The 2022 Mazda BT-50 is in the works, and we can expect the redesigned model to debut next year. From the available information, the new model will share many cues with the Isuzu D-Max. In addition, the manufacturer promises that it should be a modern rival to the Ford Ranger and Toyota Hilux.
The next-gen model will use the same platform as the latest Isuzu D-Max and some of the powertrains. Details about the new BT-50 dual-cab are kept tightly guarded, but we collect plenty of the relevant information. Here`s everything about the new Mazda BT-50.
2022 Mazda BT-50 Facelift
Besides the 2022 Mazda BT-50, the manufacturer is preparing to refresh its whole lineup of vehicles. Many sedans are already present as well as SUV models. According to recent news, the new pickup truck is among them. This pickup truck is very famous in Australia, and it underpins the same platform as the latest Isuzu D-Max.
Some renderings are available, and Mazda BT05 is wearing the same front fascia as the Mazda CX-5 and CX-9 models. Definitively it dominates on the front with an attractive grille and slim LED headlights. Overall, thanks to its beautiful and compact design, the latest truck will go in line with models like Ford Ranger, Holden Colorado, Mitsubishi Triton, Toyota HiLux, and Volkswagen Amarok.
More Luxury Inside
Inside, the latest 2022 Mazda BT-50 will for sure use some features from the Isuzu D-Max. Literary, both models come with the same seating layout, providing room for five passengers. However, for 2022, we can expect a new touchscreen infotainment system that will adorn the central console.
Also, from the many reports, the next-gen BT-50 will feature more upscale materials and plenty of safety features. Actually, we expect a full suite of semi-autonomous driver assists that includes blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, and autonomous emergency braking.
New Engine Possibility
At the moment, the engine lineup of the new 2022 Mazda BT-50 is the biggest mystery. However, considering that the upcoming truck will use a new platform, we should clearly expect some of the new engines as well. We hope that Mazda is about to reveal a 3.0-liter turbo-four with updated specs.
The current unit delivers 188 horsepower (140 kilowatts) and 450 Newton-meters (332 pound-feet) of torque. Fans can also expect a few more additions. The next possibility is a potent 1.9-liter diesel with 148 hp and 350 Nm (258 lb-ft). This engine also powers the Isuzu D-Max pickup. On the other hand, many believe that Mazda will use some of the existing hybrid systems. However, we are still waiting for Mazda`s official statement.
How Much Will Costs the New 2022 Mazda BT-50?
From many reports, the forthcoming 2022 Mazda BT-50 will cost significantly higher than before. The entry-level truck will be around $29,060, while the top range model Dual Cab BT-50 GT Thunder (4X4) can easily reach $69,000.
As we mentioned, this pickup truck will be available in few forms as Dual Cab, Extra Cab, Single Cab, and Ute. However, the manufacturer didn’t provide any info about its release date. Many believe that the redesigned variant will happen sometime next year, most likely in the summertime.