The refreshed Mazda BT-50 makes its way to SA
Mazda South Africa has officially announced the launch of their all-new BT-50. The Mazda BT-50 will be entering its third generation and has been fully redesigned. Mazda’s Kodo design has come a long way and will give the BT-50 bakkie a new form of elegance. The prominent Kodo-designed grille will come featured at the front, with the 3-dimensional signature wing extending out towards the side. The headlights design will be more distinctive and sharper than before, Mazda’s way of incorporating cues from its SUV range. The BT-50’s new design is set to bring a sense of toughness and appeal, embodying Mazda’s desire to enrich the lives of its consumers.
The BT-50’s line-up will comprise of three models: Active, Dynamic, and Individual. The Active model will be powered by a brand new 1.9-litre diesel engine the produces an output of 121kW of power and 213Nm of torque, it gets paired with either an automatic or manual gearbox. Both the Dynamic and Individual models on the other hand will be powered by a new 3.0-litre engine that produces 140kW of power and 450Nm of torque, both get paired with a 6-speed automatic gearbox. The Individual models will be available with a 4x4 drivetrain, while the others all get a 4x2 drivetrain.
Inside, everything from the dashboard, steering wheel, seats, and centre console have all been redesigned, with the goal of creating a comfortable SUV feel. The BT-50 will come with high-level standard features such as the latest MZD Connect Infotainment System, a 7 or 9-inch display, Apple Carplay and Android Auto, a Reverse camera, Parking sensors, LED headlamps, Hill Launch Assist, Hill Descent Control, Trailer Sway Mitigation, 7 airbags, and Cruise Control.
Craig Roberts, MD of Mazda Southern Africa, added “We could not be prouder or more excited to launch the All-New BT-50 in Southern Africa now. The vehicle has a long history locally, and internationally. It has been re-imagined and re-built from the ground up, with all the utilitarian value of a double-cab bakkie, and all the comfort and technology expected of an SUV. We are confident it will be met with enthusiasm by our customers and media alike, as a true stand-out and another bold reflection on our Japanese Heritage.”
The BT-50 will come with Mazda Care, which consists of a standard 3-Year Unlimited Kilometre Mazda Service Plan, 3-Year Unlimited Kilometre Mazda Warranty, and a 3-Year Unlimited Roadside Assistance.
The full reveal of the Mazda BT-50 can be streamed online on the 15th of July, on either Mazda’s Facebook or YouTube platforms.