The Mazda B Series was released in 1961 and was marketed globally as the Mazda Bravo, the Mazda Bounty, the Mazda Drifter, Mazda Magnum, the Mazda Fighter, and the Mazda Thunder. In partnership with American automaker Ford, the Mazda B series also produced the Ford Ranger and the Ford Courier.
A revamped Mazda B2200 released as its second generation was launched in 1985 and was fitted with a 2.0-liter PE2M6/M7 engine paired with a five-speed 2WD manual transmission. In other parts of the world, Mazda Motor Corporation launched the pickup truck as the “Sundowner”.
Then, a redesigned Mazda 2200 was unveiled in 1987 and was reintroduced as a lifestyle truck. The Mazda 2200 was enjoyed until 1993.
The Philippines contributed to the worldwide success of the Mazda B series by assembling its durable trucks at the Japanese carmaker’s plant in Santa Rosa, Laguna. Also, Ford Motor, its partner in creating the series, utilized its assembly plant in the Philippines to fill the demand during the model line’s active years.
The Mazda 2200 measures 4,715mm long, 1670mm wide, and 1,570mm tall. It features a rugged and bold body that promises versatility and durability. Exterior highlights include a pair of wide headlights with amber turn lights, broad radiator grille, a black front bumper, fog lights, protective side moldings, body-colored door handles and side mirrors, a durable long bed, and a set of 185R14C-8PR steel wheels.
The Mazda 2200 offers a generously sized cabin and long bed courtesy of its 2,985mm wheelbase. Interior highlights include two to four cloth or vinyl covered seats with directional controls, color-keyed carpet, passenger vanity mirror, an efficient manual air conditioning system, a well-designed digital instrument display, premium-to-hold steering wheel, cassette player with AM/FM radio for entertainment, and a tinted sliding rear window.
Platform & Chassis
The Mazda 2200 is equipped with a double-wishbone suspension with a double-acting shock absorber at the front and a leaf spring rear suspension with double-acting shock absorbers at the rear. Its braking power is assisted by ventilated discs at the front and drums at the rear.
Engine & Drivetrain
The Mazda 2200 is a front-engine, rear-wheel-drive pickup truck. It was powered by an 85 horsepower 2.2-liter I4 engine and a 121 horsepower 2.6-liter I4 engine. It is paired with either a four-speed automatic transmission or a five-speed manual transmission.