also a shock-absorbing steering column and crushable brake pedal to further protect the driver.
“Whether it’s intended for recreational or business use, the new package offers increased space and versatility with even greater levels of refinement. The revolutionary new styling is sure to attract attention, while the impressive levels of comfort and specification make the Mazda BT-50 a savvy choice.” concludes Mashinini
The Mazda BT-50 has service intervals stationed 15 000 km apart, an impressive four-year/120 000 km comprehensive manufacturer warranty, as well as a five-year/90 000 km service plan. A three-year MazdaMotion roadside assistance plan comes standard with the purchase of any Mazda vehicle.