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Mazda lobs top-spec BT-50 Boss
New Boss to sit atop Mazda BT-50 ute line-up, priced from $55,990 driveaway
5 Jun 2019
MAZDA has introduced a new flagship for its BT-50 ute range, the Boss, based on the dual-cab 4x4 GT and priced from $55,990 driveaway – cheaper than the regular GT that retails for $58,330 plus on-roads for the automatic version.
The Boss adds a new sound system and suite of gloss black accessories to separate it from the rest of the range and give it a tough exterior look.
Audiophiles will appreciate the addition of an Alpine S-Series speaker system with carbon-fibre reinforced plastic (CFRP) components and eight speakers with four 6.5-inch speakers featuring high-amplitude multi-roll technology for greater sound accuracy.
Two independent one-inch silk dome tweeters are located in the A-pillar, while the rear speakers also have tweeters.
Just one colour – Snowflake While Pearl Mica – will be offered on the Boss, helping to highlight the contrasting exterior black accessories.
All exterior chrome elements such as on the grille, door handles, mirror caps, sports bar and tubular side steps have been replaced with a gloss black finish, while 17-inch eight-spoke black alloy wheels enhance the look.
A black-and-white Boss decal runs along the length of the body, increasing in width from front to rear. A soft black tonneau cover helps to increase security.
The Boss builds on the standard GT specification that includes black leather trim, central locking tailgate, tubliner, eight-way adjustable power driver’s seat and smartphone mirroring.
As with the rest of the 4x4 BT-50 range, the Boss employs a 3.2-litre five-cylinder turbo-diesel engine producing 147kW at 3000rpm and 470NM from 1750-2250rpm, mated exclusively to a six-speed automatic transmission.
Mazda Australia managing director Vinesh Bhindi said the Boss gave customers the opportunity to buy an already-customised vehicle off the showroom floor.
“The new Boss grade amplifies the tough ute’s looks and adds quality equipment to improve the ownership experience,” he said.
“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.”
Through the first five months of the year, sales of the 4x4 BT-50 have dipped 5.5 per cent to 3505 units, while 4x2 sales have retracted further, with 1722 sales representing a 13.6 per cent decline year-on-year.
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