Published on June 17th, 2020 | by Subhash Nair


New Mazda BT-50 Shown, Premium Package Built on Isuzu Bones

Mazda have at long last revealed the first images of the new generation BT-50. Unlike BT-50 models of old, this will not share a platform with the Ford Ranger. In fact, Ford and Volskwagen are working together on their next pick-up models. Instead, Mazda has worked with Isuzu on this new BT-50.

Despite showing the new BT-50 inside and out, no details about the new pick-up were shared. It will be equipped the same 3.0L turbodiesel engine found on the new generation D-Max (the one in Thailand, not the facelift model we have here). We’re not sure if the 1.9L diesel will find its way into the BT-50.

The new BT-50 sports the familiar Kodo design language with a large grille and four thick horizontal slats. Here’s how the D-Max, upon which it is based, looks like for comparison.

Mazda also made promises about the new BT-50’s driving performance, functionality and safety. Active safety features such as Rear Cross Traffic Alert are expected and perhaps even Forward Collision Warning, but nothing has been confirmed yet. It will most likely be built alongside the new Isuzu D-Max in Thailand.

More will be revealed soon.

Press Release

Mazda Motor Corporation hosted the world premiere of our all-new Mazda BT-50 pickup truck. Fully redesigned for the first time in nine years, the all-new BT-50 is supplied by Isuzu Motor Limited on an OEM basis, and the vehicle will go on sale under the Mazda brand name starting in the Australian market in the latter half of 2020.

Since its debut in 2006, the Mazda BT-50 has been sold mainly in regions including Oceania, ASEAN, Central and South America, the Middle East and Africa. Its sporty and powerful design, exceptional driving performance capable of taking on all kinds of driving situations, and functionality have all been highly regarded by drivers who actively drive pickup trucks.

The second fully-redesigned model aims to bring customers pleasure and enjoyment. Based on Isuzu pickup trucks, special care went into the vehicle’s design, ease of use and into creating peace of mind for the occupants.

The all-new Mazda BT-50 design expresses the unique beauty of Mazda’s Kodo-Soul of Motion design theme with power, toughness and utilitarian functionality suited to a pickup truck. Mazda developed the BT-50 with the intention of making travel and the time spent inside the vehicle exceptionally pleasant. The vehicle’s driving performance, functionality and safety meet the active needs of the wide range of situations in which customers may use pickup trucks.

Mazda aims to become a brand that can create strong bonds with customers by focusing on the pure essence of cars – the joy of driving – and committing ourselves to preserve our beautiful earth, enrich people’s lives and make a bountiful society that lifts everybody’s spirits.

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