The Japanese manufacturer prepares the next generation of its mid-size truck, which will come as 2019 Mazda BT-50. This nameplate is pretty familiar among trucks. The original model came in 2006 and it started as a compact pickup truck. However, we saw the second generation only six years later. For this occasion, it has grown to a mid-size truck. We definitely won’t see another growth for the third generation model. According to the latest reports, the new version of this pickup will be designed with Isuzu. This company is an expert when it comes to utility vehicles, so we have no doubt that the new model will be pretty capable.
The 2019 BT-50 will come together with the new D-Max. These two models will share the platform, while the body design will be different. Both models will use the same Isuzu diesel engine. The new model should arrive next year.
2019 Mazda BT-50 redesign
The 2019 Mazda BT-50 will come with many changes. Unlike the current model, which is developed along with Ford Ranger, the new generation will share its characteristics with new Isuzu D-Max. These two models will ride on the same platform. The new model will continue with the strong body on frame construction, which will provide great capabilities when it comes to utility. On the other side, we believe that Mazda will definitely add some refinement to this truck. The current D-Max is pretty amazing, but Mazda will definitely make it a more upscale. Each new model will come with its own styling.
We believe that the new 2019 Mazda BT-50 will follow the brand’s amazing new design language, but it should still keep some rigidity. Compared to brand’s crossover, we expect to see a little bit boxier shape and a much stronger construction.
2019 Mazda BT-50 interior design
It is hard to predict how the new 2019 Mazda BT-50 will look like from inside at the moment. The new model will come along with the new D-max, so we will see pretty many same dimensions of the cabin and bed. On the other side, the styling of the cabin should be completely different. Mazda will definitely install some of its famous components in this cabin. We should see a familiar dashboard design, similar to those that we can find in the company’s crossovers, but still more rigid. Also, we expect to see at least two cab designs in the offer. We will surely see some kind of a double cab body style in the offer. On the other side, it is still unclear will the new 2019 Mazda BT-50 be available in utility version with just one row of seats and larger bed.
2019 Mazda BT-50 engines
According to the latest reports, the new 2019 Mazda BT-50 will use the same engine as new D-Max. This will be a new version of the Isuzu’s amazing 3.0-liter six-cylinder diesel engine. This unit features an excellent reliability and durability. In the current model, it features a max output of 163 horsepower and 280 pound-feet of torque. For the next generation, we will probably see some improvement in terms of power and overall efficiency.
Besides this unit, the new 2019 BT-50 could also come in gasoline version. For this model, the company will probably use its own engine. There is a 2.5-liter gasoline engine that has a max output of 184 horsepower and 185 pound-feet of torque. When it comes to transmission, expect 6-speed automatic.
2019 Mazda BT-50 release date and price
The 2019 Mazda BT-50 will probably have its premiere somewhere in the next year. On the other side, the production model will probably later in the same year. It is hard to predict more precise numbers in terms of price. Some reports suggest that base model could go around 30.000 dollars. Main competitors will be models like Ford Ranger, Chevrolet Colorado, Toyota Hilux etc.