The Freestyle Cab version of the all-new Mazda BT-50 pick-up will make its global debut at the upcoming Australian International Motor Show (AIMS) to be held in Melbourne on 1 – 10 July.
Utilising the revolutionary centre-opening door configuration first seen on the RX-8, the BT- 50 Freestyle Cab offers a unique combination of seating for four, a wide pillar-less door opening, and a large carrying capacity.
On each side of the cabin, a front-hinged door and a rear access panel combine to provide a 1,408 mm-wide opening that makes it easy to get into – and out of – the front or rear seats.
Rear-seat comfort has been taken to levels never seen before in a Mazda Freestyle Cab.
Cushions are now 50 mm longer for better thigh support and more stable fitment of child seats, while seatback height has been increased by 128 mm.
This comfort is paired to high functionality. The rear seat cushions can be removed and with both rear access panels opening to an angle of nearly 90 degrees, loading and storing cargo into the rear seating area of the cab has never been easier.
A further advantage of the all-new Mazda BT-50 Freestyle Cab is its superior load capacity.
The cargo bed has increased in width, length and height and now delivers 1,453 litres of load volume, which is 266 litres more than the current Freestyle Cab model.
Mazda Australia Managing Director, Doug Dickson, points to the significance of this global unveiling. “Just as we were delighted to be given the privilege of hosting the global debut of the all-new BT-50 Dual Cab in Sydney last year, we are equally delighted to be hosting the global debut of the Freestyle Cab in Melbourne this year. With Australia expected to be the largest market for the all-new BT-50, it’s no coincidence that we’ve been asked to host not one, but two global unveilings of this important new model.” The all-new Mazda BT-50 will go on sale in Australia later this year.