Tag Archives: Mazda

BEFORE TIME | UTE Review -Mazda’s BT-50 retains its appeal as it heads towards future product sharing with Isuzu Ute

Mazda’s BT-50 retains its appeal as it heads towards future product sharing with Isuzu Ute  Words by Warren Caves, Images by Torque it Up Photography In a bid to secure continued sales of its popular dual cab ute, Mazda has freshened up the venerable BT-50 with styling and equipment changes in the most comprehensive upgrade of the model since 2011. ...

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LONE WOLF | UTE Review -Will Mazda remain the underachiever in the ute market?

Will Mazda remain the underachiever in the ute market? – Words and image by Stuart Martin. There’s something to be said about going it alone, and Mazda Australia’s efforts with the revamped BT-50 demonstrate the brand’s determination in Australia. Packing the same amount of grunt as the Ranger, and arguably sitting on a better suspension tune, the BT didn’t go ...

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LIVING THE LIFE -Mazda’s BT-50 has never been the quiet achiever | UTE REVIEW

Mazda’s BT-50 has never been the quiet achiever it hoped, basking in the shadow of Ford, as Stuart Martin reports.  Living life as the Mazda BT-50 must be something akin to being the 5th Beatle or Keith Moon’s replacement with The Who (it was Kenney Jones from Small Faces, in case you didn’t know). None are bad performers but success ...

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The Australasian Fleet managers Association has announced the following vehicle recall notices by vehicle manufacturers. 

Fiat Ducato (19/12/2016-10/01/2017 Fiat’s Ducato light-commercial has been recalled again, with 56 vans subject to a possible camshaft cracking while in use. This is due to a “non-compliance of the material during production process,” according to the manufacturer on the PSA website. If the camshaft cracks during use the vehicle “could stop suddenly”, posing a danger of crashing into other ...

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Zoom with a View

Mazda’s BT-50 – a good ute that could be a great on Ford’s Ranger and Mazda’s BT-50 have much in common. After conception by a joint design team, they shared the same birth factory as well as much of their vital DNA – chassis, engine and transmission. However, these two utes have different parents and compete against each other for ...

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Ute wars

Mazda and Ford take on the big boys Newly released, jointly-developed Ford Ranger and Mazda BT-50 utes are set to tackle the traditional ute-market leaders in Australia: Toyota and Nissan. Allan Whiting checked out the new BT-50, on and off road, and reckons the newcomers have an excellent chance of knocking over the current volume sellers. The outgoing BT-50 had ...

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Smoke and Mirrors

The all-new ute from Mazda and Ford offers two styling experiences: the swoopy and sensitive, and the rough and tough Fifty years ago, when Britain still had a thriving car industry, the various brands of Austin, Morris, MG, Wolseley and Riley indulged in something called “badge engineering”.   By producing models based on a common architecture, but branded with a different ...

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