Mazda announced an updated pickup BT-50April 10, 2018
The Australian division of Mazda has distributed a teaser of a restyled truck.
The refreshed BT-50 pickup debuts on the Green Continent in May this year. This will be the second update for the current generation model – the first it underwent in 2015. While Mazda has published only one photo of the car, it imprinted a wheel, and even a disk on it – from the old truck. But at the same time the company announced that the model will significantly update the design of the front, plus the list of equipment will be expanded. By the way, the Australian version of the Mazda BT-50 will be refreshed taking into account the preferences of local buyers.
The current pickup (second generation) is the “twin” of the Ford Ranger, both models are produced in Thailand and South Africa. In Australia, the Mazda BT-50 is available with a five-cylinder turbodiesel 3.2 with a power of 200 hp, which works in conjunction with a six-speed manual or automatic transmission. Drive – rear or hard-wired full. In other countries, the model still has a four-cylinder turbodiesel 2.2 (125 or 150 hp), a petrol four-cylinder 2.5 (166 hp). The petrol version is completed with 5MKP.
In the Australian market, the pickup truck is offered with single-row, one-and-a-half or double cabins, and customers can also buy a BT-50 in the form of a chassis with a double cab.
There is no information about when a restyled truck will be introduced for other markets.
As previously reported, the Mazda third-generation pickup truck will be built on the basis of the next Isuzu D-Max. Both new Japanese car are expected to debut in a year or two. It is expected that the BT-50 will differ from the Isuzu model only externally.
Recall, this year Mazda will bring to Australia one more novelty – crossover CX-8.