The famous Japanese automaker Mazda is currently working on the redesigned version of the popular mid-size pickup truck BT-50. According to officials, the upcoming 2021 Mazda BT-50 will come with a refreshed look and it will introduce some updates under the hood.
The last model that was the most significant facelifted released in 2016 and until now, this pickup receives a couple of minor upgrades. This particular pickup truck has a tough way to get to the top because it must face substantial challengers such as Ford Ranger or even Toyota Hilux. Moreover, we have some exclusive renderings and we will be glad to analyze them.
2021 Mazda BT-50 Outside Improvements
At first glance, the new 2021 Mazda BT-50 looks refreshed and more aggressive. As you can see, this model wears a familiar Mazda’s design philosophy, also seen on many nowadays models from this manufacturer. With that, we primarily mean at models like Mazda CX-5, CX7, and CX-9.
The latest BT-50 dominates at the front with its prominent trapezoidal grille and cool LED headlight that slits to either side. This is arguably the best-looking pickup truck rendering that we saw recently. We most liked that manufacturer uses a Soul Red Crystal paintwork. Also, on the back, Mazda’s design philosophy continuous with the extended bed, LED taillights, and a sports exhaust chrome system. The driving experience is genuinely engaging thanks to the new 17-inch alloy wheels.
The upcoming 2021 Mazda BT-50 hosts a decent list of changes inside. This model will be pretty and techy at the same time. The two-tone grey and black interior look stylish and the new 8.0-inch touchscreen gives this model a distinct look.
Besides, the list of standard features is much longer and the new model offers a premium audio unit that comes from Alpine, includes digital radio, Apple CarPlay/Android Auto, plus satellite navigation. Comfort is excellent and it scratches through two rows of seats.
Safety aids are the next big thing. One can get six airbags, rear-view camera, traction and stability control, trailer sway control, front disc/rear drum brakes with ABS and emergency brake assist, and a rear diff lock to assist in off-road situations. The same package can also be found on the models like Triton, Ranger, HiLux and Mercedes X-Class.
2021 Mazda BT-50 Under the Hood
The new 2021 Mazda BT-50 will keep the existing powertrains under the hood and may get some new ones. As you may know, the current engines are reliable and provide longevity and dependability. The first powertrain that this model use is a 3.2-liter turbodiesel engine that can deliver 200 HP and 345 lb-ft of torque. The next possibility is the optional 2.5-liter four-cylinder SkyActiv unit that can develop 185 HP and 285 lb-ft of torque.
However, from some gossip, the new model may also deploy the same engine that powers the Isuzu D-Max pickup truck. This model uses a 3.0-liter turbodiesel, producing 188 horsepower (140 kilowatts) and 332 pound-feet (450 Newton-meters) of torque. Front-wheel-drive setup will remain standard, while the all-wheel-drive system is still optional. The same stands for the transmission and there will be a choice to go for eider a 6-speed manual or 6-speed automatic gearbox.
Release Date and Price
The upcoming model 2021 Mazda BT-50 will be redesigned and it will provide a more modern cabin. According to the latest information, this model will arrive at the end of this year with the starting price of around $30,000 for the base model. However, if one needs more luxury, prices could be significantly higher.