The all-new Mazda BT-50 has just added two new body styles in Australia, including a single chassis cabin and a free-chassis cabin.
These two chassis cab styles will complement the current dual-cabin versions. Mazda BT-50 single-cabin and free-chassis versions will have 1-wheel-drive and two-wheel drive options with a 6-speed automatic transmission. Choice of 4WD drivetrain allows customers to choose a 6-speed manual transmission and offers better off-road capabilities thanks to the standard rear differential lock.
With the 2021 BT-50 dual-cabin version, the car is equipped with a 3.0-liter four-cylinder turbo diesel engine with a capacity of 188 hp and 450 Nm of torque from 1,600 to 2,600 rpm. Compared with the previous generation BT-50 cabs, the new free-and-single-cabin version is 50 kg lighter with a new engine, contributing to an increase in fuel economy of about 20%. More specifically, the Japanese automaker said that the Mazda BT-50 consumes only 8 liters / 100 km with mixed roads.
Mazda offers only 1 configuration including 17-inch wheels, LED headlights, electric rearview mirrors with the same body color, black felt seats, air conditioning, power windows and floor mats.
Standard technologies include adaptive cruise control (for automatic models), cruise control (for manual models), 7.0-inch color infotainment touchscreen, wireless Apple Carplay and USB, Android Auto (USB), Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, DAB radio and reverse camera.
In terms of safety, comprehensive standard equipment includes 8 airbags, distraction warning, automatic emergency braking, blind spot warning, emergency lane keeping assist, automatic lighting, Hill start Assist , lane departure warning, lane departure, lane keeping assist system (automatic version), rear traffic warning, etc.
Prices in Australia start from A $ 36,550 ($ 25,800) for a single-cabin BT-50 chassis and AU $ 40,050 ($ 28,260) for a BT-50 free-vehicle chassis.