Entry-level versions of the Mazda BT-50 utility are subject to a temporary stop-sale, with the brand’s local division citing global supply issues.

Shortly following news of a similar stop-sale on select Mazda 3 and CX-30 variants, the Japanese brand says Single Cab and Freestyle Cab versions of its workhorse ute – only available with XS and XT trim levels – are currently unavailable to order.

“As we continue to feel the impacts of the global automotive industry supply constraints, production for certain Mazda BT-50 model grades – XS and XT in Single Cab and Freestyle Cab configuration only – are subject to extended production delays,” a company spokesperson told CarExpert.

“During this time we are working to prioritise existing customer orders, and a limited quantity of stock of these variants remains available in dealerships. We recommend customers contact their local Mazda retailer for more information.”

“Our dealerships will continue to liaise directly with affected customers to update them on timings and availability of their individual orders.”

With the Single Cab and Freestyle Cab models temporarily unavailable, it means the most affordable BT-50 you can currently buy is the 1.9-litre BT-50 XS 4×2 Dual Cab, which starts at $42,890 before on-road costs. That’s nearly $10,000 more than the 1.9-litre BT-50 XS 4×2 Single Cab ($33,950) that is currently not available to order.

The Mazda BT-50 has been posting record sales over the past 12 months, with 15,662 units delivered in 2021 – an all-time record which even exceeded the brand’s own projections.

So far in 2022 (as of July 31) Mazda has sold 1785 BT-50 4x2s (up 19.2 per cent) and 7037 BT-50 4x4s (down 13.0 per cent). Earlier in the year the brand released a range of new variants, including new XS variants with a smaller 1.9-litre turbo-diesel engine, as well as the new BT-50 SP luxury flagship.

It’s the second stop-sale on the BT-50 this year, after orders for 1.9-litre models were paused in April due do a faulty engine sensor. This condition also affected the related Isuzu D-Max.

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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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