This Mazda BT50 was introduced in Australia and New Zealand in October 2011. This ANCAP 5-star rating applies to all BT50 variants (all bodystyles, engines, 4X4 and 4X2) sold in Australia and New Zealand.
The RHD 2.2 diesel Ford Ranger was tested by Euro NCAP. ANCAP was provided with technical information which showed that all Australasian variants of the BT50 have comparable occupant protection to the tested Ford Ranger.
Dual front airbags, head-protecting side curtains, antilock brakes (ABS), electronic brakeforce distribution (EBD) and electronic stability control (ESC) are standard. Side thorax airbags are also standard except for single cabs with three front seats (bench seats). These variants, with 4 airbags, retain a 5-star rating. Intelligent seat belt reminders are fitted to both front seats of most variants. However single cab variants with three front seats only have a driver seat belt reminder. The overall score for these reduces to 34.72 but they retain a 5-star rating.
Published: 05 December 2011