Mazda BT-50 cab chassis variants take shape

The all-new Mazda BT-50 is coming and up until now we've only seen the dual-cab styleside variant. That has now changed with a new government filing.

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The all-new Mazda BT-50 was revealed to a global audience last month, and the reception was overwhelmingly positive.

Mazda chose what appears to be a top-spec variant of the BT-50 for the global reveal, with single-, extra-, and dual-cab chassis variants yet to be seen.

A recent listing on the government’s road vehicle certification system (RVCS) public website has shown what the rest of the BT-50 line up is expected to look like.

Mazda BT-50 single-cab chassis

This appears to be the entry point to the Mazda BT-50 range. Unlike the dual-cab variant we filmed at the reveal, the single-cab misses out on body-coloured bumpers and instead uses a black moulded plastic front end.

Alloy wheels have been swapped out for steelies, and indicators mounted on the front three-quarter panels replace indicators built into the wing mirrors.

Mazda BT-50 extra-cab chassis

Stepping up the range to the BT-50 extra-cab appears to net multiple configuration levels, with the vehicle pictured featuring the same high-end trim finishes as the dual-cab launch vehicle.

Mazda BT-50 cab chassis variants take shape

That includes chrome trim elements in the grille, chrome wing mirrors with indicators built in, and alloy wheels. Also visible are side steps.

Mazda BT-50 dual-cab chassis

The dual-cab chassis pictured appears to be a mid-specification model, which gets body coloured bumpers and indicators built into the wing mirrors.

Mazda BT-50 cab chassis variants take shape

The vehicle pictured misses out on side steps and the chrome trim highlights within the grille.

The current Mazda BT-50 offering

For context, the Mazda BT-50 range currently kicks off in Australia with the entry-level low-rider 4×2 BT-50 XT with a 2.2-litre four-cylinder diesel and six-speed manual transmission. This vehicle has an asking price of $29,060 before on-road costs.

From there the range steps up to a hi-rider for an additional $3200 and then progresses onwards to extra-cab and dual-cab chassis variants.

Given Mazda’s current approach with premium pricing, it’s expected that the BT-50 will climb in price when it finally goes on sale in Australia closer to the end of 2020.

The all-new Mazda BT-50 key details

  • On sale in Australia late in 2020
  • The BT-50 will be powered by a 3.0-litre four-cylinder turbo-diesel engine producing 140kW of power and 450Nm of torque
  • It packs a 3500kg braked towing capacity
  • There’s a payload over 1000kg
  • A full suite of active safety features comes standard

MORE: Mazda launches all-new BT-50

MORE: Mazda BT-50 detailed walkaround

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