The 2018 Mazda BT-50 GT Dual Cab
When they think about the Mazda BT-50, Perth based ute drivers may already be familiar with earlier versions of this vehicle. This latest release has freshened up the range to keep the sales strong. It may be a few years yet before we see a total replacement for the BT-50 and interested drivers may be keen to find out how this vehicle compares to the competition.
A Mazda BT-50 Overview
The ute market here in Australia is a large segment that has begun to fracture in recent years. This distinction between utes and SUVs is becoming more difficult in many vehicles, and many drivers are looking for a ute that is also a great family vehicle. At the other end of the segment, we can see that even down to earth utes are selling well. The Mazda BT-50 sits somewhere between these two differing types of utes. What you get is a workhorse with some features that make it a perfectly good family vehicle, that may be lacking some of those top end luxury touches that you would find on an SUV. Of course, a ute vehicle is typically cheaper than an SUV, so for budget conscious drivers that want a work vehicle that they can use with their family, the BT-50 would be a good option.
At a Glance
This latest BT-50 has a load of torque that’s easy to access for effortless towing. The features are basic, but there are a number of touches that may surprise you. The service distance intervals are longer compared to the outgoing model. The Mazda BT-50 is a go anywhere vehicle that you can get down and dirty in for offroad work and family adventures. Some drivers may find that the infotainment system is a little fiddly to use until you get used to it.
The Mazda BT-50 GT
This is the pinnacle of the range, but as a more workhorse vehicle, you will not get those premium features that you may expect on a flagship SUV. In fact, many of the changes for this release are cosmetic features to toughen up the appearance. There is a new grille insert and bumper, but the headlights and taillights are unchanged. If you want to bulk up the front end, even more, there are Mazda and aftermarket bull bars available. The main changes over the outgoing are in the cab to add functionality for smartphone users. Both Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity is now supported. The infotainment system has also been upgraded with features, such as DAB+ digital radio, satellite navigation and an 8” touchscreen.
If they are looking for a Mazda BT-50 for sale, Wa based drivers should get in contact with us here at Mandurah Mazda. We offer a large selection of new, demo and used cars available for sale, including the latest Mazda BT-50 models. We would like to invite you to book a test drive with us online, and you can try out the BT-50 for yourself. If you need finance for your purchase, you’ll find that our rates are highly competitive with your repayments tailored to suit your needs. Our sales team is standing by to guide you through our latest hot deals, and they will be delighted to answer any remaining questions that you may have.