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Mazda SA shares more details of its new BT-50 bakkie

The all-new Mazda BT-50 is fully redesigned from the ground up.

Mazda South Africa is introducing its new BT-50 that is earmarked to make its online reveal on the 15th of July this year.  

The all-new Mazda BT-50 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 3-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 all-new BT-50 expresses unique power, toughness and utilitarian functionality, ready for adventure and built for working purposes, while appealing to lifestyle customers with its unique design.

The interior cabin space has been carefully crafted to express Mazda’s commitment to human-centric design.

Everything from the 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 is 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, new 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 a few. And with its bold stance, the All-New BT-50 will stand ready and proud on the showroom floor next to its Mazda siblings.

The model line-up consists of three derivatives: Active, Dynamic and Individual.

The Active model features a new 1.9L diesel engine with an automatic or manual gearbox, producing 121kW of power and 213Nm 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 on the introduction of the All-New BT-50: “We could not be prouder or more excited to launch the All-New BT-50 in Southern Africa 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 All-New BT-50 received a 5 Star ANCAP Safety rating in 2020, issued by the Australasian New Car Assessment Program.

The All-New BT-50 will come standard with a 3-Year Unlimited Kilometer Mazda Service Plan, 3-Year Unlimited Kilometer Mazda Warranty and a 3-Year Unlimited Roadside Assistance.

Please lookout for the online live reveal on 15 July 2021 on Mazda’s Facebook and YouTube platforms.

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