Mazda has added a new modification to the range of the third-generation BT-50 mid-size pickup truck – with a 1.9-liter diesel engine. It develops 150 hp. and 350 Nm. This is the Isuzu RZ4E-TC engine, familiar from the Isuzu D-Max of the previous and current generations.
Recall that the Mazda BT-50 itself is built on the D-Max platform with its frame, cab frame and units, so it is surprising that the 1.9-liter engine did not debut on Mazda immediately in 2020.
The engine, new for the BT-50, is combined with a six-speed automatic transmission and four-wheel drive and is offered only in the XS configuration. It includes stamped wheels, LED headlights, adaptive cruise control, a start-stop system, a media system with a seven-inch touch screen and support for Apple CarPlay / Android Auto, a rear-view camera, monitoring of blind spots, hill descent assistance and other electronic assistants. The car is capable of pulling a trailer weighing up to three tons.
Also, the Mazda BT-50 continues to be equipped with a 3.0-liter Isuzu 4JJ3-TCX turbodiesel (190 hp and 450 Nm).
The main markets for BT-50 are Australia, Southeast Asia, the Middle East, Latin America, Africa. Mazda is produced at the Isuzu plant in Thailand, side by side with the D-Max.
Prices for the new version have not yet been announced. Mazda BT-50 with 3.0-liter engine in Australia starts from 49,000 local dollars.