With prices now starting at $48,740, Mazda has added another diesel engine option to the BT-50 range.

Mazda says that with a CO2 output of 205g/km (3P-WLTP test cycle) the BT-50 GSX and GTX models equipped with the 1.9-litre engine offers the lowest CO2 of any diesel-powered double cab ute in the New Zealand market.

David Hodge, Managing Director of Mazda New Zealand, says “Customers will welcome the low CO2 output and economical nature of this new 1.9L powertrain as well as the considerably lower CCD fee. We believe that these factors are becoming a more important consideration for buyers.”

The four-cylinder turbo diesel offers 110kW of power and 350Nm of torque and is capable of towing a 3,000kg braked or 750kg unbraked. Furthermore, the lighter powerplant means the maximum payload also increases to 1,150kg for the 2WD GSX and to 1,130kg for the 2WD GTX.

Additionally, the GSX grade – both 2WD and 4WD models have had a suspension update to improve the ride quality of the vehicle, particularly when unladen, while still enabling appropriate levels of payload to be carried with ease.

Other enhancements to the Mazda BT-50’s list of safety equipment include a Tyre Pressure Monitoring System, (TPMS) now equipped to the GTX, Limited and Takami models for added safety by alerting the driver to a loss of tyre pressure.

All BT-50 models have a 5-Star ANCAP Safety Rating (2022 tested) and feature eight airbags including a driver’s knee and a driver’s far-side airbag.

Mazda BT-50 customers receive:

  • 5 Years/150,000 Km Comprehensive New Vehicle Factory Warranty
  • $250 (inc. GST) Fixed Price Servicing Programme for 5 Years/150,000 Km
  • Free Mazda On-Call Roadside Assistance for 5 Years/Unlimited Km.

The all-new Mazda BT-50 comes in 7 exterior colours – including the newly added Rock Grey Mica. The newly added GSX and GTX 2WD models are now available from Mazda Dealers nationwide in New Zealand priced at $48,740* and $52,740* (including GST, plus ORC). For more information, please visit www.mazda.co.nz

You can read DriveLife’s BT-50 Limited review here, and we will be publishing a BT-50 Takami review shortly.

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Fred Alvrez
How on earth to start this? I've been car/bike/truck crazy since I was a teen. Like John, I had the obligatory Countach poster on the wall. I guess I'm more officially into classic and muscle cars than anything else - I currently have a '65 Sunbeam Tiger that left the factory the same day as I left the hospital as a newborn with my mother. How could I not buy that car? In 2016 my wife and I drove across the USA in a brand-new Dodge Challenger, and then shipped it home. You can read more on www.usa2nz.co.nz. We did this again in 2019 in a 1990 Chev Corvette - you can read about that trip on DriveLife. I'm a driving instructor and an Observer for the Institute of Advanced Motorists - trying to do my bit to make our roads safer.


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