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First look at updated Mazda BT-50

By Tristan Tancredi, 12 Apr 2018 News

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“Bold, new-look” BT-50 set to put Mazda back in the sights of 4x4 buyers.

AHEAD of the release of Mazda’s “bold, new-look” BT-50  next month, the Japanese company has teased the public with a glimpse of the updated model.

Partnering with the EGR group, Mazda designed and engineered the updated BT-50 on local soil, so it has been specifically designed for Australia and is exclusive to the Oz market.

On sale from May 2018, the update is, according to Mazda, “the second and most significant update since its launch in 2011”.

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What this involves will be known in detail later this month, but we do know is the BT-50 has received significant front-end design changes comprising of a more squared-off bumper, the addition of fog light surrounds and a large trapezoidal lower air intake with a skid plate, and a new-look grille with horizontal lines.

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“The utility segment is a huge priority in Australia and for Mazda; we’re always looking to improve and enhance our product offering, to remain competitive and appealing to our customers,” said Mazda Australia’s Managing Director, Vinesh Bhindi.

“This upgrade gives the BT-50 a stronger and tougher bearing, which we know Australians look for in a ute,” he said.

Stay tuned to 4x4australia.com.au for a comprehensive write-up.