29 Jan

Are you looking a safe, comfortable and well-equipped horsepower vehicle, Mazda BT-50, a compact mid-sized pickup truck produced by the Japanese manufacturer Mazda is the ultimate solution.

Mazda BT-50 provides the driveability, stylish design, and unparalleled safety synonymous with the Mazda brand. In Uganda, the Mazda BT-50 Pickup truck is distributed by the Cooper Motor Corporation (CMC). Here are reasons why the Mazda BT-50 has excelled beyond expectations.

Fuel – Efficiency

According to Patrick Kajuma, the Brand Manager Mazda, BT-50 car uses advanced common-rail direct injection to squeeze more power from less fuel. It is fitted with a lag reducing turbo charger, the 2.2L engine pumps out power of 110KW and 375Nm of torque.

“A litre of fuel will take you for 14Kms at an average speed of 100-120km/hr. This means that the Mazda Bt-50 produces much power of 110kw/150hp@3700rpm and consumes less fuel. Thus, at a displacement of 2200cc, the vehicle uses less fuel to produce much power hence no vehicle can be compared to Mazda BT-50. Other vehicle displacements will be 2500cc and above but with less power of 75-100kw,” Kajuma said.

Powerful Engine Mazda BT-50 carries over a tried and tested five-cylinder engine that beats most pick-up trucks when it comes to power and torque outputs. It features low-range and high range 4WD, along with a rear differential lock and hill descent control features.

The BT-50 features a 3.5-tonne towing capacity and a 1084kg payload, including passengers. The Mazda BT-50 offers one of the strongest engines in the ute market, a 3.2 litre, five-cylinder turbo-diesel that is quite fuel-efficient. Stability control is standard, as are head-protecting side-curtain airbags for rear passengers.

Just as impressive off-road, the powerful engine of the Mazda BT-50 provides all the grunt and brute strength required to cement this capable car’s excellent reputation for handling rough roads and deeply rutted tracks. Add to this outstanding traction control, and you have a vehicle that is more than capable of conquering steep inclines to reach the top of challenging grades.


The Mazda BT-50 comes with a high tensile steel and durable body that keeps the overall weight down. The suspension and features like hill decent control, the rear locking differential and low-reduction gearing ensure it can conquer tricky terrain.

Kajuma explains that the Mazda is the only vehicle whose ground clearance is 237mm.

“It’s well raised and balanced (Gross vehicle weight-2050kgs) to go through the bumpy and rugged roads of Uganda,” he adds.


The Mazda BT-50 High comes with an ABS and is fitted with six airbags (dual front, front side, full length curtain), anti-lock brakes with electronic brake force distribution and brake assist, electronic stability and traction control with roll stability control and Trailer Sway Control (TSC), front seatbelts with load limiters.

The TSC adjusts braking and torque to correct any side-to side swinging movement of towed loads. Service Unlike most cars whose service is done at 5,000kms, the Mazda won’t need any service until it has covered up to 7,500kms. This means that the owner will save a lot on service costs.

“Mazda also allows you plan your journey well since the fuel gauge will show you the mileage that will be covered by the remaining fuel you have hence avoiding embarrassments on the road.” Kajuma noted.