Mazda Motor Corporation has hosted the world premiere of their all-new Mazda BT-50 ute and it’s KODO cool.
Fully redesigned, the all-new BT-50 is supplied by Isuzu Motor Limited on an OEM basis, and the vehicle will go on sale under the Mazda brand name starting in the Australasian market in the latter half of 2020.
Managing Director Mazda New Zealand, David Hodge, says it is fantastic to have a completely All- New Mazda BT-50 in the New Zealand market for the first time in nine years.
“The exterior of the new BT-50 draws on Mazda’s Kodo – Soul of Motion design theme and makes it immediately recognisable as part of the Mazda range of vehicles. Its driving performance, functionality and safety will meet the needs of the wide range of situations where our New Zealand customers will be using the ute.”
Since its debut in 2006, the BT-50 has been sold mainly in regions such as Australasia, ASEAN, Central and South America, the Middle East and Africa. Its sporty and powerful design, exceptional driving performance capable of taking on all kinds of driving situations, and functionality have all been highly regarded by drivers who actively drive utes.
The second fully redesigned model aims to bring customers pleasure and enjoyment. Based on Isuzu pickup trucks, special care went into the vehicle’s design, ease of use and into creating peace of mind for the occupants.
Mazda aims to become a brand that can create strong bonds with customers by focusing on the pure essence of cars — the joy of driving — and committing ourselves to preserve our beautiful earth, enrich people’s lives and make a bountiful society that lifts everybody’s spirits.
All-new BT-50’s major specifications are as follows:
Overall length: 5,280mm. Width: 1,870mm. Height: 1,790mm. Max payload: 1,065kg. Towing capacity: 3,500kg. Engine displacement: 2,999cc. Max output: 140kW (190PS)/3,600rpm. Max torque: 450N·m/1,600 – 2,600rpm.
For those that missed it, here is the full launch.