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Mazda BT-50 Facelift in SA

The KODO design inspired Mazda BT-50 was first introduced to the South African market in 2012. It was launched as an “Active Lifestyle Vehicle” with modern and refined styling that defied the conventional work-horse image of a bakkie. The intent was to not only attract traditional business users but to extend the appeal to a wide range of customers, including families and pleasure-seekers. The Mazda BT-50 Facelift is being introduced to further cater to these recreational buyers who enjoy both the outdoor and urban lifestyle.

Bt-50
New Bt-50
  • Redesigned Mazda BT-50 gives a sportier and more powerful presence than ever before.
  • Now produced by Thailand manufacturing plant, Auto Alliance (Thailand) Co., Ltd. (AAT).
  • BT-50 2.2L DBL 4×2 6MT SLX added to the model line-up.
  • BT-50 2.2L DBL 4×2 6AT SLE introduces an automatic transmission.
  • Mazda BT-50 Mazda Care Warranty and Service upgraded to 3year/Unlimited kilometres

The facelift bakkie maintains the versatile practicality and exhilarating driving performance of the current model while the design has been updated to give it a sportier and more powerful presence than ever before. New exterior styling incorporates a newly designed front face, redesigned side steps, rear combination lamps and 17 inch aluminum wheels. The interior has also been refined to give a higher-quality feel with the addition of Bluetooth, Steering Wheel Switches and Cruise Control from the SLX model. The SLE model picks up new features that include a rear-view camera, an auto diming mirror and electrical driver seat adjustment.

The BT-50 Double Cab will be available in the following derivatives: 2.2L 4×2 6MT SLE,  3.2L 4×4 6MT SLE and 3.2L 4×4 6AT SLE as well as new model derivatives 2.2L 4×2 6MT SLX and 2.2L 4×2 6AT SLE. Produced and fully imported from the Auto Alliance (Thailand) Co., Ltd. (AAT), plant in Thailand, the facelift offers seven exterior colour options; True Red, Aluminum Metallic, Cool White, Jet Black, Deep Crystal Blue, Blue Reflex and Titanium Flash.

The refined BT-50 has expressive styling, high quality interior and outstanding driving dynamics that reflect Mazda’s DNA.

Mazda Care

The BT-50 Mazda Care plan is now aligned with that of Mazda passenger vehicles; with a 3-year unlimited kilometre factory warranty, 3-year service plan and 3-year roadside assistance. For complete peace of mind motoring; a Customer Service Guarantee on pre-arranged repairs is also included.

Model Lineup and Pricing (Incl VAT)

BT-50 2.2L DE SLX 6MT 4X2 – R441,600

  • Max power 110kW @3700 rpm
  • Max torque 375Nm @ 1500-2500 rpm
  • Fuel consumption 7.6/100km
  • 6 speed Manual
  • 6 speakers
  • 16″ Alloy wheels
  • Bluetooth
  • Integrated Audio system (Radio/CD/USB/Aux)
  • Multi-functional steering wheel w/switches
  • Cruise control
  • Locking rear diff (LRD)
  • Tailgate lock
  • Cloth seats
  • Temperature display
  • Front power windows
  • 6 Airbags (D+P+S+C)
  • Side step
  • Front fog lamps
  • Power adjustable mirrors/power fold
  • Air conditioning

BT-50 2.2L DE SLE 6MT 4X2 – R447,700

6 Speed Auto – R497,700 (Incl VAT)

  • 6-speed Manual/Automatic Transmission
  • Dual zone ATC aircon
  • Leather seats
  • Chrome power windows
  • Integrated Audio system – high
  • 17″ Alloy wheels
  • Headlamps Auto on/off
  • Rain sensing wipers
  • Parking sensors
  • Reverse camera
  • Auto diming mirror
  • Electrical seat adjustment (Driver)
  • Leather gear knob
  • Electrical driver lumbar support

BT-50L 3.2L DE SLE 6MT 4X4 – R541,700

6 Speed Auto – R555,700

  • Max power 147kW @ 3000rpm
  • Max torque 470Nm @ 1750-2500rpm
  • Fuel consumption Man (9.3L/100km)  Auto (9.7L/100km)
  • Load Adaptive Control
  • Trailer Sway Mitigation
  • Roll Over Mitigation
  • Hill Launch Assist

Hill Descent Control

 

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Tristan Wiggill
Special Features Editor at Business Fleet Africa
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