A few months after the brand new 2021 Mazda BT-50 was unveiled, it has been confirmed that the pickup will go on sale in Australia this coming October.
Unlike the previous-generation BT-50 that shared its underpinnings with the Ford Ranger, this new one shares components with the Isuzu D-Max. However, that doesn’t imply the BT-50 seems just like the Isuzu. Quite the other, in actual fact, because it options the Japanese carmaker’s Kodo design language.
Up entrance, the brand new BT-50 has a distinguished chrome grille and a set of acquainted Mazda headlights. It’s not probably the most ‘rugged’ wanting entrance fascia in the marketplace however it’s definitely stylish and brings a way of favor and class to the mid-size pickup truck phase. As for the rear, it’s extra conventional and features a set of vertical taillights that eschew the curvaceous design of the present BT-50’s lights.
Mazda has additionally made vital enhancements within the BT-50’s cabin. For instance, there’s a sporty four-spoke steering wheel and a big infotainment display housing Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. There are additionally a bunch of soft-touch leather-based elements discovered all through, giving the pickup a premium and splendid really feel, not one thing that may be mentioned about a few of its rivals.
A single powertrain will likely be offered in Australia within the type of a 3.0-liter diesel producing 188 hp and 332 lb-ft (450 Nm) of torque. The pickup has a formidable towing capability of seven,716 lbs (3,500 kg) and a payload capability of over 2,200 lbs (1,000 kg).
Australian pricing particulars have but to be introduced, however needs to be revealed within the coming weeks.