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New variant and off-road mode for 2024 Mazda BT-50 ute that's on drive-away price offer to tempt buyers away from the Mitsubishi Triton and Isuzu D-Max

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A new cab chassis variant emerges.
A new cab chassis variant emerges.

Mazda has made a number of small tweaks to the BT-50 ute for model year 2024 including a new variant and off-road mode. 

There are almost no price changes beyond the high-spec BT-50 SP dual cab climbing $230 to $68,890 before on-road costs. All other variants from the $35,520 XS price leader to flagship Thunder ($74,095) remain unchanged. 

Until the end of this financial year, Mazda is running drive-away specials on the XT dual cab ($49,990) and SP dual cab ($64,670) for ABN holders. 

For 2024, Mazda has brought the practical dual cab chassis configuration to the leather upholstered GT 4x4 trim for $61,260 before on-road costs. 

It features LED headlights, dual-zone climate, 9.0-inch multimedia touchscreen, leather-appointed steering wheel and shifter, chrome mirror caps, heated seats with brown leather upholstery and remote start function using the key fob over the XTR trim. 

All 4x4 models now get a Rough Terrain Mode, which can be engaged using a button next to the shifter. To maintain traction in technical conditions, the system modulates throttle and brake inputs at low speed to intervene ‘before wheel spin can occur’. 

The XS and XT grades get auto relock functionality, previously reserved for XTR trims and above with advanced keyless entry. 

Inside the GT gets brown leather upholstery. (Image: Marcus Craft)
Inside the GT gets brown leather upholstery. (Image: Marcus Craft)

The Isuzu D-Max-related BT-50 continues a 110kW/350Nm 1.9-litre turbo-diesel four-cylinder in the base XS while all other models use a 140kW/450Nm 3.0-litre '4JJ3-TCX' turbo diesel renowned for i9ts towing ability and reliability.

A six-speed manual transmission is standard up to XTR with six-speed automatic optional. From GT up, all variants are auto.

The small updates, drive-away prices and added off-road tech may push BT-50 sales closer to rivals such as the Isuzu D-Max and Mitsubishi Triton

So far this year, Mazda’s luxury-focused ute has found 4811 homes, ahead of the Nissan Navara and GWM Ute Cannon but behind market leaders.

The changes come after Mazda dropped the BT-50 in New Zealand and then South Africa. Mazda Australia says it remains committed to the ute locally. 

2024 Mazda BT-50 4x4 dual cab pick-up pricing

For full pricing visit our Mazda BT-50 price and specs page.

VariantPrice (before on-road costs)
XT 4x4 manual$52,730
XT 4x4 automatic$55,230 ($49,990 drive-away)
XTR 4x4 manual$56,780
XTR 4x4 automatic$59,280
GT 4x4 automatic$62,660
SP 4x4 automatic$68,890 ($64,670 drive-away)
Thunder 4x4 automatic$74,095
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