Prices start with the 2WD 2.2-litre XT Single-Cab chassis, a basic work truck with 16-inch steel wheels, cloth seats, and a vinyl floor.
By spending more money you can get the more powerful (3.2-litre) engine, four-wheel drive, a cab with rear seats, a ute-style cargo area, and extra equipment.
Pay for a dual-cab XT Ute and you also get fancier wheels, made from lighter (but arguably less robust) aluminium alloy. A reversing camera is available on XT models as an extra-cost option.
Choose a BT-50 XTR and you get a slightly bigger 8.0-inch central screen with USB, Aux and HDMI inputs (so that you can watch videos on the screen from external sources). There is satellite navigation, and it can show off-road maps that render the terrain in 3D. Digital radio reception is available, there are six speakers, and Bluetooth-connected phones can be operated by voice.
An XTR also has carpet on the floor, and dual-zone air-conditioning (which allows the driver and front-seat passenger to set their preferred temperatures). Windscreen wipers operate automatically when it rains, and the headlamps switch on automatically when it gets dark. You get front foglights, and side-steps. And the alloy wheels are an inch bigger in diameter, at 17 inches.
The most expensive BT-50 is the GT, which is available only as a 4WD Dual Cab Ute. In addition to the XTR features, it has leather trim, power adjustment for the driver’s seat, heated external mirrors, chrome sports bar with integrated LED stop-light, 12v socket in the tub to run accessories, a heavy duty tub liner, tailgate central locking, and tinted windows.