Praised for its styling by seemingly everybody from Automobile and Driver to tech-website NewAtlas.com, Mazda has taken the wraps off its new BT-50 pickup truck.
The mid-size pickup received’t be provided by U.S. Mazda dealers. When it goes into manufacturing this summer season, it’s destined just for Southeast Asia, Australia, New Zealand, the Center East, Africa, and Central and South America. However wait a quarter-century for the 25-year rule to kick in and also you would possibly be capable to import one to show at a Future Collector Car Show within the late 2040s.
Though the truck is predicated on the Isuzu D-Max pickup (earlier variations used Ford Ranger underpinnings), the brand new BT-50 will get styling that makes use of Mazda’s Kodo (Soul of Movement) design language, additionally shared by the CX-5 and CX-9 crossovers, and a brand new 3.0-liter turbo-diesel 4-cylinder engine rated at 188 horsepower however 332 pound-feet of torque.
Automobile and Driver notes the 7,700 kilos of towing capability and practically 2,350 kilos of in-the-bed payload are higher than automobiles such because the Chevrolet Colorado, Ford Ranger or Toyota Tacoma.
New Atlas says the brand new BT-50 “may be the prettiest pickup truck on street or path.”
“Name it the antithesis of the Tesla Cybertruck,” it provides.
“Nobody would accuse the Isuzu D-Max of being essentially the most engaging pickup truck on the earth (or near-empty parking zone), and but Mazda takes that very truck and offers it the effortlessly clean seems for which it’s identified,” New Atlas notes.
“That will or is probably not a superb factor relying in your truck preferences, and the primary BT-50 homeowners are virtually certain to take a ribbing over their purty, crossover-faced truck the primary time they pull into the job web site. However these doing the ribbing will seemingly be boiling with envy inside, particularly in the event that they occur to be driving a D-Max residence.”
Additionally envious might be American homeowners of the varied mid-size pickups accessible of their residence market.