March 27, 2023, Manila Philippines -- Mazda Philippines launches the BT-50 4x2 AT Black Edition, a new, value-packed BT-50 variant that enhances the style and sophistication of Mazda’s critically-acclaimed pickup truck. Priced identically to the standard BT-50 4x2 AT variant at ₱1,430,000, it comes as a factory-installed, no-cost option for the first 50 customers.
Infused with Mazda’s KODO: Soul of Motion design, the Mazda BT-50 4x2 AT Black Edition features a suave yet sporty exterior unmatched in its segment. The distinctive Mazda face, with its three-dimensional signature wing grille, now showcases a high-gloss black finish, complemented by new 17-inch gloss black alloy wheels wrapped in 255/65 R17 highway-terrain tires.
Work and play seamlessly come together with the BT-50 4x2 AT Black Edition’s standard LED front lighting, power folding side mirrors, side step boards, and a bedliner covering its generous cargo tub, while the new tailgate assist makes the loading and unloading of cargo easier than ever.
Developed to cater to discerning customers who seek a more upscale cabin experience, the BT-50 4x2 AT Black Edition is equipped with bespoke black leather seats with gray accents and contrast stitching, and “Black Edition” logos debossed on the front headrests. A black leather-wrapped steering wheel and armrest further enhance the cabin’s overall ambiance.
Mazda’s human-centered design is also on full display with the BT-50’s tilt/telescopic steering wheel and seats constructed of low-rebound MDI polyurethane material. The special seat material equalizes the pressure points along the human spine, resulting in unmatched support even during long drives.
The BT-50 4x2 AT Black Edition puts occupant comfort first with its rear A/C vents, touchscreen infotainment system with wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, a six-speaker system, and remote engine start. For safety, it has dual SRS airbags, anti-lock brakes, electronic stability control with traction control, hill start assist, and hill descent control. For added confidence during parking, it comes equipped with a reverse parking camera with back-up sensors.
Powering the BT-50 4x2 AT Black Edition is a 3.0-liter turbo diesel four-cylinder engine generating 190 PS at 3,600 rpm and 450 Nm of torque from 1,600 rpm. Together with its 6-speed automatic and reduced body weight thanks to the use of ultra-high-strength steel, it offers responsive performance as demonstrated by its 3,500-kilogram towing capacity and 1,000-kilogram payload capacity. Water wading is at a class-leading 800-mm.
“After the launch and success of the Mazda BT-50 4x4 Pangolin Edition 2, we listened to customer feedback and decided to offer a value-oriented package for the BT-50 4x2, befitting Mazda’s premium positioning. The introduction of the Mazda BT-50 4x2 Black Edition builds on the strong foundation of our well-received pickup truck by answering the desire of pickup truck buyers who see the BT-50 as a versatile lifestyle vehicle. Above all, it further elevates our sporty style as shown by our other Black Edition models, particularly, the CX-9,” says Steven Tan, President and CEO of Mazda Philippines.
The BT-50 4x2 AT Black Edition is available in six colors: Ice White, Ingot Silver Metallic, Concrete Gray Mica, Rock Gray Mica, Red Volcano Mica, and Gun Blue Mica. Like every other brand-new Mazda, it offers a 5-year Free Service Plan which covers the expenses of periodic maintenance at either 6-month or 10,000-kilometer intervals, for up to 5 years or 100,000 kilometers, whichever comes first. This is on top of a 3-year bumper-to-bumper warranty.
Bermaz Auto Philippines, Inc. (Mazda Philippines) is the exclusive distributor of Mazda vehicles and parts in the Philippines. Mazda Philippines’ exemplary after-sales service record has been ranked #1 in the industry twice--in the 2016 and 2019 J.D. Power Customer Service Index Study. There are 15 Mazda 3S dealerships located across the Philippines and Metro Manila – Mazda C5 Pasig, Mazda Quezon Avenue, Mazda Makati, Mazda Alabang, Mazda Sta. Rosa, Mazda Pulilan, Mazda Pampanga, Mazda Dagupan, Mazda Cabanatuan, Mazda Tarlac, Mazda Cebu, Mazda Iloilo, Mazda Bacolod, Mazda Cagayan De Oro, and Mazda Davao.