The BT-50 Thunder has a manufacturer suggested retail price (MSRP) of $65,990 (plus on-road costs) for the dual-cab 4x4 with a six-speed manual gearbox, and $68,990 (plus on-road costs) for the six-speed automatic transmission variant, our test vehicle.

The BT-50 Thunder is based on the until-now top-spec GT and, as such, its standard features include a 9.0-inch multimedia screen with sat nav, eight-speaker stereo, chrome heated exterior mirrors, heated front seats, eight-way power-adjustable driver’s seat, dual-zone climate control, auto dimming rear view mirror, 18-inch wheels, and LED daytime running lights and fog lights.

Featuring 18-inch wheels.

Mazda BT-50 2021 review: Thunder off-road test

On top of that, the ‘Thunder’ designation adds a single-hoop steel bull bar, a Lightforce dual-row LED lightbar, wide fender flares and side steps, sailplane-style sports bar, an electric roller tonneau, 18-inch black alloy wheels, and ‘Thunder’ decals on the tub sides.

Mazda reckons those accessories represent more than $13,000 in total value.

For this spec, there are ‘Thunder’ decals on the tub sides.

All Mazda BT-50 exterior colours – Ice White, True Black Mica, Ingot Silver Metallic, Concrete Grey Mica, Gun Blue Mica, Rock Grey Mica and Red Volcano Mica – are available for the BT-50 Thunder, at no additional cost.

Our test vehicle’s exterior is concrete grey Mica, and its interior is Chroma brown leather.