Specs and pricing have been announced for the 2021 Mazda BT-50 Thunder, the brand’s new flagship ute.
Sitting above the GT variant, the Mazda BT-50 Thunder starts from $65,990 plus on-road costs for the manual and $68,990 plus on-roads for the automatic.
The Thunder is differentiated by a single-hoop steel bull bar, a new dual-row LED light bar, 18-inch alloy wheels, fender flares, side steps, a sports bar, a powered tonneau cover and unique decals on the tub.
Scroll below for the full list of the Thunder’s equipment highlights.
Power comes from the same 3.0-litre four-cylinder turbo-diesel engine found across the range, it produces 140kW of power and 450Nm of torque. It’s mated to either a six-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmission.
The BT-50 Thunder will be available in April.
2021 Mazda BT-50 Thunder pricing (excludes on-road costs):
BT-50 Thunder dual-cab 4x4 manual – $65,990
BT-50 Thunder dual-cab 4x4 auto – $68,990
2021 Mazda BT-50 Thunder equipment highlights:
9.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system
Android Auto w
Wireless Apple CarPlay
DAB+ digital radio
Satellite navigation
18-inch alloy wheels
LED headlights with auto levelling
LED front fog lights and daytime running lights
Side steps
Dual-zone climate control
Rear air vents
Leather-wrapped steering wheel and shifter
Auto-dimming interior mirror
Rear seat centre armrest
Power-folding exterior mirrors
Keyless entry
Brown leather upholstery
Eight-way power driver’s seat
Heated front seats
Remote engine start (automatic only)
Front parking sensors
Heated chrome exterior mirrors
Steel bull bar
Fender flares
Sports bar
Autonomous emergency braking
Blind-spot monitoring
Lane-departure warning
Rear cross-traffic alert
Turn assist
Driver attention monitoring
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