Unexpected news came from Australia: the local unit of the Mazda recalled that the company not only produces the hatchback, sedans and crossovers of various sizes, but sometimes tries himself in the cargo segment. And the firm despite the disclaimer of new models ready something interesting.
The first photo of the future of Mazda pickup truck BT-50 published in the social networks of the branch of the brand on the continent. It is accompanied by a statement that “something huge is coming” and the announcement of the premiere, which is scheduled for June 17.
This is not the first performance of the brand in the market of pickups. The previous BT-50 was essentially a technical copy of the then pick-up Ford Ranger. Since then, and “Ranger” had to be different, and the roads of the two companies differed, but the policy of joint activities in this field Mazda has kept.
It is expected that the new BT-50 will be unified with the current Isuzu D-Max, which is already available in Thailand (updated version of pickup truck introduced last fall). The truck from Mazda tipped three-liter Isuzu diesel that develops 190 HP and 450 Nm of torque paired with a six-speed mechanics or automatic, all-wheel drive and a locking rear differential.
It is expected that Mazda will not be limited to perekleivanie labels: new BT-50 needs to obtain an original appearance and interior. Although the latter is rumored to still be in a sense “copied” from the interior D-Max as Mazda, according to local press reports, has no plans to supply pickup own multimedia system. This “device”, the future novelty will borrow from the donor, as the platform together with the engine.