Media release 26 July 2022
Mazda’s BT-50 utility range is being expanded with the addition of a class-leading Takami grade.
Since its launch, the All-New BT-50 has been much lauded for its mix of on-road refinement, off-road capability, and class-leading safety credentials.
The new 4WD Mazda BT-50 Takami brings a strong, sporty aesthetic with impressive equipment levels and dispels the myth that utes cannot combine performance with class-leading ride and comfort.
It still delivers the performance expected of a ute but does so with the comfort and features found in Mazda’s current SUV and car range.
David Hodge, Managing Director Mazda New Zealand, says “The additional features found in the BT-50 Takami enhance what is already a fantastic ute. We believe buyers want the versatility of a ute without the need to compromise on features, ride comfort and safety. The interior cabin delivers a feeling of quality and refinement for the driver and passengers.”
Positioned above the already luxuriously appointed BT-50 Limited grade, the Takami uses a combination of black and grey exterior features to give a sporty appeal.
Featuring dark metallic grey roof rails, dark grey side-steps, gunmetal grey signature wing, grey front bumper under garnish, black grille, gloss-black door handles and exterior mirrors, gloss-black sports bar, gloss-black fender flares, 18-inch black metallic alloy wheels and a retractable roller lid giving the BT-50 Takami a refined yet sporty profile.
The high spec cabin builds on the highly specified Limited grade which already includes heated front seats, power adjustable driver’s seat and 8-speaker audio system and adds a combination khaki coloured leather and black synthetic suede interior trim and seating.
Mazda has a reputation for continually enhancing the safety features of its vehicles. This continues with the latest BT-50 line-up with improvements to Lane Support System (LSS) technologies, including Lane-Keep Assist System (LAS), Lane Departure Warning (LDW) Lane Departure Prevention (LDW) and Emergency Lane Keep (ELK).
All BT-50 models have a 5-Star ANCAP Safety Rating (2020 tested) and feature a total of eight air bags including a driver’s knee and a driver’s far-side air bag.
A new exterior colour, Rock Grey Mica has also been added to the BT-50 range.
The BT-50 Takami powertrain is the impressive 3.0 litre Turbo Diesel engine – producing 140kW and 450Nm providing ample power and torque to enable powerful and responsive acceleration with a 3,500kg braked towing capability.
For total peace of mind All-New Mazda BT-50 customers receive: (1) 5 Years/150,000 Km Comprehensive New Vehicle Factory Warranty, (2) $250 (inc. GST) Fixed Price Servicing Programme for 5 Years/150,000 Km, and (3) Free Mazda On-Call Roadside Assistance for 5 Years/Unlimited Km
The all-new Mazda BT-50 Takami is now available from Mazda Dealers nationwide in New Zealand priced at $68,290 (including GST, plus ORC). For more information, please visit www.mazda.co.nz