Mazda New Zealand has today confirmed the addition of the 1.9-litre turbo-diesel engine to its BT-50 lineup.
Both the GSX and GTX variants will feature the new engine which the carmaker claims will make the model the lowest CO2-emitting diesel-powered dual-cab ute in the country.
The 1.9-litre turbocharged four-cylinder generates 110kW and 350Nm of torque, giving it the ability to tow 3000kg braked or 750kg unbraked.
Maximum payload also increases to 1150kg on the two-wheel drive GSX and 1130kg on the two-wheel drive GTX.
Both variants have also been given upgraded suspension to improve ride quality when unladen.
Other additions to the Mazda BT-50 lineup include a new tyre pressuring monitoring system (TPMS) on the GTX, Limited and Takami variants.