Although we are hearing a lot of news about the all-new 2019 Mazda BT-50, it looks like the next-generation model is about to come a year later. The popular mid-size truck has been around for years. We enjoy the truck’s smiley face for more than seven years. The current generation is present since 2011. So far, there have been two generations of it. The original model was in production between 2005 and 2011. In both cases, this truck was in a close relationship with the famous Ranger truck. Two models share the same platform and pretty much everything when it comes to mechanics. On the other side, each model comes with its own visual appearance and interior design. However, it looks like this collaboration is coming to its end since the next generation of this popular truck come based on another amazing mid-size truck, Isuzu D-Max.
2019 Mazda BT-50 Will Continue in the Same Way
The new 2019 Mazda BT-50 will remain largely unchanged. It will probably represent the last year-model of the current generation, so it seems useless to for the company to make some bigger changes. We are about to see a familiar smiley face, which separates this model from the crowd. It might not be the prettiest model in the class, but it offers plenty of benefits. Undoubtedly, it offers pretty good capabilities when it comes to towing and other utility tasks.
On the other side, the level of comfort is on a pretty high level too. The interior of this truck is characterized by some nice lines, but more importantly with quality materials. It also offers a lot of space, even for rear passengers. The truck can easily accommodate up to five passengers. The list of standard equipment is also pretty decent and includes not only necessary systems but multimedia and other tech features as well.
When will the next generation of Mazda BT-50 arrive?
The next generation of this mid-size pickup should arrive in about a year or two. This time, we will see something much different. Mazda is now starting a new collaboration, with the renowned truck maker Isuzu. So, the new generation will be based on the famous D-Max. Once the new D-Max arrives, the all-new 2019 Mazda BT-50 will come too. Not only that the new-generation BT-50 will share the platform, but visual appearance as well. Moreover, the new Mazda BT-50 will probably be a rebadged version of the next-generation D-Max.
2019 Mazda BT-50 engines
When it comes to powertrain, 2019 Mazda BT-50 will continue in the same way. This truck mirrors Ford Range not only in terms of chassis but in terms of powertrain also. So, there are two engine choices available. Base models come with a familiar Duratorq engine with displacements of 2.2 liters. It offers a pretty nice amount of power, which goes around 150 horsepower and 270 pound-feet of torque. Fuel economy is also on a high level. However, if you perfect some more powerful variant that can provide better acceleration, as well as towing capabilities, a 3.2-liter unit seems like a perfect fit for you. It delivers around 185 horsepower and 350 pound-feet of torque. Both engines can be paired with either manual or automatic transmission.
2019 Mazda BT-50 release date and price
When it comes to 2019 Mazda BT-50, expect to see it sometime late in the year. Changes in price are not expected. This model comes in numerous versions, so the price range is pretty wide and goes between 19.000 and 40.000 dollars roughly.
Which models are key competitors?
When it comes to competition, there are some well-known nameplates in the segment, such as Toyota Hilux, Izusu D-Max, Chevy Colorado and others.