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    2012 mazda bt 50

    2012 mazda bt 50

    The seats, long in the squab and generously proportioned are comfortable on road and off it. Owner Review 14th Jan A debit, shared by the Ranger, is the curious lack of reach adjustment to the tilt-only steering wheel. Get great offers, the latest news and reviews, photos, videos and more delivered straight to your inbox.

    2012 mazda bt 50

    2012 mazda bt 50

    2012 mazda bt 50

    2012 mazda bt 50

    2012 mazda bt 50

    Mazda BT Xtr (4×4) Review | CarAdvice

    Protect yourself against fraud. Your IP address will be logged. Read about our Security Policy and Privacy Policy. Sell your car without the hassle. Get an instant offer from areyouselling. Unsettled front-end on road, polarising style X-Factor: Car-like interior comfort and refinement, with gutsy work-truck capability. Mazda has led with its chin with the new BT So is the Amarok. But has Mazda come up with a face only a mother could love — and does it matter? The BT, like the Ranger, is little short of brilliant off-road.

    Mazda Australia expects to sell around a thousand a month. We drove the upper-spec XTR dual-cab with six-speed manual. Mazda has also pulled a rabbit out of the hat with very competitive pricing.

    2012 mazda bt 50

    From the soft-feel dash, to the brushed metal garnishes, the quality feel to the switchgear, leather-wrapped multi-function wheel, and smart door trims, this is a high-quality and very well-designed interior.

    The seats, long in the squab and generously proportioned are comfortable on road and off it. In the XTR, the addition of seat-height adjustment - useful for picking your line over the sloping bonnet - makes off-road work easier. A debit, shared by the Ranger, is the curious lack of reach adjustment to the tilt-only steering wheel. For the XTR grade we drove, add dual-zone climate control, sat-nav, leather-trimmed steering wheel and gearknob, foglamps and inch alloys.

    2012 mazda bt 50

    For me short , the top of the tray is at armpit height. It's mm long, mm wide, between the wheel-arches and mm deep. The maximum braked towing capacity is a very hefty kg. Paddocks have been ploughed with less.

    On road, in the six-speed manual, hills flatten beneath it, and swift, safe overtaking is a breeze. The throw of the gear-shift is chunky although a little wooly through the gate, but it's easy to use and the clutch is nicely-weighted. Like the Ranger, all that torque matched up with descent control, hill-start assist, locking rear differential, steep approach and departure angles and ramp-over, even with side steps , makes short work of challenging off-road tracks.

    There is so much torque, that, in the manual, you can simply point the nose at a gradient, engage first, slip the clutch and let it idle up and over.

    2012 mazda bt 50

    There is even a cleverer trick when descending: The answer we got from Mazda as to its revisions was a bit unclear. We think the front springs are softer, allowing more compression and travel, which helps in really rough going. For engaging low range, the car must be stopped. In a mix of on-road and heavy off-road work, we averaged Claimed average consumption is 8.

    The strong, smooth-revving 3. Vibration and harshness is beautifully isolated from the interior. Best though, on road, is the near-absence of tyre and wind noise. The BT is quieter at speed over coarse bitumen than the improved Mazda6. There is a little fluttering from the base of the A-pillar, but shearing from the tyres barely intrudes. On road, this where the BT needs more work.

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