MAZDA has added a new sound system and black gloss accessories to its range-topping BT-50 GT and called it the BT-50 Boss.
That sound system is an all-new Alpine S-Series unit that utilises lightweight yet robust carbon-fibre reinforced plastic (CFRP) components and comprises of eight high-end speakers positioned front and rear.
The monochromatic Boss is available exclusively with the Snowflake White Pearl Mica hue, which contrasts neatly with the blackened grille, door handles, mirror caps, sports bar, side steps and 17-inch black alloy wheels. Further differentiating it from the GT is the ‘Boss’ decal running the length of the body.
Other than that the Boss is business as usual and shares everything else with the GT model, including the 3.2-litre inline five-cylinder engine running at 147kW and 470Nm. The Boss is only available in 4x4 configuration and with a six-speed automatic transmission.
“The new Boss grade amplifies the tough ute’s looks and adds quality equipment to improve the ownership experience,” said Mazda Australia Managing Director, Vinesh Bhindi. “Adding the Boss grade to our line-up gives customers the option to purchase an already customised, accessory loaded Mazda BT-50 that will stand out from the crowd.”
Despite the current BT-50 having a five-star ANCAP safety rating, it still lags behind some of its immediate competition (Ranger, X-Class and soon to be Hilux) due to the lack of safety tech such as AEB.
Mazda – much like Isuzu Ute Australia last month (of which it will share its architecture) – remains tight-lipped on its next-gen model.
The Boss is available with a driveaway price of $55,990.
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