A NEW top-of-the-line model for Mazda’s workhorse ute has been unveiled, with the launch of the Boss edition of the BT-50, featuring advanced Alpine audio and premium accessories.
A ladder rung above the GT model on which it is based, the Boss grade adds a new S-Series sound system and a suite of black gloss accessories to compliment an already loaded offering.
The new audio package includes an eight-speaker CFRP setup, consisting of four 6.5-inch speakers that feature High Amplitude Multi-Roll (HAMR) surround technology for high linearity and accuracy.
The rear speakers incorporate tweeters and at the front end, two independent 1-inch silk dome tweeters located in the A-pillar recreate pleasant upper range sound.
On the outside, unique styling sets the Boss apart; offered exclusively in Snowflake White Pearl Mica and fitted with contrasting all-black accessories, the new top-spec model holds a tough and assured road stance.
Chrome accents have been replaced with gloss black across the body, including the grille, door handles, mirror caps, sports bar and tubular side steps. The Boss rolls on 17-inch 8-spoke black alloy wheels and adds a soft tonneau cover for increased security.
To further differentiate the top-end model, a bold black and white ‘Boss’ decal runs the length of the body. Ascending and increasing in width from the base of the front wheel arch to the rear bumper, adding a sense of sportiness to match this capable off-roader.
Sharing all other equipment with the GT grade, the Boss comes with black leather trim, tailgate central locking, a tub liner, power mirrors, privacy glass, and a 12V auxiliary socket and light in the tub.
It’s also fitted with 8-way power adjustment for the driver’s seat and smartphone mirroring technologies, in the form of Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. This is in addition to a suite of active and passive safety technologies.
The Mazda BT-50 has the maximum five-star ANCAP safety rating, and the Boss edition is available exclusively in 4WD with a six-speed automatic transmission. With the torquey MZ-CD 3.2 I5 under the bonnet, it offers 147kW of power and 470Nm of torque.
It’s available from your local dealer for a drive away price of $55,990.