Before you buy a 2016 Mazda BT-50 Pick-Up in Uganda

by Edwin,

The 2016 Mazda BT-50 Pick-Up is one the recently pick-ups that have been spotted on the streets on Kampala. The 2016 Mazda BT-50 is basically bought for official use by some of the government agencies such as the National Drug Authority (NDA).

Before you buy a 2016 Mazda BT-50 Pick-Up in Uganda

The updated Mazda BT-50 ute consists of three body styles: single-cab, Freestyle-cab (extra-cab), and dual-cab – encompasses 23 variants. The BT-50 remains one of the more competitively priced vehicles in Pick-Up market segment, going toe-to-toe with the likes of the Isuzu D-Max and Holden Colorado, and generally undercutting the Volkswagen Amarok, and the BT-50’s kindred model, the Ford Ranger, to an extent.

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Buying a 2016 Mazda BT-50 Pick-Up from a local Ugandan dealer or bond

It’s not until recently that we have started witnessing the Mazda pick-ups frequent the streets on Kampala. Their new design has truly attracted potential buyers who feel they should get something different from the re-known Toyota Hilux domination.

So, what if you want a 2016 Mazda BT-50 Pick-Up. Well, luck for you these are imported brand new in to Uganda. You may not have to hustle to do all the importation and tax stuff. All you will required to do is to go the dealer inquire about the Pick-up specifics available for sale, choose one that suits your needs and budget. After that is finished, you can now go on and pay.

Importing a 2016 Mazda BT-50 Pick-Up in Uganda

If you want to import for yourself a 2016 Mazda BT-50 Pick-Up then you have a lot to consider. This is so because Mazda BT-50 has an authorised dealer in Uganda. We have had some people in spite of this still insist on importing their own pick-up trucks. Well, if you are one those few then am certain that you will be referred back the country distributor.

However, you be opting in for a foreign used 2016 Mazda BT-50 Pick-Up. You can have this guide to help you through the procedure. Just to follow up should you find yourself ordering the 2016 Mazda BT-50 Pick-Up online. Search and select 2016 Mazda BT-50 Pick-Up to buy from a Japanese Portal Websites. Send in an Inquiry for the price, condition, etc of the 2016 Mazda BT-50 Pick-Up. The dealers will respond you directly by Email although some may prefer to call and speak to you.

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Watch out for fake e-mails as many scams may con you for money. After that you negotiate with the dealer for a price that fits your budget.

Request for a proforma invoice, place your order and make payment which may be either through bank wire or VISA. The seller will inform you about the following things like the Payment Confirmation, Shipping Schedule, B/L copy, Original Document and then you receive the order in this case the 2016 Mazda BT-50 Pick-Up.

General 2016 Mazda BT-50 Pick-Up features or reviews for Uganda

Aside from changes to the cosmetics, there have been new standard equipment items for all spec levels – and, given the importance of the 4x2 models, we decided to spend some time in the entry-level XT 4x2 single-cab-chassis model, which is something of a tradies’ special.

The entry-level XT is powered by a 2.2-litre four-cylinder turbo diesel engine, with 110kW of power and 375Nm of torque (for those playing along at home, the updated Ford Ranger scored a more powerful version of this engine, with 118kW/385Nm). Our test vehicle was the automatic version, which has a starting price of $28,815 plus on-road costs.

The ride, on the other hand, can be frustrating. Let’s just be clear – we drove a single-cab tray-back with a payload of 1533 kilograms (which is massive!) – so some terseness to the ride is expected, especially since our ute had only a 30kg bag in the tray.

That jostling ride accounted for, the BT-50 XT feels ready for rough-and-tumble work. The auto model gets the Hi-Rider body style, which sits an extra 30mm higher when unladed and 65mm taller when laden, and it also betters the manual 2WD’s payload by 205kg.
The interior of the XT model – which in Hi-Rider guise has two bucket seats, rather than a three-seat bench – now includes driver’s seat height adjustment, a new cloth trim and new interior highlights that are finished in gunmetal grey, rather than shiny silver. There’s now a lockable glove box, too.

