28/05/2022

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Mazda BT-50 Reviews | Overview

MAZDA a short while ago updated its well-known TF-sequence BT-50 line-up by introducing an Isuzu-sourced 1.9-litre turbo-diesel engine to entry-grade XS variants and a well-equipped SP variant to the upper end of the range. 

 

On top of that, the XTR dual-cab is now obtainable in the cab-chassis system fashion for the initial time.

 

The MY22 updates are modest, but worthwhile. The range now caters to a broader consumer base than before, but even now appeals to current agricultural, fleet, trade, and recreational buyers.

 

Seventeen BT-50 variants are now accessible with two engine offerings, two transmissions, three entire body kinds, two entire body configurations, and the selection of two- and 4-wheel generate available across 6 trim grades. The 1.9-litre mill is paired exclusively with a six-pace computerized transmission.

 

Rates get started at $33,650 (furthermore on-highway prices) for the newly introduced 1.9-litre turbo-diesel XS one-taxi chassis 4×2 and tops out with the 3.-litre turbo-diesel Thunder twin-taxi decide on-up 4×4 at $70,990 (+ORCs), which rises $2000 on final year’s sticker cost – see New Model post. 

 

The newly extra 1.9-litre four-cylinder device functions dual overhead camshafts (DOHC) and a variable geometry turbocharger (VGT) to produce 110kW at 3600rpm and 350Nm in between 1800-2600rpm. Combined cycle fuel economy is rated at 6.7L/100km.

 

Maximum payload for XS variants (run by the 1.9-litre turbo-diesel motor) is rated at 1380kg with greatest braked towing ability mentioned at 3000kg.

 

The 3.-litre four-cylinder turbo-diesel featuring remains unchanged. It also characteristics DOHC and VGT to acquire 140kW at 3600rpm and 450Nm concerning 1600-2600rpm. Merged cycle gas consumption is detailed at 7.7L/100km, though the braking towing capacity jumps to 3500kg.

 

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

 

Conventional devices contains 17-inch wheels, LED headlights, electricity home windows and -folding wing mirrors, aircon, fabric trim, vinyl flooring, a 7.-inch infotainment array with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and Bluetooth connectivity, DAB+ electronic radio, as very well as a rear-seat USB outlet. 

 

XS 4×4 derivatives also attribute a locking rear differential.

 

Safety package carries on to incorporate a reversing camera, eight airbags, adaptive cruise regulate (with Prevent & Go operation), AEB with flip guide, focus support, auto substantial-beam, blind spot check, crisis lane retaining, hill begin and descent management, lane-departure warning-prevention and -support devices, rear cross-website traffic alert, and rear parking sensors. 

 

XT variants consist of all the ease and safety options shown for XS variants, but in combination with the 3.-litre turbo-diesel motor.

 

On the 3rd-tier XTR (and, in addition to these features shown for the XS), we find 18-inch alloys, electrical power-folding wing mirrors, LED front fog lights, auto-levelling LED head- and daytime running lights, aspect actions, carpeted flooring, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and gearshift knob, dual-zone weather management with rear-seat air flow outlets, an electrochromatic rear-see mirror, keyless entry, indigenous satellite navigation and a more substantial (9.-inch) infotainment array.

 

GT variants characteristic chrome-capped wing mirrors with heating purpose, brown leather-based upholstery, eight-way electric driver’s seat adjustment, entrance seat heaters, remote engine start off (car only), and front parking sensors.

 

The recently released, and second-from-best SP derivative provides matte black 18-inch alloy wheels, a tub liner, roller tonneau deal with, black and driftwood leather upholstery with artificial suede highlights, gloss black grille, sail-plane sports bar, fender flares, plus color-coded wing-mirror caps, doorway- and tailgate handles. The GT variant’s side actions and roof rails are concluded in darkish gray.

 

Last but not least, the prime-shelf BT-50 Thunder receives 18-inch black alloy wheels, a black single-hoop bull bar, black alloy sports activities bar, black aspect steps, black fender flares, electrical roller tonneau, Thunder decals, and a Lightforce 20-inch dual-row lightbar.

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