Mazda introduces the Mazda BT-50

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MIDRAND, South Africa — Mazda Southern Africa is pleased to announce the local launch of the Mazda BT-50, the third model in a new generation of Mazda vehicles. 


The Mazda BT-50 is fully redesigned from the ground up. The Mazda BT50 launched internationally in June 2020 and units sold in South Africa will be produced in Thailand.

As an evolution of Mazda’s Kodo design, it gives life to a new form of elegance rooted in Japanese aesthetics. Mazda’s Kodo – Soul of Motion design language is immediately evident right from the front of the vehicle with the prominent front grille, and the 3 dimensional signature wing that extends out towards the side. The design of the headlights is distinct and sharp, taking in cues from Mazda’s SUV range. From the first glance, the Mazda BT-50 expresses unique power, toughness and utilitarian functionality, ready for adventure and built for working purposes, while appealing to lifestyle customers with its unique design.

The Mazda BT-50 isn't all about utility, but bold evolution, designed with the goal of being a vehicle that customers can take pride in owning. This All-New bakkie embodies our desire to enrich the lives of our customers with an exciting value proposition.

The interior cabin space has been carefully crafted to express Mazda’s commitment to human centric design. Everything from dashboard, steering wheel, seats and center console has been redesigned to ensure that drivers feel connected to their vehicle and as comfortable as they can be. It is refined, smooth interior aims for a level of comfort on par with a luxury SUV, by combining sleek and modern elegance with strong functionality. As with all Mazda models, the Mazda BT-50 comes standard with a generous level of features, including MZD Connect Infotainment System with a 7 or 9 inch display screen, Apple Carplay™ and Android Auto™, Reverse camera, Parking sensors, LED headlamps, Hill Launch Assist, Hill Descent Control, Trailer Sway Mitigation, 7 airbags, Cruise Control to name a few. And with its bold stance, the Mazda BT-50 will stand ready and proud on the showroom floor next to its Mazda siblings.

The model line-up consists of three derivatives: Active, Dynamic and Individual, and has been aligned with that of our passenger car range. The Active model features a new 1.9L diesel engine with automatic or manual gearbox, producing 110kW of power and 350Nm of torque. The Dynamic and Individual models feature the new 3.0L 6-speed automatic gearbox that produces 140kW of power and 450Nm of torque. The Individual model is available with the 4x4 drivetrain, whereas all other models are available in the 4x2 drivetrain.

Says Craig Roberts, MD of Mazda Southern Africa on the introduction of the Mazda BT-50: “We could not be prouder or more excited to launch the Mazda BT-50 in Southern Africa now. The vehicle has a long history locally, and internationally. It has been re-imagined and re-built from the ground up, with all the utilitarian value of a double-cab bakkie, and all the comfort and technology expected of an SUV. We are confident it will be met with enthusiasm by our customers and media alike, as a true stand-out and another bold reflection on our Japanese Heritage.”

Mazda is proud to announce that the Mazda BT-50 received a 5 Star ANCAP Safety rating in 2020, issued by the Australasian New Car Assessment Program. The Mazda BT-50 will come standard with a 3-Year Unlimited Kilometer Mazda Service Plan, 3- Year Unlimited Kilometer Mazda Warranty and a 3-Year Unlimited Roadside Assistance.

Please look out for the online live reveal on 15 July 2021 on Mazda’s Facebook and YouTube platforms.

For more information, please contact your nearest Mazda Dealer or visit our website on