Mazda BT-50 Pangolin returns for second edition

Updated Nov 14, 2022 | Same topic: Automotive Industry Updates

The latest iteration of the truck looks tougher with the new upgrade package.

Mazda Philippines announced that it has officially introduced the BT-50 4x4 Pangolin Edition 2 into its lineup.

Mazda BT-50 Pangolin front view

Mazda BT-50 4x4 Pangolin Edition 2

If the name sounds familiar, the Mazda BT-50 4x4 Pangolin Edition 2 is a follow-up to the first Pangolin Edition of the midsize pickup released in 2020. It coincides with Mazda Philippines’ decision to extend its partnership with Katala Foundation, a non-profit Philippine NGO that aims to protect and conserve threatened endemic wildlife.

“The Mazda BT-50 brought unrivaled design, comfort, and capability to the popular pickup truck segment when we launched it in November 2021. One year later, it is only appropriate that we mark its anniversary with the return of the BT-50 4x4 Pangolin Edition 2,” said Mazda Philippines President and CEO Steven Tan.

Mazda BT-50 Pangolin ROTA wheels

It comes with exterior additions

Included in the Pangolin Edition 2 package are exterior bits that add ruggedness such as 18-inch ROTA gloss black alloy wheels, fender flares, a fashion bar, and a bed cover revolver. It also comes with a tailgate assist feature that can help you load cargo into the bed easier without damaging the tailgate.

Since the new edition is based on the top-of-the-line BT-50 variant, it has a 3.0-liter inline-4 turbodiesel engine that sends power to all four wheels via a 6-speed automatic transmission. The power unit is capable of generating 187 horsepower and 450 Nm of torque.

“After listening to customer feedback, we have created the BT-50 4x4 Pangolin Edition 2, which builds on the BT-50’s core strengths. Like the first BT-50 Pangolin, it is also an acknowledgment of the important role we have in preserving the delicate balance of our environment as we go about our daily lives,” added Tan.

Mazda BT-50 Pangolin bed

Functionality has also been improved

The first 100 customers getting the Mazda BT-50 3.0 4x4 AT (priced at Php 1,790,000) can have their units upgraded to the Pangolin Edition 2 for just Php 68,000 more. It is available in all of the BT-50’s exterior paint options, namely Concrete Gray, Gun Blue Metallic, Volcanic Red, Rock Gray, Icy White, Silver Ingot, and True Black.

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Know more about Mazda BT-50 2024

Mazda BT-50

The third-generation Mazda BT-50 2023 is the latest pickup truck offering from the Japanese marque. It still remains to be a body-on-frame model, and it is based on the third-generation Isuzu D-max. 

For the Philippine market, the Mazda BT-50 for 2023 is available in three variants. These come with a price ranging from Php 1,390,000 to Php 1,858,000, with the BT-50 4x4 MT as the entry-level variant, and the BT-50 Pangolin Edition 2 4x4 AT as the top-spec variant. 

Under the hood of the BT-50 is a 3.0-liter 4JJ3-TCX inline-4 turbodiesel engine. At maximum, it can produce up to 187 horsepower and 450 Nm of torque. Available transmissions include a six-speed automatic and a five-speed manual. For drivetrains, only the top-spec variant comes with 4x4. 

Size-wise, the new BT-50 2023 Philipines is 5,280mm long, 1,870mm wide, and 1,800mm in height. It also has a wheelbase of 3,125mm. 

Competing against the Mazda BT-50 in the Philippine market is the Toyota Hilux, Mitsubishi Strada, Isuzu D-Max, Nissan Navara, Ford Ranger, Maxus T60, etc.

₱ 1,390,000 - ₱ 1,858,000

Rex Sanchez

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Rex Sanchez grew up in Saudi Arabia where he saw and got into the automotive scene. He started his career for an aviation company in the said region, writing about turbines and rotors which are later distributed for educational purposes. And now, he joined as a staff writer. Currently, he is the youngest on the team and is more than ready to grow in the field.


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