2016 Mazda BT-50 Engine, Price, Release date
2016 Mazda BT-50 has been refreshed for this model year. Currently in its second generation, this pickup truck is relatively new, especially considering that the trucks do not change their design or performances as often as regular cars do. But Mazda seems to think differently, because it decided to make a change only four years after the big redesign.
2016 Mazda BT-50 FACELIFT
Recently Mazda released one photo of the refreshed 2016 Mazda BT-50, which showed the intensity of changes made on the exterior. With the picture, Japanese automaker published small press release, speaking about exterior and interior of the mode, as well as potential release date.
On the outside, new BT-50 features new grille, as well as reshaped headlights. Both of those are changed in order to modernize the model, as well as to bring the UTE closer to today’s Mazda models. Its resemblance is achieved thanks to new ‘Kodo’ design language Mazda uses for their latest vehicles.
Even though exterior looks much more modern now, thanks to these few details, the biggest attention is dedicated to interior. Rivals such as Ford Ranger, with whom BT-50 shares its platform and Toyota HiLux were both redesigned or refreshed and now offer high quality interior. In order to compete with them, Mazda needed to make some improvements on the model. Although there are no pics of the interior yet, Mazda officials claim that it will deliver higher quality and overall more luxurious cabin, including feature upgrades.
2016 Mazda BT-50 ENGINE SPECS
Under the hood of the 2016 Mazda BT-50 will be place the same engines as before. This includes two diesel power units, which will empower the BT-50 depending on market. One is a 2.2-liter inline-4, and second 3.2-liter inline-5. First one delivers around 150 hp and 276 lb-ft of torque, while 3.2-liter inline-5 delivers 200 horsepower and 346 lb-ft of torque.
Both engines will be mated with either 6-speed manual or 6-speed automatic transmission. Drivetrain configurations will also be the same, meaning 4×2 will be standard, and 4×4 optional.
2016 Mazda BT-50 RELEASE DATE AND PRICE
Release date of the model is set for next couple of months. Mazda claimed that new 2016 Mazda BT-50 will be released towards the end of this year, while September is often mentioned as the month. Pricing specs are not published, but will be similar to the current model’s, which starts at 30,000 USD or 40,000 AUD.