The all-new Mazda BT-50 is now available in South Africa. The BT-50 is offered in either petrol or diesel guise and features increased space and comfort with a wide range of active and passive safety features. The BT-50 incorporates the versatility of a pick-up truck but with the comfort of a passenger car and is available in three body types including the Double Cab, Single Cab and the Freestyle Cab.
Mazda BT-50 – Specifications and Features
The engine line-up for the BT-50 consists of a 2.2-litre and a 3.2-litre diesel derivative along with a 2.5-litre petrol variant. The 2.2-litre common-rail diesel engine is available in two power versions. The 88kW version produces 285Nm of torque while the 110kW version produces 375Nm of torque. The 3.2-litre diesel engine produces 147kW and 470Nm of torque. The diesel engines, except the 88kW 2.2-litre version (5-speed manual), are mated with either a 6-speed manual or a 6-speed automatic transmission.
The 2.5-litre DOHC petrol engine delivers 122kW with a maximum torque figure of 225Nm. Like the 88kW 2.2-litre diesel engine, this engine is also mated to a 5-speed manual transmission.
The BT-50 features a bold, wedge shaped profile with a five-point grille and boomerang-design headlamps with either 16-inch or 17-inch aluminium wheels. All the body types are longer, wider and higher than the outgoing model thereby increasing both passenger and loading space. Black is the keynote colour used for the interior that is highlighted with silver accents on the door trim, floor, centre console gear lever, parking brake button, door handles, climate-control levers, meter rings and dials. The BT-50 is available in nine colours with three upholstery options including vinyl, fabric and leather for the Double Cab SLE models.
Active safety features for the BT-50 include 4W-ABS, Traction Control System, Driver Stability Control, Emergency Brake Assist, Brake Override System, Load Adaptive Control, Trailer Sway Assist, Roll Stability Control, Hill Launch Assist and Hill Descent Control (4x4 only). Passive safety features include a rigid cabin, front, side and curtain airbags, shock absorbing steering column and a crushable brake pedal.
Mazda BT-50 – PriceSingle Cab
|Mazda BT-50 2.5 5MT 4x2 Petrol||R190 330|
|Mazda BT-50 3.2 6MT 4x4 Diesel||R354 200|
|Mazda BT-50 2.2 5MT 4x2 Diesel||R231 950|
|Mazda BT-50 3.2 6MT 4x4 Diesel||R398 970|
|Mazda BT-50 2.2 6MT 4x2 Diesel||R340 480|
|Mazda BT-50 3.2 6AT 4x4 Diesel||R462 210|