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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Know more about Mazda BT-50 2022
The third-generation Mazda BT-50 2022 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 2022 is available in three variants. These come with a price ranging from Php 1,390,000 to Php 1,790,000, with the BT-50 4x4 MT as the entry-level variant, and the BT-50 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 2022 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.
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