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The Mazda BT-50 turbo-diesel shows itself as best in class for driver enjoyment

9 Jan 2009

MAZDA gave the BT-50 a light make-over in 2008 to keep up buyer interest. Despite sharing much of its platform with its predecessor (the B-series), this old truck knows a trick or two. With a new ticker fitted in the form of a 3.0-litre turbo-diesel, and now into its second facelift since introduction in 2006, the BT-50 is a credible player in the ute market, one that is not known for following new technology as closely as the passenger car market.
Model release date: 1 September 2008 to 1 October 2011

Previous model

Mazda BT-50

Released: Nov 2006
Ended: Sept 2008
Family Tree: BT-50

The BT-50 arrived to replace the B-series with three body styles - a two-door Single Cab with two or three seats a 'Freestyle' Cab (offering back-hinged, B-pillarless rear doors) offering four seats and a conventional four-door, five-seater Dual Cab style. The petrol engine from the B-series was gone, with a new 3.0-litre turbo-diesel replacement available in five-speed manual or, in top-spec models, a five-speed automatic, with prices starting at $31,975 for the Single Cab Chassis w/bench seat DX and $45,550 for the top-spec Dual Cab Utility SDX auto.

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