The Mazda BT-50 range is expanding for 2022, with new variants at the top and bottom of the range.
The updated model range arrives in January 2022.
UPDATE, 04/05/2022 – Mazda Australia increased the before on-road asking price for BT-50 models by $200 as part of a range-wide price increase in April 2022.
A Mazda Australia spokesperson said this price increase is due to supply chain constraints, as well as production costs. There has been no specification changes.
The Mazda BT-50 range now starts at $33,850 before on-road costs for the XS 4×2 1.9 single cab chassis.
It’s joining the 2022 D-Max in offering a smaller Isuzu-made 1.9-litre turbo-diesel four-cylinder engine with 110kW of power and 350Nm of torque, and a 3.0-tonne braked towing capacity.
The new engine option, available only in a new base XS grade, lowers the cost of entry to the BT-50 range by $3000.
The range now opens at $33,850 before on-road costs for the entry-level BT-50 XS 4×2 1.9 single cab chassis.
The new engine will be offered in 4×2 single-cab chassis, 4×2 dual-cab pickup and 4×4 dual-cab pickup body styles, with a six-speed automatic the only available transmission.
In contrast, Isuzu fits the smaller engine only to base SX single-cab-chassis 4×2 grades, with the option of a manual.
Standard equipment in the new XS grades is identical to the base XT, aside from the substitution of the 17-inch alloy wheels for 17-inch steel wheels.
Therefore despite being a base model it’ll still offer LED headlights, a 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system with wireless Apple CarPlay, wired Android Auto, digital radio, and a reversing camera.
There’s also active safety and driver assist features including adaptive cruise control with stop/go, automatic high-beam, autonomous emergency braking, blind-spot monitoring, lane-keep assist, and rear cross-traffic alert.
Beyond this, the BT-50 will also become the latest Mazda to gain a sporty-looking SP variant in 3.0-litre form. The new SP slots above the GT, and features a range of aesthetic tweaks.
These include a black grille and black 18-inch alloy wheels, as well as ‘Driftwood’ leather and black synthetic suede upholstery in the cabin.
Other black touches include the exterior mirrors, door handles, manual roller tonneau cover, sail-plane sport bar and wheel flares.
It’ll be available only as a 4×4 dual-cab pickup with the 3.0-litre turbo-diesel, though like the GT it’ll offer a choice of six-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmissions.
Other changes? Following customer feedback, all BT-50 models now feature a new Lane Support System button. By pressing and holding this button for two seconds, drivers can disable the standard Lane Support systems where required.
Finally, a dual-cab chassis body will be made available in mid-range XTR trim, joining the existing dual-cab pickup. It’s available only with four-wheel drive, a six-speed automatic transmission, and the 3.0-litre turbo-diesel four.
- 2022 Mazda BT-50 XS single-cab chassis 1.9 auto: $33,850 (+$200)
- 2022 Mazda BT-50 XT single-cab chassis 3.0 auto: $36,850 (+$200)
- 2022 Mazda BT-50 XS dual-cab pickup 1.9 auto: $42,790 (+$200)
- 2022 Mazda BT-50 XT Freestyle cab-chassis 3.0 auto: $40,350 (+$200)
- 2022 Mazda BT-50 XT dual-cab chassis 3.0 auto: $44,390 (+$200)
- 2022 Mazda BT-50 XT dual-cab pickup 3.0 auto: $45,790 (+$200)
- 2022 Mazda BT-50 XTR dual-cab pickup 3.0 auto: $49,770 (+$200)
- 2022 Mazda BT-50 XT single-cab chassis 3.0 manual: $41,850 (+$200)
- 2022 Mazda BT-50 XT single-cab chassis 3.0 auto: $44,350 (+$200)
- 2022 Mazda BT-50 XT Freestyle cab-chassis 3.0 manual: $45,350 (+$200)
- 2022 Mazda BT-50 XT dual-cab pickup 3.0 manual: $51,060 (+$200)
- 2022 Mazda BT-50 XT Freestyle cab-chassis 3.0 auto: $47,850 (+$200)
- 2022 Mazda BT-50 XS dual-cab pickup 1.9 auto: $51,410 (+$200)
- 2022 Mazda BT-50 XT dual-cab chassis 3.0 manual: $49,660 (+$200)
- 2022 Mazda BT-50 XT dual-cab pickup 3.0 auto: $53,490 (+$200)
- 2022 Mazda BT-50 XTR dual-cab pickup 3.0 manual: $55,010 (+$200)
- 2022 Mazda BT-50 XT dual-cab chassis 3.0 auto: $52,160 (+$200)
- 2022 Mazda BT-50 XTR dual-cab pickup 3.0 auto: $57,510 (+$200)
- 2022 Mazda BT-50 GT dual-cab pickup 3.0 manual: $57,290 (+$200)
- 2022 Mazda BT-50 XTR dual-cab chassis 3.0 auto: $56,110 (+$200)
- 2022 Mazda BT-50 GT dual-cab pickup 3.0 auto: $60,290 (+$200)
- 2022 Mazda BT-50 SP dual-cab pickup 3.0 manual: $63,290 (+$200)
- 2022 Mazda BT-50 SP dual-cab pickup 3.0 auto: $66,290 (+$200)
- 2022 Mazda BT-50 Thunder dual-cab pickup 3.0 manual: $68,190 (+$200)
- 2022 Mazda BT-50 Thunder dual-cab pickup 3.0 auto: $71,190 (+$200)
All prices are before on-road costs.
