The next generation of this popular truck is coming in about two years, so it’s easy to conclude that the 2019 Mazda BT-50 will come without bigger changes. The current model is in the second generation, which is present since 2011. While the current generation shares design characteristics with Ford Ranger, the next generation will come based on Isuzu D-Max.
So, expect a significantly different design. Still, the new model won’t come so soon, so 2019 BT-50 is coming without bigger changes. A 2015-year model came with some nice updates, so it is hard to expect bigger changes for the next year. Expect to see a familiar design, recognizable styling and same engines under the hood. Since there won’t be bigger changes, expect its arrival in usual time, somewhere late in the year.
2019 Mazda BT-50 comes without changes
Since this will probably be the last production model of the current generation, it seems unlikely to seem bigger changes. The 2019 Mazda BT-50 will continue in the same way, featuring familiar design characteristics. It came in 2011, but we have seen a mid-cycle update three years ago. For that occasion, the company came with several novelties. There were some new styling details, as well as new standard equipment.
The 2019 Mazda BT-50 will continue with pretty much the same specs. Still, few new standard features are possible. This model already comes with a lot of equipment, but there is always space for something new. According to some reports, the new model could finally come with parking sensors as a part of standard equipment. Speaking of safety, some of the notable standard features are systems like hill-descent control and a hill-launch assist, trailer-sway control and a locking rear differential.
2019 Mazda BT-50 engines also unchanged
Things under the hood are also going to remain unchanged. The 2019 Mazda BT-50 will continue with the same two engines in the offer. On the most of markets, base models feature a smaller 2.2-liter four-cylinder engine. This unit is good for about 150 horsepower and 275 pound-feet of torque.
Still, the real deal comes with a larger 3.2-liter five-cylinder unit. This engine offers far more power, around 185 horsepower and 350 pound-feet of torque. This amount of power will give you excellent performances, both on and off the road. Good acceleration and smooth ride are some of the characteristics of this engine. Fuel consumption is also on a pretty decent level. In a combined drive, this truck should be able to return around 23 miles per gallon.
When it comes to the transmission, there is a choice between six-speed automatic and 6-speed manual gearbox.
2019 Mazda BT-50 release date and price
The 2019 Mazda BT-50 is coming without bigger changes, so expect its arrival in usual time, somewhere late in the year. Price will also remain the same. Base models will go around 25.000 dollars. When it comes to the competition, there are many good mid-size trucks around, like Toyota Hilux, Ford Ranger, Chevy Colorado, Isuzu D-Max etc.
Next-generation Mazda BT-50 to feature Isuzu’s design
It’s no secret that next-generation Mazda BT-50 is coming in about two years. Still, the interesting thing about the new model is that is won’t be based on Ranger anymore. Mazda now turns to Isuzu. So, next generation of this truck will have much in common with the new D-Max. Moreover, these two models will be the same, practically. Isuzu will sell to Mazda a complete model, so everything except the badge will be identical. Moreover, these two trucks will be produced in the same Isuzu’s assembly, probably in Malaysia. Expect arrival of these two models somewhere in 2020.