2021 Mazda BT-50 to launch as dual-cab only…for now

MotoFomo Mazda BT-50 revealed

The 2021 Mazda BT-50 will go on-sale in Australia from October and will be available, initially at least, only as a dual-cab.

Mazda has announced the 2021 BT-50 will go on-sale as a dual-cab only with additional body styles joining the lineup later. The all-new BT-50 which shares much of its underpinnings with the new Isuzu D-Max will go on-sale here from October.

Mazda will offer a choice of 4×2 and 4×4 drivetrains, six-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmissions and Dual Cab Chassis or Dual Cab Pickups for the new BT-50. There’ll be three variants at launch, XT, XTR and GT.

Under the bonnet will be the same engine that’s in the D-Max, a 3.0-litre four-cylinder turbo-diesel engine making 140kW of power and 450Nm of torque. We’re expecting this engine to feel the same as it does in the D-Max, meaning it’s nice and refined (read: quieter than the old Isuzu 3.0L) and when paired with the six-speed automatic it should be smooth and offer decent engine braking when used in manual mode.

So, what will you get on the various model grades?

Mazda BT-50 XT Dual Cab Chassis and Pickup – Key Features:

  • 17-inch alloy wheels
  • LED Headlamps with manual levelling
  • Power-adjustable body-coloured exterior mirrors
  • Black cloth seat trim
  • Air-conditioning
  • Power windows
  • Carpeted floors
  • Cruise Control (manual transmission)
  • Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop & Go (automatic transmission)
  • 7-inch full-colour infotainment touchscreen
  • Apple CarPlay (wireless and USB) and Android Auto (USB)
  • Bluetooth hands-free telephone and audio capability
  • DAB+ digital radio
  • Reverse camera
  • Rear-seat USB charging point (Dual Cab Chassis and Pickup)
  • Airbags SRS (driver, front passenger, side, curtain, driver’s knee and driver’s far- side)
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Attention Assist
  • Automatic High Beam (AHB)
  • Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB)
  • Blind Spot Monitor (BSM)
  • Dynamic Stability Control (DSC)
  • Emergency Lane Keeping (ELK) – Overtaking
  • Emergency Stop Signal (ESS)
  • Hill Descent Control (HDC)
  • Hill Launch Assist (HLA)
  • Lane Departure Warning (LDW)
  • Lane Departure Prevention (LDP)
  • Lane-keep Assist System (LAS) (automatic transmission only)
  • Locking Rear Differential (LRD) – switchable on/off (4×4 models)
  • Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA)
  • Roll Over Protection (ROP)
  • Secondary Collision Reduction
  • Speed Assist System
  • Traction Control System (TCS)
  • Turn Assist

Mazda BT-50 XTR Dual Cab Pickup – Key Features (in addition to XT):

  • 18-inch alloy wheels
  • Exterior mirrors with power folding function
  • LED Headlamps with auto levelling
  • LED front fog lamps
  • Side steps
  • LED signature daytime running lamps
  • Dual-zone climate control air-conditioning with rear vents
  • Leather wrapped steering wheel and gear knob
  • Auto-dimming interior mirror
  • Rear seat with centre armrest
  • 9-inch full-colour infotainment touchscreen
  • Satellite navigation
  • Advanced keyless entry

Mazda BT-50 GT Dual Cab Pickup – Keay Features (in addition to XTR):

  • Chrome exterior mirrors with heating function
  • Brown leather seat trim
  • Driver’s seat with eight-way power adjustment
  • Heated front seats
  • Remote engine start (automatic transmission)
  • Front parking sensors

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