Mazda BT-50 – Mazda have released two new accessory packs for the BT-50 SP and Thunder models. These bolster both 4WD capability and visual appeal.
The SP model gets the Pro enhancement pack with Nitrocharger suspension, upgraded springs and twin tube shock absorbers. It also includes a 2-inch lift, exclusive 18-inch wheels, integrated Lightforce LED light bar and a bunch of bling decals. Pricing is around $7,700 fitted.
The Thunder Pro pack comes with Old Man Emu BP-51 suspension, set up for medium workloads. BP-51 kit features nitrogen-filled dampers with a remote reservoir and is manually adjustable for both compression and rebound.
It also comes with a snorkel and round Lightforce LED driving lights that support the existing lightbar. Again there are a bunch of decals and this pack is priced around $9,000 fitted.
The good news is that you can order and fit these packs to existing vehicles and get a 2 year warranty.
For new vehicles the accessory packs are available to order from July at Mazda dealers nationwide and come with full vehicle warranty.
The beauty of these accessory packs is that they are tested for the vehicles and are often what owners fit themselves aftermarket.
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Full Mazda BT-50 SP and Thunder accessory details
Two substantial new accessory packs are ready to bolster the offroad capability and visual impact of the Mazda BT-50. These offer a choice of sporty and sophisticated upgrades for both the flagship SP and Thunder models.
Mazda BT-50 SP Pro enhancement pack
Adding more aggression to the sleek SP model grade, the Mazda BT-50 SP Pro enhancement pack adds Nitrocharger suspension for the first time to the BT-50.
Specifically tuned for the set-up of the vehicle, the new suspension incorporates upgraded springs that add a useful lift of up to two inches to increase the Mazda Ute’s exceptional offroad prowess to even greater effect.
These are paired to twin tube shock absorbers offering extra ride comfort both on the bitumen and off the beaten track.
These modifications have been rigorously tested to ensure that the vehicle lift does not impact any safety systems – including the standard-fit ABS and Electronic Stability Control (DSC).
Exclusive new 18-inch wheels also create maximum visual impact and increase the vehicle’s track to further enhance its 4WD credentials.
An integrated Lightforce LED lightbar set into the front grille ensures an ideal touring setup whatever the time of day, with 1 lux of illumination at up to 569m.
As a finishing touch, BT-50 ‘SP Pro’ decals are applied to the lower flank of the Mazda ute. The Mazda BT-50 SP Pro accessory pack is priced at $7,668 (Recommended Fitting Price).
Mazda BT-50 Thunder Pro Pack
Additionally, a BT-50 Thunder Pro pack is also now available, building on the expansive specification of the BT-50 Thunder model grade – which already includes a fully engineered and ADR-approved single hoop bulbar and powerful LED lightbar – and adding even more useful upgrades for when the going gets tough.
Key to upgrade list is the addition of Old Man Emu BP-51 suspension, set up for medium load use where weight requirements range from 0-300kg. Locally developed and tested in the harshest conditions, the BP-51 kit features nitrogen-filled dampers with a remote reservoir, and is manually adjustable for both compression and rebound.
Users can fully personalise their ride quality and enhance the driving experience whether they’re travelling with an unladen tray with passengers, carrying a heavy load or towing a fishing boat at the weekend.
Engineered to the highest quality, careful tuning was undertaken by the Mazda Australia engineering team to ensure the correct calibration for the characteristics of the Mazda BT-50.
A snorkel is also fitted to provide further protection from dust and when traversing deep water or travelling in remote environments, while round Lightforce LED driving lights support the lightbar for an unmatched combination that can illuminate at 1 lux for a distance of more than 1.1km ahead of the vehicle.
Newly designed ‘Thunder Pro’ decals also finish off the unique look.
Priced at $9,046 RFP, the Thunder Pro enhancement pack represents a $500 saving for customers compared to specifying the same accessories individually.
BT-50 SP Pro and BT-50 Thunder Pro availability
Available to order from July 2023 at Mazda dealers nationwide. Each BT-50 SP Pro and BT-50 Thunder Pro Mazda Genuine Accessory pack can be fitted retrospectively to existing customer vehicles. They come with a two-year warranty respectively.
When specified as part of a new vehicle order, the warranty increases to a full unlimited-kilometre, five-year duration. Provided the accessory packs are fitted upon delivery* for complete peace of mind, comfortably beating the aftermarket industry standard.
More information on the Mazda BT-50 SP Pro and Thunder Pro pack can be accessed via the Mazda BT-50 accessory hub, which also includes a handy payload calculator to help customers take full advantage of the Mazda BT-50’s impressive 3,500kg braked towing capacity.
*A feature of every Mazda Genuine Accessory.
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