In 2006, Mazda introduced a restyled version of its ageing Bravo ute and badged it BT-50.
A new-generation model was then released in 2011, sharing significant components - such as platform and five-cylinder turbo diesel engine - with the Ford Ranger as part of a joint-venture.
A 2013 update saw the BT-50 match the class-best braked towing capacity of 3500kg, while a 2018 upgrade introduced tougher front-end styling and new features.
Comfortable, practical, well-presented cabin
Good safety features from 2011 on
Multiple body style choices
Strong five-cylinder turbo diesel engine plus great towing capacity