Industry website AutoNews reports today that the Mazda BT-50 light commercial utes now have improved safety, comfort, convenience and style.
Existing prices are unchanged and significant equipment upgrades added across the BT-50 range.
Now dubbed the BT-50 Boss range, it kicks off with the 4x2 Single Cab Chassis DX which adds power windows and mirrors to features which now include air-conditioning, alloy wheels and MP3-compatible CD player. The 4x4 Single Cab Chassis DX adds alloy wheels along with power windows and mirrors. Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) with Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD) is now available as an option on both these models.
All Freestyle and Dual Cab DX models now add ABS with EBD as a standard feature along with alloy wheels and power windows and mirrors. BT-50 DX+ models which already feature power windows and mirrors now also add alloy wheels and ABS with EBD for increased style and safety.
The range-topping BT-50 SDX builds on its already impressive equipment levels by adding side airbags and a leather-wrapped steering wheel.
An efficient 2.5 litre common rail turbo-diesel engine with an output of 105kW and 330Nm continues to power the 4x2 Single Cab Chassis DX. All other models are powered by a larger 3.0 litre common rail turbo-diesel engine with 115kw and 380Nm output for towing loads of up to 3000kg. Both engines employ a variable-geometry turbocharger and a large intercooler to ensure spirited acceleration.
Drivetrains are offered in either 4x2 or 4x4 configurations. Two types of 4x4 systems are available manual transmission with manual shift or automatic transmission with electric shift with each offering fuss-free transfer between 4x2 and 4x4 modes.
Available in three value-packed grades and body styles (Single Cab, Freestyle Cab and Dual Cab) each is tailored to meet the diverse needs of utility buyers.
Mazda says it has adopted Promotional Drive Away prices for selected models in the new BT-50 Boss range.