Mazda has introduced two new variants for the latest generation BT-50 for Australia called Single Cab Chassis and Freestyle Cab Chassis. Both new workhorses are available in 4×2 or 4×4 configurations and they come standard with a 6-speed automatic transmission.
Buyers who get their new Mazda BT-50 with the 4WD system can opt for the 6-speed manual transmission as well as a standard rear differential locking system. This can add plenty of off-road ability to the BT-50 package.
The new variants have a 3.0-liter four-cylinder turbo diesel engine that can produce 188 hp and 450 nm of torque. While the engine is more efficient than before the new Single Cab Chassis and Freestyle Cab Chassis are even lighter than the previous generation about 50 kg. This combination helps the new BT-50 to be consume about 20 percent less fuel than before as the automaker stated that the average fuel consumption is 8 l/100km.
Buyers also can get some equipment like 17-inch alloy wheels, LED headlights, power-adjustable side mirrors in body color, air-conditioning, power windows and black cloth upholstery on the XT trim. The list of standard equipment includes Adaptive Cruise Control (only available with automatic transmission), a 7.0-inch full-color infotainment touch screen, Apple Carplay, Android Auto, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, DAB+ digital radio and rearview Camera.
On the safety side, Mazda BT-50 comes standard with eight airbags, Attention Assist, Autonomous Emergency Braking, Emergency Lane Keeping Assist – Overtaking, Automatic High Beam, Blind Spot Monitor system, Hill Descent Control, Hill Launch Assist, Lane Departure Warning, Lane Departure Prevention, Rear Cross Traffic Alert and Lane-Keep Assist System (only with automatic transmission).
Pricing in Australia starts from AU$36,550 for the BT-50 Single Cab that is equal to US$25,800 and AU$40,050 for the BT-50 Freestyle Cab Chassis that is equal to US$28,260.