There’s a new pecking order for Mazda’s workhorse, with advanced audio and premium accessories qualifying Mazda BT-50 Boss for top spot in the line-up.
A ladder rung above the GT model on which it is based, the Boss grade adds a new sound system and a suite of black gloss accessories to compliment an already loaded offering.
Inside, the Boss is fitted with Alpine’s all-new S-Series carbon fibre reinforced plastic component speakers to deliver high-end, quality sound.
The eight-speaker setup includes 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 a white pearl paint 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, the decal adds a sense of sportiness to match this capable off-roader.
Mazda Australia Managing Director, Vinesh Bhindi, said “the new Boss grade amplifies the tough Ute’s looks and adds quality equipment to improve the ownership experience.
Adding the Boss grade to our line-up gives customers the option to purchase an already customised, accessory loaded Mazda BT-50 that will stand out from the crowd.”
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, 12V auxiliary socket and light in the tub, and 8-way power adjustment for the driver’s seat.
This is in addition to a suite of active and passive safety technologies that has won Mazda BT-50 the maximum five-star ANCAP safety rating.
Mazda BT-50 Boss is available exclusively in 4WD with a six-speed automatic transmission. With the torquey MZ-CD 3.2 I5 under the bonnet, it gives 147kW at 3,000rpm and has 470Nm of pulling power between 1,750-2,250rpm.