Mazda Australia has confirmed pricing and full specification details for the Single Cab Chassis and Freestyle Cab Chassis body-styles of the new-generation BT-50 ute.
Due in showrooms on November 1, the Single Cab Chassis and Freestyle Cab Chassis body-styles are only available in the BT-50’s entry-level XT grade, with 4x2 variants exclusively mated to a six-speed torque-converter automatic, while 4x4 versions also have the option of a six-speed manual.
The Single Cab Chassis line-up is priced between $36,550 (4x2 automatic) to $44,050 (4x4 automatic) plus on-road costs, while the Freestyle Cab Chassis range stretches from $40,050 (4x2 automatic) to $47,550 (4x4 automatic). For reference, a full pricing table can be found at the end of this article.
Just like the Dual Cab Chassis and Dual Cab Pick-up body-styles already in showrooms, all of the new BT-50 variants are motivated by a 3.0-litre turbo-diesel four-cylinder engine, which produces 140kW of power at 3600rpm and 450Nm of torque from 1600-2600rpm.
Standard equipment in the entry-level XT grade includes a rear differential lock (4x4 only), LED headlights, 17-inch alloy wheels, power-adjustable side mirrors, a 7.0-inch touchscreen multimedia system, wireless Apple CarPlay and wired Android Auto support, Bluetooth connectivity, digital radio, and black cloth upholstery.
Advanced driver-assist safety systems extend to autonomous emergency braking with intersection assist, lane departure warning, lane-keep assist (automatic only), emergency assist, blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, cruise control (manual only), adaptive cruise control with stop and go functionality (automatic only), speed sign recognition, high-beam assist, driver attention alert, hill-start assist, hill-descent control and a reversing camera.
While not included as standard, an alloy tray can be added as a genuine accessory to the Single Cab Chassis and Freestyle Cab Chassis body-styles for $2470 and $2300 respectively.
For reference, all of the Isuzu D-Max twin’s new versions have a braked towing capacity of 3500kg, while payload ranges from 1120kg to 1186kg. Also of note, maximum wading depth is 800mm, while ground clearance is 235mm.
While the Single Cab Chassis and Freestyle Cab Chassis body-styles have the same approach (29.6 degrees) and break-over (23.9) angles, their departure (24.6 to 25.3) angles differ.
The Toyota HiLux and Ford Ranger rival comes with Mazda Australia’s five-year/unlimited-kilometre warranty, while its service intervals are every 12 months or 15,000km, whichever comes first.
2021 Mazda BT-50 pricing before on-road costs
|4x2 XT Single Cab Chassis||automatic||$36,550|
|4x2 XT Freestyle Cab Chassis||automatic||$40,050|
|4x4 XT Single Cab Chassis||manual||$41,550|
|4x4 XT Single Cab Chassis||automatic||$44,050|
|4x4 XT Freestyle Cab Chassis||manual||$45,050|
|4x4 XT Freestyle Cab Chassis||automatic||$47,550|