Mazda might be able to claim one of the longest lineages for the BT-50 – that is, if it hadn’t had three separate names over its history.
The B Series ute was Mazda’s first foray, way back in 1964, which was replaced in 1992 by the well-known Bravo. By then, Mazda’s ute had grown from its workhorse roots to a series of two- and four-wheel-drive utes, with the choice of single and dual cab configurations. With the advent of the BT-50 in late 2006, Mazda updated the name, style and performance of its ladder-framed ute.
These days, a pair of diesel engines work across a range of body styles and drive configurations, with prices starting at $28,260 for the BT-50 XT (4x2) (5YR) up to $58,330 for the BT-50 GT (4x4) (5YR).