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2009-05-25 09:20
Mazda has brought its local BT-50 bakkie range in line with the international facelift launched in Europe during October last year.

This very mild restyling exercise features a new five-point body colour grille, framed by silver-look headlamp bezels.

Around the rear there is a new step bumper and revised roll bar design.

The aesthetic changes are finished off with new-look 16’’ alloy wheels rolling in the wheel arches. Overall the pre-facelift BT-50 looks more authentically  bakkie to us.

The other notable upgrade is auxiliary output point capability on the in-dash mounted CD changers – both single slot and six-disc shuttle versions.

Not much new in here, design and dials still neat, could do with satellite steering wheel controls though.

The Mazda BT-50 offers 10 000km service intervals and comes with a 4-year/120 000km Warranty. The MazdaMotion 5-year/90 000km Service Plan as well as 3-year Roadside Assistance Plan comes standard across all models.

Single Cab                                            
Mazda BT-50 2.6i 4x2                       R185 400    
Mazda BT-50 2.6i 4x4                       R223 400
Mazda BT-50 2.6i 4x4 (Safety)             R234 600    
Mazda BT-50 2500TDi SLX 4x2              R240 120
Mazda BT-50 3000CRDi SLX 4x2           R262 320

Freestyle Cab
Mazda BT-50 2500TDi SLX 4x2              R256 870
Mazda BT 50 2500TDi SLX 4x4              R301 670
Mazda BT-50 3000CRDi SLX 4x2           R289 900

Double Cab
Mazda BT-50 2.6i 4x4 (Safety)             R270 400
Mazda BT-50 2.6i SLE 4x2                     R290 360
Mazda BT-50 2500TDi SLE 4x2              R302 460
Mazda BT-50 3000CRDi SLE 4x2            R326 060
Mazda BT-50 3000CRDi SLE 4x2 Auto   R338 060
Mazda BT-50 3000CRDi SLE 4x4            R370 160

No mechanical changes, so superb 3.0 MZR-CD turbodiesel remains as is.

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