This model – along with 20 others in the 23-strong range – is powered by the powered-up 3.2-litre five-cylinder turbo diesel engine.
With an unchanged 147kW of power and 470Nm of torque, this is an engine that doesn’t feel troubled – particularly with two passengers and no load on board.

There’s no shortage of pulling power, though it should be noted that some rivals have smaller capacity four-cylinder engines with more torque. Still, it never feels stressed, offering easy driving and quick response to sudden throttle inputs – though it is a little slower to get going from a standstill than the 2.2-litre, as the 3.2’s peak torque hits from 1750rpm.
The six-speed automatic has a great deal to do with the competency of this drive train. It shifts cogs with volition and intuition, and during our time in the auto dual-cab we never caught it out.

The engine doesn’t fill the cabin with its five-cylinder roar, though it is a constant accompaniment when you’re on the throttle. And while there’s some wind noise at times, the road noise that so often plagues Mazda models isn’t too bad in the big BT-50 truck.
Unlike the Ford Ranger – which saw an update of its steering system to an electronic unit rather than the existing hydraulic system, which makes for easier turning at low speeds - the Mazda persists with the existing hydraulic rack and pinion setup that means the nature of the steering is quite heavy, particularly around town, but offers good linear response at higher speeds.

As for the ride comfort there is still some sharpness at the rear end without a load on board, and the back can step out over rough patches. Indeed, it never feels 100 per cent settled, even over smooth road surfaces.
While the tradie-friendly cab-chassis models are more configurable in terms of tray size, the tub of the dual-cab pick-up has seen no modifications to its measurements.

That means it remains one of the better examples in the class, with a tray that measures 1549mm from front to rear, 1560mm from side to side, and a depth of 513mm. The space between the wheel arches remains at 1139mm, which means it’s too small for a standard Aussie pallet to fit (1165mm by 1165mm).

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Inside, the interior of the 2016 Mazda BT-50 hasn’t seen dramatic changes in most trim grades, the upper-spec (XTR and GT) models get a new 7.8-inch touch screen media system.

The system features a simple and effective navigation system, though its aftermarket look – as opposed to the integrated Sync 3 unit in the Ford – means it doesn't have the same quality presentation or thoughtfulness of the menu layout. That said, the unit is quick to respond (faster than some manufacturer-made systems) and has Bluetooth phone and audio streaming, and USB playback through an input in the glove box.

While the Ford may have seen a new high-tech instrument cluster in its top-end models, the Mazda retains the same dials and nearly all of the same knobs and buttons as before. Still, the cabin of the BT-50 is a smart looking and practical space.
The back seat area is excellent in the BT-50, and a short stint showed that not only is the area dimensionally impressive (there’s good head, knee and toe room), but it is quiet and comfortable, too.

The back seat has a new fold-down armrest with cup holders, which is good for longer journeys, and there are decent door pockets all-around, not to mention bottle- and cup holders up front.
While the updated BT-50 doesn’t come with any of the optional safety equipment seen in the brand’s passenger cars – such as blind-spot monitoring, lane-keeping assistance or adaptive cruise control (its sibling model, the Ford Ranger, does get them optionally) – the requisite standard suite of airbags (dual front, front side and full-length curtain) are fitted to all models.

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Availability of 2016 Mazda BT-50 Pick-Up Spares parts in Uganda

Having a Mazda distributor in Uganda eases the access to spare parts to its customers. This further means that customers will have the support and service they require for their vehicles in timely basis. So if you want to buy the 2016 Mazda BT-50 Pick-Up access to spare parts should be the least thing you should worry about.

Our Verdict

On the whole, the 2016 Mazda BT-50 carries over its predecessor’s strong stance as one of the better options in the class.

It is good value, in dual-cab guise it is comfortable in the back, it’s still good to drive and some thoughtful updates have meant it feels more refined than it did before. The fact it looks a bit more macho is a bonus.

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