Mazda BT-50 – Interior
DashboardBoth Mazda and Isuzu have spent a lot of time and resources to ensure the interior does not look like pick-up but instead a premium global crossover or SUV. Mazda designers were given the liberty to restyle the main dashboard ‘face’ (and the adjacent front door panels), making it appear smoother and more horizontal with fewer styling lines.
The dashboard of the Mazda BT-50 is a nice piece of softly padded panel with full-length double stitching completed in dual-tone colour scheme. Satin silver finishing is used on key areas such as the air vent surround, steering wheel, shift lever and door handles.
The knee pads or lower console trim pieces are even covered with soft-touch material and lined with double stitching! This makes the Mazda BT-50 look even more premium than cars from Germany!
The driver’s instrument cluster in the 2021 Mazda BT-50 is a more traditional analogue dials and small multi-information display (MID) setup. The colour MID measures 4.2 inches and displays key driving information as well as the operating status of the ADAS and the 4x4 system.
Space and practicalityThe Mazda BT-50 offers lots of headroom and legroom inside courtesy of its large dimensions. All seats also accommodate adults with great comfort. Storage spaces are abundant too, with a front passenger top glovebox plus the traditional lower glove box, overhead sunglass holder and front occupant armrest console box.
There are also two large cupholders next to the handbrake lever. The rear bench meanwhiles split in 60-40 with two underseat storage compartments. To ease smaller-framed occupants into the back seat, there are grip handles placed on the B-pillar of the Mazda BT-50. Very useful!
Similar to the Isuzu, the Mazda BT-50 gets a rear USB charging port and a small storage slot for the rear occupants. Surprisingly though, the dashboard storage bin found in the Isuzu is not retained in the Mazda BT-50.
The cargo or truck bed of the 2021 Mazda BT-50 is 1,571 mm long, 1,530 mm wide, and 490 mm high.