Mazda BT-50 4×4 Freestyle Cab Utility XTR Automatic

2013 Mazda 4x4 BT-50 Freestyle Cab Utility XTR front
Mazda has bolstered its award-winning BT-50 range with the addition of a six-speed automatic transmission to the 4×4 Freestyle Cab Utility XTR.

The BT-50 4×4 Freestyle Cab Utility XTR was initially launched exclusively as a manual, but as demand for automatic utilities continues to grow, Mazda saw an opportunity to further broaden its line-up to meet customer demand.

Year To Date 65 per cent of BT-50 buyers have chosen 4x4s, with 43 per cent of them preferring automatic.

With a 3.2 litre turbo diesel engine producing 147kW of power and 470 Nm of torque – and 3,500 kilograms of towing capacity – the BT-50 Freestyle Cab is one of the best utilities available.

The XTR, with its sophisticated interior, comes fitted with Bluetooth®, satellite navigation, USB, dual-control climate control, power mirrors and 17-inch alloys.

While comfort and style are synonymous with the BT-50, safety is also at the forefront with the Freestyle Cab Utility XTR 4×4 fitted with front, side and curtain airbags, anti-lock brakes, dynamic stability control, locking rear differential, hill descent control and hill launch assist.

2013 Mazda 4x4 BT-50 Freestyle Cab Utility XTR side

The BT-50 Freestyle Cab Utility comfortably seats four and makes the most of the available rear cabin space thanks to its clever pillarless rear door.

With sales of almost 1,200 per month in 2013, the all-time BT-50 sales record of 11,848 – set in 2012 – is set to be broken. In addition, increased BT-50 supply creates further opportunity for BT-50 sales growth.

2013 Maxda 4x4 BT-50 Freestyle Cab Utility XTR rear

Mazda Australia’s national marketing director, Alastair Doak said: “In the BT-50, Mazda has a tough, powerful utility with the sophistication and comfort of an SUV. We have responded to increased customer demand for automatic transmissions by adding the BT-50 Freestyle Cab Utility XTR 4×4 with a six-speed automatic transmission to our award-winning utility line-up.”

BT-50 Freestyle Cab Utility XTR 4×4 with six-speed automatic transmission is available now at Mazda dealers nationally with a Manufacturers List Price (MLP) of $48,890.

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Rob Fraser – General dogsbody & Director Rob is the founder of the business. He constantly mutters something about way too many red wines one evening being to blame. He first learned to drive on the farm in a left hand drive WW11 Jeep when he was 11, many years ago. He has maintained a strong interest in the industry ever since and was hooked on 4WDriving way back then. Having previously lived at the top of corporate life he retired in 2000 and hasn’t put a suit and tie on since. Cars are his passion so why not have a business doing what you love he figures. He has towed either a caravan or camper trailer to most parts of Australia, has run guided tours for camper trailers’ and instructed drivers in off road towing Often known for taking the 4WD in the driveway over the sports car, he has travelled pretty much everywhere in Australia and when he is bored goes for a drive.

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