Mazda tones down warped look for updated BT-50
The Mazda BT-50 was first introduced to South Africa back in 2012 as what Mazda call an ”active lifestyle” vehicle. The brief was simple- to produce a modern and refined version of the traditional work-horse bakkie that would appeal to a wider range of people. Now, five years on, the BT-50 facelift is now available to the South African market.
The 2017 Mazda BT-50 range brings along two new 2×4 double cab models (either a manual or an automatic), both of which make use of the same 2.2L, 110kW 4-cylinder turbo-diesel engine found in previous models. The exterior has been substantially revised to give the BT-50 a more sporty and aggressive appearance. New features include 17 inch alloy wheels, redesigned side steps and front face and rear combination lamps.
The interiors across the range have been upgraded to provide a higher quality feel and bring along new features such as cruise control in the SLX models and rear-view cameras and electric seats in the more luxurious SLE models. The range topping 3.2L DE SLE 4×4 provides automatic transmission and produces 147kW and 470Nm of torque thanks to its 5-cylinder turbo-diesel engine.
All models come with a 3-year unlimited kilometre factory warranty, 3-year service plan and 3-year roadside assistance.
Pricing is as follows: