Mazda officially introduced the new Mazda BT-50 pickup

Mazda officially introduced the new Mazda BT-50 pickup

June 17, 2020 0 By autotimesnews

The Japanese brand showed the third generation of its pickup.

After a long stay in the market, the Japanese automaker Mazda has finally completely re-equipped the third-generation BT-50 pickup truck. The novelty was presented live by Mazda Australia.

As expected, the 2021 Mazda BT-50 has Kodo’s proprietary design language, thanks to which a completely new pickup resembles the Mazda CX-9 crossover. Combining utility and luxury in a stylish body, the BT-50 is initially available in a double cab body for the global market.

The main change of the BT-50 2021 model year is its foundation, as it is now based on the Isuzu platform, in particular, the Isuzu D-Max. Thus, he abandons the previous Ford engine in favor of a new four-cylinder 3.0-liter turbodiesel engine with 188 horsepower and 450 Newton meters of torque.

The powertrain is coupled with a six-speed manual or automatic gearbox, and the drive is available in 4×4 and 4×2 variants. It is expected that a less powerful and smaller engine will be added to the lineup for more budget trim levels before it goes on sale in Australia by the end of this year.

Inside, the Mazda BT-50 2021 also has a 9.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system and climate control, similar to the one for the Isuzu D-Max in Thailand last year. However, the entire cab design is Mazda’s clean style, so expect the same grace from this utilitarian pickup.

Mazda has not announced prices for the new BT-50, nor its availability in other markets, but according to available information, it will be produced in conjunction with the D-Max in Thailand.