The SP and Thunder grades of Mazda’s BT-50 dual cab ute can now be fitted with ‘Pro Accessory’ enhancement packs that increase off-road capability and improve appearance.
Available to order from Mazda dealers Australia-wide, the BT-50 SP Pro and BT-50 Thunder Pro Genuine Accessory packs can be added as part of a new vehicle order, or fitted retrospectively to existing vehicles at Mazda dealerships.
Mazda’s full five-year, unlimited kilometre warranty applies to packs are ordered with a new vehicle (comfortably beating the aftermarket industry standard), while a two-year warranty applies when fitted to second hand BT-50s. In each instance, the warranty applies to packs fitted at Mazda dealerships.
BT-50 SP Pro enhancement pack
Nitrocharger suspension is the key component of this package and available on a BT-50 for the first time. The new suspension has been specifically tuned for the BT-50, incorporating upgraded springs that add a lift of up to two inches for greater ground clearance, while twin tube shock absorbers deliver extra ride comfort, both on the bitumen and off the beaten track.
The suspension componentry has been rigorously tested to ensure that the lift does not impact any of the BT-50’s safety systems – including the standard ABS and Electronic Stability Control (DSC).
The SP Pro Accessory pack also includes exclusive 18-inch wheels. Finished in black and with a beadlock look, these new alloys also widen the BT-50’s track to further enhance off-road capability.
A Lightforce LED lightbar is also included, mounted behind the grille. This 20-inch lightbar offers 1 lux of illumination at up to 569 metres.
Completing the SP Pro pack are a set of ‘SP Pro’ decals on the lower portion of the doors.
The Mazda BT-50 SP Pro accessory pack is priced at $7,668 RFP (Recommended Fitting Price).
BT-50 Thunder Pro enhancement pack
For the premium BT-50 Thunder grade, the Pro pack adds Old Man Emu BP-51 suspension. Locally developed and set up for loads in the tray of up to 300kg, the BP-51 kit features nitrogen-filled dampers with a remote reservoir. These have been carefully tuned by the Mazda Australia engineering team to ensure correct calibration for the BT-50.
Manual adjustability for compression and rebound on this suspension means ride quality can be personalised to enhance the driving experience, whether travelling with passengers and an unladen tray, towing a large boat, carrying a heavy load or pulling a caravan.
The Thunder Pro pack also includes a snorkel to limit dust ingestion and prevent swamping the BT-50’s 3.0-litre turbo-diesel engine when traversing deep water.
Completing the list of upgraded equipment is a pair of Lightforce LED driving lights. These complement the BT-50 Thunder’s standard Lightforce 20-inch dual row lightbar within the nudge bar. Mazda says this combined package can illuminate at 1 lux for more than 1.1km.
Like the SP Pro, the Thunder Pro adds identifying ‘Thunder Pro’ decals on the lower edge of the doors.
Priced at $9,046 RFP (Recommended Fitting Price), the Thunder Pro enhancement pack represents a $500 saving over specifying the same accessories individually.
Neither package alters the BT-50’s engine, transmission, drive system, braking, interior spec or safety features, meaning all other elements are unchanged from the respective SP and Thunder grades.