Mazda B Series Goes Freestyle - Overview
The Mazda B Series now offers an innovative four-door Freestyle Cab model with rear-hinged doors, providing unparalleled cabin access for both passengers and luggage.
The new Bravo Freestyle Cab, which combines rear-hinged back doors with “traditional” front doors but without a central B pillar, is part of a comprehensive upgrade for the popular Bravo.
Other improvements include new styling, a revised and more comfortable cabin and re-tuned suspension.
Replacing the Cab Plus model in the Bravo line-up, the four-door Freestyle Cab gives easy access to the rear, with the generous space behind the front seats available for storing luggage securely. Alternatively, individual seats can be folded down to provide comfortable accommodation for two adults. Each rear seat passenger gets a lap/sash seatbelt.
The revised Bravo range adopts Mazda’s athletic design DNA.
The comprehensive B Series range of Single Cab Chassis, Single Cab Utility, Freestyle Cab and Dual Cab models, feature the company’s five-point grille, new headlamps and tail lights.
Single Cab models get painted front bumpers, while the range-topping Dual Cab SDX has dynamic-looking wheel arch extensions, new-look alloy wheels, chrome exterior trim highlights, larger tyres and an optional two-tone metallic paint scheme.
Inside, the upgrades include reprofiled seats with firmer padding and thicker seatback bolsters, new-look instruments and new cloth trim.
Mechanical changes include revised suspension, more powerful brakes, sharper steering, a smoother-shifting manual gearbox and a bigger, more durable air cleaner. The Bravo range offers great value with it priced from just $19,745 for the petrol-engined Cab Chassis model (an increase of just $30 over the superseded version) to $42,610 for the SDX Dual Cab with a two-tone paint scheme.
The Bravo Plus pack is again offered on Dual Cab models, with 4x2 versions getting air conditioning and a color-keyed canopy and 4x4 models coming with air conditioning, colour-keyed canopy and chrome-finish bull bar.
The managing director of Mazda Australia, Malcolm Gough, said: “The innovative Freestyle Cab and the more aggressive-looking and better equipped Dual Cab SDX model, adds even more appeal to the popular B Series range.
“With its combination of good looks, high quality and go-anywhere 4X4 ability, the Bravo is ideally suited to both work and play, with the mechanical improvements ensuring the B Series remains at the forefront of the class”.
The B Series range is protected by Mazda’s innovative 2 Year/unlimited or 3 Year/100,000 kilometre warranty, allowing owners to choose the coverage best suited to their needs