More than just a pickup, the BT-50 is the key to a new way of integrating work and leisure. With a perfect balance of passenger car comfort and tough utility, BT-50 is the essential tool in building a fun-filled family life.
As an active lifestyle vehicle, the all-new BT-50 has to provide both comfort and utility in a large 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 have been extended in length, width and height from the current BT-50, giving a roomier cabin to carry colleagues, friends and family, as well as a larger load capacity.
Double wall construction gives the cargo box added durability, while grooves and channels in the side walls allow easy installation of dividers or division into an upper and lower cargo area. The BT-50’s impressive towing capability makes short work of towing a boat or other leisure equipment.
Cabin access is even simpler than on the current model, due to larger door openings and wider door-opening angles. In particular, Mazda’s unique door system fitted to the Freestyle Cab allows extreme ease of entry/exit or stowing luggage behind the front seats. The Double Cab and certain models on the Freestyle Cab Hi-Rider models are equipped with deep side steps for ease of entry and exit from the higher base.
Front headroom and shoulder room is extremely spacious, and the Double Cab’s rear passengers enjoy similar conveniences in regard to headroom and legroom. Seats are newly-designed for ultimate comfort, with the front seats offering greater adjustability.
Plentiful storage spaces throughout the cabin give everybody a place for personal items. Newly-added are a glove box on the driver’s side and an overhead console; the passenger’s side glove box is larger; the floor console has two cupholders, an armrest and double-decker storage compartment; and the front door pockets have 1-litre bottleholders while the Double Cab’s rear seat has a new storage box beneath it.
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, and there’s a Multi Function Display – 3.5-inch monochrome super-twisted nematic (STN) display for SLE models, 2-line display for SLX models – 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. Dial type controls for the left and right hand side feature in-dial displays that show set temperature, and the system’s cooling performance is top notch.