Mazda Philippines is one with Katala Foundation, a non-profit Philippine NGO that protects and conserves wildlife, as it uses its platform to raise awareness for Pangolins by launching the BT-50 4x4 Pangolin Special Edition.
Pangolins are critically endangered species and are the world’s most trafficked mammal. Mazda Philippines said that just like the Mazda BT-50, the Philippine Pangolin is reserved, yet high proficient, and a hard worker. Both parties are hopeful that the BT-50 Pangolin will inspire the conservation of the endangered mammal.
The Mazda BT-50 Pangolin Special Edition
The Mazda BT-50 Pangolin is equipped with a custom-made 17-inch ROTA alloy wheel. This helps the pickup strengthen its off-roading capabilities and it supports its 800 mm water wading depth. The custom-made ROTA wheels are complemented by a set of fender flare extensions.
Further enhancing the BT-50 Pangolin’s pickup truck toughness is a new lightweight aluminum black matte roof rack. With this, the BT-50 Pangolin is added with a more cargo-carrying capacity to the pickup truck’s 1,214 liters of available cargo volume.
The Pangolin surely turned the BT-50 into a tougher beast
Inside, passengers are benefited with a 7-inch touch screen JVC infotainment screen that supports both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Both the leather seats and leather steering wheel are blacked-out which creates a premium and elegant double cab feel.
The BT-50 4x4 Pangolin is powered by Mazda’s potent 3.2-liter 5-cylinder diesel engine capable of making 200 hp and 470 Nm of torque. The engine has the highest displacement available in the local pickup segment that helps drivers cruise through roads with ease and comfort.
The specialized Pangolin decals
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As for the pricing, the BT-50 Pangolin comes with an introductory price of Php 1,400,000, a reduction of Php 150,000 from the regular BT50 4x4. The BT-50 Pangolin is available in six colors, namely Cool White, True Red, Titanium Flash, Jet Black, Aluminum Metallic, and Deep Crystal Blue.
Moreover, the BT-50 4x4 Pangolin also comes with Mazda 5-year free service plan that includes 10 periodic maintenance service (PMS) schedules over five years or 100,000 kilometers, whichever comes first.
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“What an appropriate choice Mazda made to give the much-needed attention that the Palawan Pangolin deserves,” says Katala Foundation’s Program Director, Indira Lacerna-Widmann. “We hope that with this vehicle, we will have the right direction to achieve the conversation status of this species. It’s an honor for us.”
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Know more about Mazda BT-50
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.
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