Mazda has confirmed specifications for its upcoming BT-50 ute, due in Australia in October 2020.
The BT-50 will initially be available only as a dual-cab in both cab chassis and ute body styles, though Mazda will still offer the choice between manual and automatic transmissions and rear- and four-wheel drive.
Three trim levels will be offered: XT, XTR and GT. Only the base XT will be available as a cab-chassis.
As we already know, the third-generation BT-50 is based on the all-new Isuzu D-Max and shares its 3.0-litre turbo-diesel four-cylinder engine. It produces 140kW of power and 450Nm of torque and is mated to either a six-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmission.
Like the D-Max, the BT-50 has a massively longer list of safety equipment than before.
All BT-50 and D-Max models come standard with autonomous emergency braking, blind-spot monitoring, lane-departure warning and rear cross-traffic alert, among other features.
Mazda has yet to reveal pricing of the all-new BT-50. We’ll update this when it becomes available.
The company has confirmed the 4×2 dual cab ute will be available only with an automatic transmission, though a manual is available elsewhere in the range including in the 4×4 ute.
- 2020 Mazda BT-50 XT dual cab chassis 4×2
- 2020 Mazda BT-50 XT dual cab ute 4×2
- 2020 Mazda BT-50 XT dual cab chassis 4×4
- 2020 Mazda BT-50 XTR dual cab ute 4×2
- 2020 Mazda BT-50 XTR dual cab ute 4×4
- 2020 Mazda BT-50 GT dual cab ute 4×4
All 2020 Mazda BT-50 models use a 3.0-litre turbo-diesel four-cylinder engine producing 140kW of power and 450Nm of torque. It’s mated to either a six-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmission.
Four-wheel drive models feature switchable 2H, 4H, and 4L options plus a locking rear differential.
All models feature a braked towing capacity of 3500kg and an unbraked capacity of 750kg. Payload ranges between 1055kg and 1106kg.
The 2020 Mazda BT-50 consumes 7.7L/100km on the combined cycle in the automatic-only 4×2 dual cab ute. The same figure applies to the manual 4×4 dual cab ute.
4×2 dual cab chassis and 4×4 dual cab ute models consume 8.0L/100km when equipped with an automatic transmission.
The new BT-50 and the related D-Max have yet to be tested by ANCAP.
All 2020 Mazda BT-50 models come standard with autonomous emergency braking, blind-spot monitoring, lane-departure warning, rear cross-traffic alert, turn assist, driver attention monitoring and anti-lock brakes. There are also front, side and curtain airbags, plus a driver’s knee airbag and a front-centre airbag.
Automatic models also feature lane-keeping assist and adaptive cruise control.
The BT-50 XT comes standard with the following features:
- 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto, wireless Apple CarPlay and DAB+ digital radio
- 17-inch alloy wheels
- LED headlights
- Cloth upholstery
- Carpeted floors
- Power windows
- Cruise control (manual models) or adaptive cruise control with Stop & Go (automatic models)
- Reversing camera
The XTR adds:
- 9.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto, wireless Apple CarPlay, DAB+ digital radio and satellite navigation
- 18-inch alloy wheels
- LED headlights with auto levelling
- LED front fog lights and daytime running lights
- Side steps
- Dual-zone climate control
- Rear air vents
- Leather-wrapped steering wheel and shifter
- Auto-dimming interior mirror
- Rear seat centre armrest
- Power-folding exterior mirrors
- Keyless entry
The range-topping GT adds:
- Brown leather upholstery
- Eight-way power driver’s seat
- Heated front seats
- Remote engine start (automatic only)
- Front parking sensors
- Heated chrome exterior mirrors