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Somehow, many people are surprised when they hear the Mazda is making pickup trucks. The 2019 Mazda BT-50 is the best company’s pickup and it will arrive with significant upgrades. Those upgrades will improve the overall performance and truck’s efficiency. Moreover, the exterior design will also host plenty of upgrades. The interior will stay intact, unfortunately.
The 2019 Mazda BT-50 will present the third-generation of this model. In years before, this pickup was based on the Ford Ranger. Now, cooperation between Mazda and Isuzu is delivering the best results so far. Mazda BT-50 is now based on the Isuzu D-Max model as those two are sharing the same platform.
2019 Mazda BT-50 sports a distinctive exterior design
New generation usually means that some bigger changes are about to happen. The 2019 Mazda BT-50 will be no different. This pickup truck sports a distinctive exterior design with modern styling cues. The new model will benefit from the heavier use of lightweight materials. Overall weight is reduced so the performance will be even better now.
Moreover, that not only includes the top speed and acceleration but fuel economy as well. The exterior is more aggressive now and the aerodynamics are great. We like that aggressive steel grille up front and larger bumpers. Halogen headlights will remain, just like the standard 16-inch wheels.
2019 Mazda BT-50 cabin configuration
Have in mind the 2019 Mazda BT-50 will arrive in numerous trim levels. Knowing that the interior will largely depend on what you choose. You can choose between the two and four-door variants. That would largely determine the cabin space and the cabin configuration. On the other hand, the interior room is generous in general. The seats are comfortable thanks to upscale materials that Mazda deploys.
Even the steering wheel is wrapped in leather. Tech-wise, BT-50 pickup offers numerous USB ports, navigation, a Wi-Fi hotspot, and Bluetooth as standard. A 7.8-inch touchscreen comes as standard. Safety rating is above average for this segment and for an instance, the blind spot monitoring is standard now. Adaptive cruise control was already standard and there is a new antilock-braking system.
2019 Mazda BT-50 powertrain options
The upcoming 2019 Mazda BT-50 offers two drivetrain choices. The standard engine is a 3.2-liter five-cylinder unit. This turbodiesel output generates 198 horses and 345 lb-ft of torque. Optionally, you can opt for a 2.5-liter four-cylinder SkyActiv that is producing 184 horsepower and 285 lb-ft of twists. A 6-speed manual and automatic transmissions are in the offer. Moreover, a front-wheel-drive setup is standard. Of course, you can load the optional all-wheel-drive configuration.
As this pickup is based on the Isuzu D-Max, some sources are claiming that the BT-50 pickup truck could borrow an engine from its sibling. If that happens, a 3.0-liter diesel will come as the standard engine. This unit is capable of producing 180 HP and 330 lb-ft of torque.
2019 Mazda BT-50 price and release date
The price of the all-new 2019 Mazda BT-50 starts at $30,000. It is a slight price increase as the 2019 model represents the start of a new generation. The Mazda’s latest pickup truck will arrive next summer and will look to rival Nissan Navara, VW Amarok, and Toyota Hilux.