Updated Mazda BT-50 designed and developed in Australia
The Mazda BT-50 ute has had its first significant update since being launched in Australia back in 2011.
Key changes include a thoroughly revised front, with a new grille featuring a more prominent Mazda badge and a squared off bumper, with the premium GT model getting chrome highlights and the base XT boasting a black satin look.
Mazda has brushed up the BT-50’s standard equipment levels, too. All models now get Apple CarPlay and Android Auto and the XT gets an Alpine touchscreen infotainment system and a reversing camera.
The BT-50 GT gains a polished chrome sports bar with an LED mounted stop light, a heavy duty tub liner, a tub light, a 12 volt outlet and tailgate central locking for greater security and convenience.
Mazda Australia Managing Director, Vinesh Bhindi, said the Australian-only BT-50 is an important step in the vehicle’s evolution.
“The BT-50 has already won fans in Australia, offering safety, comfort, performance and answering customer’s practical needs with great towing power and payload,” said Mr Bhindi.
“We know Australian customers want all this and a tough looking exterior, so we heeded demand and worked with local engineers to refresh the front-end and toughen up the BT-50.”
“The utility segment is a huge priority in Australia and for Mazda; we’re always looking to improve and enhance our product offering, to remain competitive and appealing to our customers,” said Mr Bhindi.
The updated Mazda BT-50 range will hit showrooms in May.