Mazda BT-50 gains comprehensive update for 2018

Mazda has released the new look BT-50 exclusive to Australia.

With major front-end design changes and added equipment across grades, the 2018 facelift is the second and most comprehensive update to the locally designed and developed Mazda BT-50 since its launch in 2011.

The new 2018 Mazda BT-50 boasts a bold new bumper and grille to achieve a stronger road stance.

Sharpening up the bumper, the outer edges have been squared off to give the ute a lower visual centre of gravity and a more solid bearing on the road.

Strong, straight lines are carried through to new fog light surrounds and a large trapezoid lower air intake with skid plate, accented with mesh texture and a 3-dimensional insert for greater contrast.

Further impressing a wide stance, the grille has also adopted horizontal lines, punctuated by a prominent Mazda badge. XTR and GT grades have premium chrome grille fins, paired with a dark grey lower bumper insert, while XT features satin black grille fins and black bumper insert.

The front-end changes are bolstered by equipment upgrades across the range, which include the introduction of Apple CarPlay and Android Auto across all grades.

The flagship GT will take another step up in class, offering more convenience and design differentiation as standard. The GT adds a chrome Sports Bar with integrated high-mounted LED stop light, a heavy-duty tub liner to protect the tub and tailgate from scuffs and dents, tailgate central locking to safely secure gear in the tray and a single 12 volt auxiliary socket and light to aid visibility in the tub.

The XT will see the biggest changes with the addition of a Reverse Camera and a 7-inch Alpine Infotainment System.

Making the BT-50 an even more enticing package, drivers will see ownership costs reduced, with servicing intervals updated from 10,000km/12 months to 15,000km/12 months.

The potential for cost savings is boosted with driveaway pricing on all 2018 Mazda BT-50 models, starting from $28,990.

2018 Mazda BT-50 pricing

4×2
ModelDriveaway price
6M 2.2L SINGLE C/CH XT 4X2$28,990
6A 2.2L SINGLE C/CH XT 4X2$32,205
6M 3.2L SINGLE C/CH XT 4X2$32,205
6M 3.2L FREESTYLE C/CH XT 4X2$34,490
6A 3.2L FREESTYLE C/CH XT 4X2$36,490
6M 3.2L DUAL C/CH XT 4X2$36,198
6M 3.2L DUAL CAB UTILITY XT 4X2$35,990
6A 3.2L DUAL CAB UTILITY XT 4X2$37,990
6M 3.2L DUAL CAB UTILITY XTR 4X2$39,990
6A 3.2L DUAL CAB UTILITY XTR 4X2$41,990
4×4
ModelDriveaway price
6M 3.2L SINGLE C/CH XT 4X4$37,990
6A 3.2L SINGLE C/CH XT 4X4$39,990
6M 3.2L FREESTYLE C/CH XT 4X4$40,490
6A 3.2L FREESTYLE C/CH XT 4X4$43,490
6M 3.2L FREESTYLE CAB UTILITY XTR 4X4$45,990
6A 3.2L FREESTYLE CAB UTILITY XTR 4X4$47,990
6M 3.2L DUAL C/CH XT 4X4$41,198
6M 3.2L DUAL CAB UTILITY XT 4X4$40,990
6A 3.2L DUAL CAB UTILITY XT 4X4$42,990
6M 3.2L DUAL CAB UTILITY XTR 4X4$46,990
6A 3.2L DUAL CAB UTILITY XTR 4X4$48,990
6M 3.2L DUAL CAB UTILITY GT 4X4$49,990
6A 3.2L DUAL CAB UTILITY GT 4X4$51,990

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