Myrtleford Times

Mazda BT-50 Thunder

- By EWAN KENNEDY

MAZDA Australia is about to launch a special model, the BT-50 Thunder.

Developed by Mazda Australia’s in-house engineerin­g team it will be sold only on the Australian market.

It is based on the Mazda BT-50 GT dual-cab 4x4 and has a bold front-end treatment that includes a single hoop steel bullbar and a Lightforce dual-row LED lightbar. A set of Thunder decals grace the tub sides.

Mazda fits what it describes as ‘sinister’ 18-inch black alloy wheels that sit inside wider fender flares. At the rear is a premium sports bar.

The additional equipment adds over $13,000 total value.

Regular

Manufactur­er’s

Retail Listed Pricing (MRLP) is $65,990 (plus on-road costs) for manual BT-50 Thunder, and $68,990 for the automatic.

The Mazda BT-50 Thunder goes on-sale at a date yet to be specified in April 2021.

“We have been extremely pleased with how the brandnew Mazda BT-50 has been received by our dealer partners, customers and media since its mid-2020 launch,” said Mazda Australia managing director, Vinesh Bhindi.

“The range-topping, uniquely-Australian BT-50 Thunder makes a strong statement with a bold and assertive aesthetic, while retaining the high level of specificat­ion and safety attributes expected of a brand-new BT-50 model,” he said.

 ??  ?? UNIQUELY AUSTRALIAN: Big bold and a real attention grabber, this special Mazda BT-50 thunders into the Australian market.
UNIQUELY AUSTRALIAN: Big bold and a real attention grabber, this special Mazda BT-50 thunders into the Australian market.

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