Mazda, to tell the truth, is a bitter rival in small-size pickup race. According to latest car news, the Japanese brand is laying the groundwork for the next-generation Mazda BT-50.
Mazda is laying the groundwork for the next-generation Mazda BT-50
Similar to the outgoing model, the next-gen BT-50 will cadge the architecture as well as several mechanics from the Isuzu D-Max. Nevertheless, the rest of the pickup will be exclusively engineered by Mazda.
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On the report of Mr. Ikuo Maeda – Mazda Managing Executive Officer and Head of Design, the production of the all-new Mazda BT-50 has actually hit the assembly line. He also confesses that turning the current Mazda into a small pickup is not a piece of cake but a challenge.
The next-gen BT-50 will cadge the architecture as well as several mechanics from the Isuzu D-Max
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In fact, the company has to concentrate on building a beautiful form and simultaneously, giving the new pickup a raft of macho elements. The Executive adds that the Mazda Kai and Vision Coupe Concepts, which have been showcased at the Tokyo Motor Show, will both energize the upcoming BT-50.
Turning the current Mazda into a small pickup is not a piece of cake
As pointed out above, because the descendant BT-50 will borrow the Isuzu’s platform, it will become the only model in the fleet not to sit on Mazda’s SkyActiv platform and powertrain. Ichiro Hirose – Mazda Powertrain Development Executive Officer likewise denied a new triple-turbo diesel powerplant.
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The Mazda BT-50 is the brand’s contender in the pickup truck segment of the Philippine automotive market. Its competitive price points across all of the nameplate’s variants make it a strong player among vehicles in its segment. Apart from gaining recognition in 2013 by bagging the Truck of the Year Award granted by the Car Awards Group Inc., it also offers a range of functional and versatile features that are evident from its drive performance. Among the extensive list of its safety features are a Remote Keyless Entry System, Rear Parking Sensors, Rear View Camera, Cruise Control, High Mount Stop Lamp, and Hill Descent Control. These key features deliver a comfortable and safe drive that also add to the vehicle’s performance on rough roads. The 4-door pickup truck is marketed in a total of three variants which are the 3.2L 4x4 AT, 2.2L 4x2 AT, and the 2.2L 4x2 MT. The top-spec variant is valued at P1,550,000 while the base variant comes with a P1,350,000 price tag.