Automotive Mazda BT-50_2021

Published on September 23rd, 2020 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez

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Mazda BT-50 2020 Model Gets Tuned Bits

This is a brand new Mazda BT-50 pickup truck that has been built from the ground up. It comes now with SUV looks, SUV comfort and yet there is rugged capability and class-leading safety technology.

Exterior

Revealed to the world in June, this 2020 model Mazda BT-50 combines muscular proportions with Mazda’s iconic Kodo design language, conveying a sense of bold and powerful movement, even when standing still. 

Its three-dimensional signature wing establishes a commanding front view and dominating road presence, accentuated by sweeping crease lines running from the grille out towards the wing mirrors, paired with an unbroken centre line that flows from front to rear.

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Inside

The design overhaul extends to the cabin, where Mazda’s human-centred design ethos and pared back aesthetics achieve a spacious and comfortable cabin, designed for ease-of-use and to match driver needs.

Supportive seats wrap around the body to ensure comfort across any terrain, while a telescopic steering column makes light work of finding the perfect driving position. A large touchscreen infotainment system offers comprehensive functionality, including Android Auto and wireless Apple CarPlay.

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This all new Mazda BT-50 blends rugged off-road performance with refined on-road driving, using a turbocharged 3.0-litre four-cylinder diesel engine.

Delivering 140kW power and 450Nm torque, the pickup’s reduced body weight and more efficient engine promises improved fuel economy, while ensuring capability and versatility for a variety of tasks with a possibility 3,500kg towing capacity (which Malaysian owners will never use) and over 1,000kg payload (which will probably never be fully utilized by Malaysian buyers).

Mazda’s commitment to offering best-in-class safety carries over from passenger cars and SUVs to this all new Mazda BT-50, which brings new features to the segment to meet tougher safety standards. 

For the first time Adaptive Cruise Control, Autonomous Emergency Braking, Lane Departure Warning, Blind Spot Monitor and Rear Cross Traffic Alert are all available as standard equipment.

Aftermarket Accessories

Made of high-grade steel finished in black, the premium bull bar pictured here has headlight hoops to fully protect the BT-50’s front end from collisions. Speaking of which, it’s compatible with the pickup’s full suite of advanced driver-assist systems, including the front parking sensors.

The premium bull bar has been tested to ensure engine and transmission cooling are unaffected, while extensive durability testing was also carried out.

While the premium bull bar is fully compatible with the BT-50’s LED headlights, indicators and daytime running lights, it also features mounting points for driving lights and light bars.

Meanwhile, a premium sports bar also designed by Mazda Australia’s in-house engineering team will be on sale and it is made of black-finished steel. Malaysian BT-50 customers might find it expensive to buy and freight across due to its weight and of course currency exchange. We are quite sure there will be a bar just like this one and more coming from fabricators in Thailand in a few months’ time. 

The premium sports bar features side plates with ‘BT-50’ branding and can be complemented by a soft tonneau cover that goes with the ‘bungee cords’ of traditional items, which Mazda Australia claims increases durability and allows easier tailgate access.

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Several sets of alloy wheels will also be available, including a black-finished 18-inch design, which will be sold alongside side steps and roof racks, among other genuine accessories.

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