The 2022 Mazda BT-50 XS comes with a 1.9-litre turbo-diesel four-cylinder engine with 110kW of power and 350Nm of torque, mated with a six-speed automatic transmission.
All other BT-50 models use a 3.0-litre turbo-diesel four-cylinder engine with 140kW and 450Nm, mated with either a six-speed manual or six-speed automatic.
The new 1.9-litre turbo-diesel engine uses a claimed 7.0L/100km.
With the 3.0-litre, the 2022 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.
All single-cab chassis and Freestyle cab chassis models consume 8.0L/100km.
The 2022 Mazda BT-50 measures 5280mm long as a dual-cab chassis, dual-cab ute or Freestyle Cab and 5320mm long as a single-cab chassis.
Height varies: all cab-chassis models are 1800mm tall, while XT dual-cab utes are 1785mm tall and all other utes are 1790mm tall.
All 2022 Mazda BT-50s are 1870mm wide.
Models with the 3.0-litre have a braked towing capacity of 3500kg and an unbraked towing capacity of 750kg. Braked towing capacity is 3000kg with the 1.9-litre.
The Mazda BT-50 is covered by the brand’s five-year, unlimited-kilometre warranty with roadside assistance for the same period.
Servicing is required every 12 months or 15,000 kilometres, whichever comes first.
We’ve contacted Mazda Australia to confirm if there’ll be any changes to service pricing for 2022.
The current prices for all BT-50 4×4 automatic variants are $418, $390, $673, $496, and $312 for the first five services through to 75,000kms.
The Mazda BT-50 wears a five-star ANCAP safety rating with a 2020 date stamp, based on tests conducted on the related Isuzu D-Max. This rating applies to all variants bar the recently-launched BT-50 Thunder.
Against 2020 criteria, category scores included 83 per cent for adult occupant protection, 89 per cent for child occupant protection, 67 per cent for vulnerable road user protection and 84 per cent for safety assist.
It’s worth noting the BT-50’s unique front end compared to its Isuzu twin garnered a slightly weaker pedestrian protection score (from 69 per cent).
All Mazda BT-50 models come standard with the following safety features:
- Autonomous emergency braking
- Blind-spot monitoring
- Lane-departure warning
- Rear cross-traffic alert
- Turn assist
- Driver attention monitoring
- Front, front-side and curtain airbags
- Driver’s knee airbag
- Front-centre airbag
Automatic models also feature lane-keep assist and adaptive cruise control.
The XS and XT come standard with the following features:
- 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto, wireless Apple CarPlay and DAB+ digital radio
- 17-inch wheels (alloy on XT)
- 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 gains:
- 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 GT gains:
- Brown leather upholstery
- Eight-way power driver’s seat
- Heated front seats
- Remote engine start (automatic only)
- Front parking sensors
- Heated chrome exterior mirrors
Over the GT, the SP includes:
- Dark grey roof rails
- Black grille
- Glossy black exterior mirrors
- Gloss black door handles
- Black 18-inch alloy wheels
- Dark grey side steps
- ‘Driftwood’ leather and black synthetic suede trim
- Manually-operated black roller tonneau cover
- Tub liner
- Gloss black sail-plane sport bar
- Front bumper lower decoration trim
- Gloss black wheel flares
Over the GT, the Thunder includes:
- LED light bar
- Steel bull bar
- Fender flares
- Black sail-plane sport bar
- Side steps
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