We have a piece of great news. The upcoming 2022 Mazda BT-50 is set to be revealed this year and we are excited about that. From the information that we got, the new pickup truck hosts bones from the Isuzu D-Max and it promises to be a modern rival to the Ford Ranger and Toyota Hilux.
Details about the new BT-50 dual-cab ute have been tightly guarded, but we manage to collect plenty of relevant information. Firstly, the next-gen model shares its platform with the latest Isuzu D-Max and it uses the same powertrain.
2022 Mazda BT-50 Will Host New Design Language
Mazda is reportedly preparing to refresh its whole lineup of vehicles. According to recent news, the new 2022 Mazda BT-50 dual-cab truck is among them. As you probably know, this pickup truck is very famous in Australia.
Thanks to its attractive and compact design, the Mazda BT-50 was last year in line with plenty of popular models. This includes Ford Ranger, Holden Colorado, Isuzu D-Max, Mitsubishi Triton, Toyota HiLux, and Volkswagen Amarok. Moreover, because this model is the next-gen, expect the same design language as on the latest CX-5 crossover. As we mentioned, the Mazda BT-50 will underpin the same platform as the Isuzu D-Max.
Cabin Refreshments Are Must
Inside, it isn’t yet clear would the latest 2022 Mazda BT-50 uses the same features as the Isuzu D-Max. If that happens, the new touchscreen infotainment system will adorn the central console. Also, from the many reports, the next-gen BT-50 will feature the new MZD Connect instead of using Ford SYNC.
Besides, buyers can expect upscale materials and plenty of active safety features. Like the new D-Max, the Mazda also promises to offer a full suite of semi-autonomous driver assists. So, blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, along with autonomous emergency braking, is a must.
2022 Mazda BT-50 Powertrain Specifications
The upcoming 2022 Mazda BT-50 is the pickup truck that comes with muscular fascia. According to the latest news, we can expect the next-gen model to use a four-cylinder 3.0-liter turbodiesel engine that delivers 188 horsepower (140 kilowatts) and 450 Newton-meters (332 pound-feet) of torque.
On top of that, the new BT-50 will send its power through six-speed manual transmission or an automatic one. The next possibility is a lesser 1.9-liter diesel with 148 hp and 350 Nm (258 lb-ft). This engine is inherited from the Isuzu D-Max pickup that uses the same platform as Mazda BT-50.
Release Date and Cost
The forthcoming 2022 Mazda BT-50 is the great pickup truck that should bring plenty of noticeable changes. This model is popular in the market and it is the main rival to Isuzu D-Max.
The first model was introduced in late 2006 and is launched with the same underpinnings as the Ford Ranger. However, this time the new model will use the same platform as the Isuzu D-Max model. As we mentioned, the upcoming 2022 Mazda BT-50 will be introduced sometime this year. However, the exact price is not yet available and we are still waiting for more information.