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2021 Mazda BT-50 on sale in October with active safety suite standard

The all-new Mazda BT-50 is due to launch in two months time, with the brand confirming AEB, adaptive cruise and blind-spot monitoring will be standard across the range.

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James Wong
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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


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