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 to attract not only traditional business users but a wide range of customers, including families and pleasure-seekers.
Brian Joss – The Mazda BT-50 now 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 includes 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 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 three-year roadside assistance. A customer service guarantee on pre-arranged repairs is also included.
The line-up includes the BT-50 2.2L DE SLX 6MT 4X2; BT-50 2.2L DE SLE 6MT 4X2 – R447 700; 6 Speed Auto – R497 700 and the BT-50L 3.2L DE SLE 6MT 4X4 – R541 700