BMW April 2022

Mazda Southern Africa is pleased to announce the third generation of the all-new Mazda BT-50, which is fully redesigned from the ground up. As an evolution of Mazda’s Kodo design, it gives life to a new form of elegance rooted in Japanese aesthetics. Mazda’s Kodo – Soul of Motion design language is immediately evident right from the front of the vehicle with the prominent front grille, and the three-dimensional signature wing that extends out towards the side. 

The design of the headlights is distinct and sharp, taking in cues from Mazda’s SUV range. From the first glance, the BT-50 now expresses unique power, toughness, and utilitarian functionality, ready for adventure and built for working purposes, while appealing to lifestyle customers with its unique design.

Everything inside the interior cabin from dashboard, steering wheel, seats, and centre console has been redesigned to ensure that drivers feel connected to their vehicle and as comfortable as they can be. It’s refined, smooth interior aims for a level of comfort on par with a luxury SUV, by combining sleek and modern elegance with strong functionality.

As with all Mazda models, the latest BT-50 comes standard with a generous level of features, including MZD Connect Infotainment System with a 7- or 9-inch display screen, Apple Carplay™ and Android Auto™, Reverse camera, Parking sensors, LED headlamps, Hill Launch Assist, Hill Descent Control, Trailer Sway Mitigation, 7 airbags, Cruise Control – to name just a few. 

The model line-up consists of three derivatives: Active, Dynamic and Individual, and has been aligned with that of their passenger car range. The Active model features a new 1.9L diesel engine with automatic or manual gearbox, producing 110kW of power and 350Nm of torque. The Dynamic and Individual models feature the new 3.0L 6-speed automatic gearbox that produces 140kW of power and 450Nm of torque. The Individual model is available with the 4×4 drivetrain, whereas all other models are available in the 4×2 drivetrain.

Says Craig Roberts, MD of Mazda Southern Africa at the press introduction: “We could not be prouder or more excited to launch the all-new BT-50 in Southern Africa right now. The vehicle has a long history locally, and internationally. It has been re-imagined and re-built from the ground up, with all the utilitarian value of a double cab bakkie, and all the comfort and technology expected of an SUV. We are confident it will be met with enthusiasm by our customers and media alike, as a true stand-out and another bold reflection on our Japanese Heritage.”

Mazda is proud to announce that the latest BT-50 received a 5-Star ANCAP Safety rating in 2020, issued by the Australasian New Car Assessment Programme and comes standard with a three-year unlimited kilometre Mazda service plan, three-year unlimited kilometre Mazda warranty and a three-year unlimited roadside assistance plan. Prices start at R611 900.

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