2022 Mazda BT-50 GT SP Dual-Cab UTE – Mazda will launch new models beginning at the beginning of next year. They will also expand the options of showrooms for customers with higher-end and top-end specs and minor equipment upgrades across the entire range.
2022 Mazda BT-50 GT SP Dual-Cab UTE Review
The main event will be The Mazda BT-50 GT SP dual-cab ute, the brand new version of the flagship model from Mazda that is over the current GT. In contrast to the original Thunder which is made locally with designs from Mazda Australia engineers, the SP comes from the factory, sporting a distinctive appearance and additional equipment.
In the lower range, there is the addition of a 1.9-liter diesel turbo engine model in conjunction with the recent launch of Isuzu’s similar specification. There’s also a cab-chassis variant of the XTR available. All MY22 models will also have the Lane Support System button which lets drivers disable Lane Support Systems if needed. The brand-new BT-50 SP is driven by the sturdy 3.0-liter diesel turbo four-cylinder engine producing 140kW and 450Nm using an automatic or manual six-speed transmission. Similar to the GT model, the driveline is an all-time 4×4 system that comes with the locking rear differential normal (there’s no 4×2 on offer).
Upgrades to the equipment of those who own the SP in comparison to the GT that include electrically adjustable and heated front seats that are upholstered in leather as well as some options for exterior enhancements including driftwood leather that has black suede trim that is made of synthetic leather. Outside, you’ll find new 18-inch black alloy wheels, door handles in black, grille side mirrors, wheel flares, and a sail-lane sports bar gray roof rails and side steps; as well as an electric black tonneau cover for a roller with a tub liner in the interior.
“As we move towards the Brand-New BT-50’s second year, we are already focused on evolving the product and offering wider customer choice, which is a hallmark of our business,” said Mazda Australia Managing Director, Vinesh Bhindi. We can see the newly-released Mazda BT-50 SP as a direct rival to similar models like Isuzu D-Max, Isuzu D-Max X-Terrain, Toyota Hilux Rugged as well as the Ford Ranger FX4. Pricing is not yet disclosed, but it is expected to come out at the beginning of January 2022. In the lower end of the line, Mazda has launched an entry-level model called the BT-50 XS, a budget entry-level model that features a brand new 1.9-liter diesel turbo that produces 350Nm and 110kW exclusively via an automatic six-speed. Cab and drivetrain configurations include four-by-2 single Cab Chassis and 4×2 Dual Cab as well as 4-x4 Dual Cab.
The brand new XS is a mirror of that of the XT specifications, however, it adds the bigger 3.0L engine for the 1.9L. This means equipment like 17.2-inch aluminum alloys, headlamps with LEDs the cloth-covered seat, 7.0-inch infotainment with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, reversing camera, and a complete safety package that includes an AEB system, adaptive cruise controls as well as lane departure alert with keeping assist, rear cross-traffic warning and parking sensors for the rear of the side of the ute that is style-oriented. “The new Mazda BT-50 SP model brings a strong, sporty aesthetic with impressive equipment levels, while the new 1.9-liter turbo-diesel drivetrain delivers a highly capable entry point into the BT-50 model range,” Bhindi added. Bhindi is optimistic that the latest additions can give Mazda an increase in sales.
2022 Mazda BT-50 GT SP Dual-Cab UTE Released
“Brand-New Mazda BT-50 has performed exceptionally in 2021 the month of July, which was the second-highest sales month in the history of the nameplate. The range also managed to exceed the total 2020 sales of the BT-50. The impressive sales have allowed us to secure more supply starting in November.” Specifications and pricing information will be available closer to the time of the updated availability of the range from January 2022.