Mazda reveals the brand new Mazda BT-50
Now, this came as a bit of a shocker to some when Mazda announced that there would be a new Mazda BT-50. Especially since Mazda and Ford had broken up their 30-year relationship. But clearly that was not enough to stop Mazda, as they have teamed up with Isuzu to bring us the all-new Mazda BT-50 bakkie. The BT-50 has seen a whole new redesign, and I cannot help to think that it is long overdue as it has been nine years since its last redesign.
The BT-50 will share a platform with Isuzu’s top-selling, D-MAX bakkie. The new Mazda BT-50 model combines Mazda’s Kodo-Soul of Motion design language and premium interior. The Kodo design language can be seen straight away with the front grille. The headlights have also been redesigned, making it appear sharper and more distinctive. The chrome parts of the grille have also been extended right through to the mirror and door handles. It comes with a massive loading bay that can handle a payload of over one ton.
The Mazda BT-50 also comes a brand-new engine, which is shared with the Isuzu D-MAX and that is a 3.0 litre 4-cylinder Turbo-diesel engine. It produces an impressive max output of 140kw with a max torque of 450 Nm. Now it is less torque than its predecessor, but Mazda promises that this model will be faster as it will weigh less.
The interior of the new BT-50 has had a whole new redesign. Mazda really going out of there way as they have redesigned everything from the dashboard, steering wheel, seats to even the center console.
Mazda has ensured that the BT-50 will have a stronger presence on the road, and with all these outstanding changes, we are sure that it will be more than impressive. The Mazda BT-50 is set to be released in 2021.