Now that we know almost everything about the two biggest bakkie launches heading our way in the next two years, we can start discussing the all-new Mazda BT-50.
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A recent article on CarAdvice, reports that the new BT-50 will be equipped with the same 3.0-litre in the all-new D-Max. This makes perfect sense, as Isuzu previously stated that Mazda was pretty much only involved in the styling of its new bakkie. The rest of the development was left to Isuzu.
The 3.0-litre isn’t all-new, but rather an upgraded version of the now-famous 3.0-litre currently used in the D-Max. Thanks to these upgrades, the new D-Max and BT-50 will have 140kW and 450Nm on tap. Mazda’s current 3.2-litre five-cylinder produces 147kW and 470 is more, but not by much.
Since Mazda is only responsible for the styling, we can expect the same underpinnings as the D-Max.
Only time will tell if the South African public will respond to the new BT-50 better than the old one.
For the record, the image of the Mazda BT-50 is only a rendering, made by carspiritpk.com.