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2021 Mazda BT-50 single cab and extra cab utes revealed! Isuzu D-Max-based workhorse models unveiled to rival Toyota HiLux


We've been waiting to see the single-cab and extra-cab versions of the Mazda BT-50 2021 model, and now there are official images... but they've not come from Mazda Australia, instead they've been outed by crash test authority ANCAP.

Buyers will have to wait until late in 2020 to see a single-cab or Freestyle cab (extra cab or space cab) version of the new-gen Mazda BT-50 in showrooms or forecourts. Conversely, the Isuzu D-Max, the ute the new BT-50 is based on, launched with a full-scale range.

There are no details on pricing or specs just yet, but it's likely the single- and extra-cab models will be offered in XT and XTR specs, while the GT is expected to remain a dual cab proposition.

In the previous BT-50 range, the XT base model was a sub-$30k proposition, and it's expected the new model will be very close to that marker in 4x2 Hi-Rider RWD cab-chassis spec. Customers can expect a range of 4x2 and 4x4 versions of the cab-chassis and extra-cab Pickup models.

Expect all models to mirror the standard spec. Expect all models to mirror the standard spec.

The engine offering will mirror what's available in the dual cab models already on sale - an Isuzu-sourced 3.0-litre four-cylinder turbo-diesel engine with 140kW of power and 450Nm of torque. It'll come with the choice of a six-speed manual or six-speed auto on the lower grades, too. Fuel consumption is expected to mirror the dual cab versions, between 7.7 and 8.0 litres per 100 kilometres.

Expect all models to mirror the standard spec - as you can see, there'll be colour-coded bumpers, door handles, mirror caps, and even the lower grade models will come on 17-inch alloy wheels. You'll find carpet flooring, cloth trim, a 7.0-inch touchscreen media system in XT models and a 9.0-inch in XTR versions - both of which will offer USB-connect Android Auto and USB/wireless Apple CarPlay.

In good news for customers, the new model will come with the full gamut of safety technology and equipment that helped it score its unexpected debut by way of the BT-50's 2020 five-star ANCAP crash test rating. That means standard AEB with pedestrian and cyclist detection, lane keeping assistance systems, adaptive cruise control on autos, blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert.

Mazda backs the BT-50 with a five-year/unlimited kilometre warranty, with a seven-year capped price servicing plan and seven years' roadside assist.

Stay tuned for full pricing and specs on the entire BT-50 range when it's announced.