The new Mazda BT-50 for 2023 has been confirmed, and we can anticipate it to be treated similarly to the new CX-50. The BT-50, in case you didn’t know, is the company’s single pickup truck and is well ranked in its sector.
The truck, which shares the same platform as the Isuzu D-Max, is now in its third generation. Aside from a more appealing design language, the upcoming vehicle should feature other interior changes. There is no specific information about its engine at this time, although many anticipate it will be offered with the same two engine choices as the present model.
Mazda BT-50 Exterior Changes
The upcoming Mazda BT-50, like the newly released Mazda CX-50 SUV, should get the same facelift. This indicates we may expect the same appealing front end on this truck. This pickup was previously associated with the Ford Ranger, but a partnership with the Blue Oval manufacturer is over. However, Mazda’s stunning KODO design language will be there, and the new BT-50 truck should look even better. However, we are waiting to see the first official images.
The new 2023 Mazda BT-50 appears very different on the inside than the previous model. Due to the new platform, the dash of this vehicle is identical to that of the recently released Isuzu D-Max. The cabin layout is the same, with more smooth and elegant lines, as is typical of Mazda interiors. We’re talking about a crew cab setup, which can comfortably seat five persons in two rows.
The Mazda BT-50 is composed of quality materials in general, and the interior is more sophisticated than before. The carmaker will also release an upgraded infotainment system. To stay up with the competition, we might anticipate Mazda to incorporate some new safety aids and additional optional features.
As previously said, there is no definitive statement on the powertrain for the next 2023 Mazda BT-50. The current version has two engine options, both of which deliver excellent performance. The BT-50 model comes equipped with a 3.2-liter engine that produces 200 horsepower and a torque of around 345 lb-ft. You can go with a less potent variant with a 2.5-liter four-cylinder SkyActiv engine that produces 185 horsepower and 285 lb-ft of torque as an option.
Furthermore, Mazda provides both engines with either a six-speed manual or an automatic transmission. The new BT-50 will almost certainly come standard with all-wheel drive. Lastly, a diesel engine is still a possibility. Many reports are predicting a 3.0-liter diesel variant with 180 hp and a torque of 330 lb-ft.
2023 Mazda BT-50 Price, Release Date
The forthcoming 2023 Mazda BT-50 will come with a starting price of around $38,000. As before, the BT-50 pickup truck will continue to rival VW Amarok and Toyota Hilux models in Australia. The sales will begin later in 2022, and we are still waiting for Mazda to reveal more details.