The Mazda BT-50 will pack a full suite of driver assistance technologies as standard across the range when it launches in October.

    The company announced today all versions of the new BT-50 will get autonomous emergency braking (AEB), adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning, blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert as standard equipment.

    Mazda is looking to become a major player in the top-selling dual-cab ute segment with the new BT-50, developed alongside Isuzu – and matching the suite of driver aids offered on the D-Max is a critical step towards growing its sales.

    Other available features will include a new touchscreen infotainment system which offers wireless Apple CarPlay and wired Android Auto, and telescopic steering wheel adjustment.

    Full pricing and specifications are still to be confirmed, though the BT-50 will be powered in Australia by the same 140kW/450Nm 3.0-litre turbo-diesel as its twin-under-the-skin, the Isuzu D-Max.

    Mazda promises better fuel economy thanks to the new BT-50’s lighter weight and more efficient engine, as well as a 3500kg maximum towing capacity and a payload of over one tonne.

    Stay tuned to CarExpert for a pricing and specifications breakdown for the all-new Mazda BT-50 when those details are announced in the lead-up to its October sales launch.

    As a guide, the current model starts at around $30,000 for the base variant and tops out a little over $60,000. We’d expect the entry-level price to increase a little with the enhanced levels of equipment, with the flagship model to continue sitting in the $60,000 bracket.

    Will the new BT-50 sway you from a Toyota HiLux or Ford Ranger? Let us know in the comments

    James Wong

    James Wong is the Production Editor at CarExpert based in Melbourne, Australia. With experience on both media and manufacturer sides of the industry, James has a specialty for product knowledge which stems from a life-long obsession with cars. James is a Monash University journalism graduate, an avid tennis player, and the proud charity ambassador for Drive Against Depression – an organisation that supports mental wellness through the freedom of driving and the love of cars. He's also the proud father of Freddy, a 2019 Volkswagen Golf GTI .

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