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Mazda BT-50 Reviews | Overview

MAZDA just lately updated its popular TF-series BT-50 line-up by introducing an Isuzu-sourced 1.9-litre turbo-diesel motor to entry-grade XS variants and a properly-geared up SP variant to the upper finish of the variety. 


Moreover, the XTR dual-taxi is now offered in the cab-chassis system fashion for the 1st time.


The MY22 updates are modest, but worthwhile. The range now caters to a broader buyer foundation than just before, but even now appeals to existing agricultural, fleet, trade, and recreational potential buyers.


Seventeen BT-50 variants are now available with two motor choices, two transmissions, three system styles, two body configurations, and the option of two- and 4-wheel drive presented across 6 trim grades. The 1.9-litre mill is paired exclusively with a six-velocity automated transmission.


Selling prices start at $33,650 (furthermore on-highway charges) for the freshly introduced 1.9-litre turbo-diesel XS single-cab chassis 4×2 and tops out with the 3.-litre turbo-diesel Thunder twin-cab decide-up 4×4 at $70,990 (+ORCs), which rises $2000 on very last year’s sticker rate – see New Design post. 


The freshly added 1.9-litre four-cylinder unit options twin overhead camshafts (DOHC) and a variable geometry turbocharger (VGT) to generate 110kW at 3600rpm and 350Nm concerning 1800-2600rpm. Mixed cycle gas overall economy is rated at 6.7L/100km.


Most payload for XS variants (driven by the 1.9-litre turbo-diesel motor) is rated at 1380kg with utmost braked towing ability detailed at 3000kg.


The 3.-litre 4-cylinder turbo-diesel supplying remains unchanged. It also features DOHC and VGT to develop 140kW at 3600rpm and 450Nm in between 1600-2600rpm. Combined cycle gasoline intake is detailed at 7.7L/100km, even though the braking towing ability jumps to 3500kg.


Entry grade XS variants are now offered with the new 1.9-litre turbo-diesel motor and in 4×2 or 4×4 configuration. 


Standard devices incorporates 17-inch wheels, LED headlights, power windows and -folding wing mirrors, aircon, cloth trim, vinyl flooring, a 7.-inch infotainment array with Apple CarPlay, Android Car and Bluetooth connectivity, DAB+ digital radio, as very well as a rear-seat USB outlet. 


XS 4×4 derivatives in addition element a locking rear differential.


Security package continues to consist of a reversing camera, 8 airbags, adaptive cruise handle (with Stop & Go performance), AEB with flip help, notice aid, vehicle significant-beam, blind location watch, unexpected emergency lane preserving, hill begin and descent control, lane-departure warning-avoidance and -guide methods, rear cross-targeted traffic notify, and rear parking sensors. 


XT variants consist of all the benefit and safety functions mentioned for XS variants, but in mixture with the 3.-litre turbo-diesel motor.


On the third-tier XTR (and, in addition to people functions listed for the XS), we locate 18-inch alloys, ability-folding wing mirrors, LED front fog lights, auto-levelling LED head- and daytime managing lights, aspect steps, carpeted flooring, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and gearshift knob, dual-zone weather regulate with rear-seat air flow retailers, an electrochromatic rear-perspective mirror, keyless entry, native satellite navigation and a greater (9.-inch) infotainment array.


GT variants feature chrome-capped wing mirrors with heating function, brown leather-based upholstery, eight-way electrical driver’s seat adjustment, front seat heaters, distant engine start (car only), and entrance parking sensors.


The newly introduced, and 2nd-from-leading SP derivative adds matte black 18-inch alloy wheels, a tub liner, roller tonneau go over, black and driftwood leather-based upholstery with artificial suede highlights, gloss black grille, sail-airplane athletics bar, fender flares, additionally colour-coded wing-mirror caps, door- and tailgate handles. The GT variant’s side ways and roof rails are completed in darkish gray.


Ultimately, the major-shelf BT-50 Thunder receives 18-inch black alloy wheels, a black solitary-hoop bull bar, black alloy sports activities bar, black side measures, black fender flares, electric roller tonneau, Thunder decals, and a Lightforce 20-inch twin-row lightbar.

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