Addition to utility range
Mazda’s BT-50 utility range is being expanded with the addition of the Takami grade.
Since its launch, the all-new BT-50 has been “much lauded for its mix of on-road refinement, off-road capability and class-leading safety credentials”.
The new four-wheel-drive Takami brings a strong, sporty aesthetic with impressive equipment levels and shows utes can combine performance with class-leading ride and comfort, according to the marque.
It still delivers the performance expected of a utility, but does so with the comfort and features found in the brand’s current SUV and car range.
David Hodge, managing director of Mazda NZ, says: “The additional features found in the Takami enhance what is already a fantastic ute. We believe buyers want the versatility of a ute without the need to compromise on features, ride comfort and safety. The interior cabin delivers a feeling of quality and refinement.”
Positioned above the BT-50 Limited grade, the Takami uses a combination of black and grey exterior features to give a sporty appeal.
It sports dark metallic-grey roof rails, dark grey side-steps, gunmetal grey signature wing, grey front bumper under garnish, black grille, gloss-black door handles and exterior mirrors, gloss-black sports bar, gloss-black fender flares, 18-inch black metallic alloys and a retractable roller lid.
The high-spec cabin builds on the highly specified Limited grade, which already includes heated front seats, power adjustable driver’s seat and an eight-speaker audio system.
Safety features in the latest BT-50 line-up include improvements to lane-support system technologies, including lane-keep assist, lane-departure and prevention, and emergency lane keep.
The Takami’s three-litre turbo-diesel engine produces 140kW and 450Nm for ample power and torque to enable powerful and responsive acceleration with a 3,500kg braked towing capability. It’s priced from $68,290 including GST, plus on-road costs.