Mazda BT-50 Unveiled in Africa

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Mazda BT 50 in Africa has been unveiled. AS they say “Mazda is a car for Enthusiasts, and true to the word, BT -50 is not an exemption. The Mazda’s Double cabin has been redesigned to adopt the powerful Mazda’s kodo UI ( Soul of Motion ) Design language used in its popular SUVs. The new Mazda BT-50 is based on Isuzu D-Max 2022 platform.

From the front grill, its looks similar to the Mazda CX -9 or CX-8.  The All-New Mazda BT-50 is fully redesigned from the ground up. It launched internationally in June 2020 and units sold in South Africa, Kenya and Uganda will be produced in Thailand.

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Mazda BT 50 in South Africa

Craig Roberts, MD of Mazda Southern Africa on the introduction of the All-New BT-50 Said: “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 BT 50 2022 in Africa Unique Features

For the first time, the third generation BT-50 is available with adaptive cruise control which is aided by twin cameras in the windscreen rather than a radar sensor in the grille, as to make the installation of off-road accessories in the front of the vehicle possible. Autonomous emergency braking, blind zone warning, rear cross-traffic alert, lane-keeping assistance and centre airbags are also available in select trims.

Mazda BT 50 2022 Engine & Performance

The model line-up consists of three derivatives: Active, Dynamic and Individual, and has been aligned with that of Mazda SUV car range. The Active model features a new 1.9L diesel engine with automatic or manual gearbox, producing 110kW of power and 350Nm 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. Personally I feel that the Mazda missed it by producing two trims that are two wheel drive.  In Africa, every SUV should be a 4X4 based on the African terrain.

MAZDA CARE South Africa

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.

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