The third-generation vehicle is based on the Isuzu D-Max. It got Isuzu underpinnings, a new powertrain, and Mazda’s Kodo design language.
The Mazda BT-50 is a global model available in many markets: Australia, Thailand, South Africa, Central and South America, Europe, but not Japan and North America
Last week, Mazda Australia unveiled the new 2021 BT-50 via live stream.
Outside, it resembles the Mazda CX-5 and CX-9 thanks to the Kodo design which the company first adapts to a utilitarian vehicle.
In the cabin, the pickup’s dashboard largely mimics its Isuzu kin, while the materials of a steering wheel, seats and door panels seem to be of Mazda’s quality.
Under the hoo, you’ll find the new powertrain comprising a sole 3.0-liter inline-four turbocharged diesel engine that delivers 188 hp and 332 lb-ft of torque. It comes either with two- or four-wheel-drive, a 6-speed manual or 6-speed automatic transmission.
The Mazda BT-50 can tow 7716 pounds. Its max payload is 2348 pounds. Prices and on-sale dates will follow.