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.
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.
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.
That includes chrome trim elements in the grille, chrome wing mirrors with indicators built in, and alloy wheels. Also visible are side steps.
The dual-cab chassis pictured appears to be a mid-specification model, which gets body coloured bumpers and indicators built into the wing mirrors.
The vehicle pictured misses out on side steps and the chrome trim highlights within the grille.
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.
- 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