There are no many pickup trucks that resemble the 2016 Mazda BT 50. They all have some common characteristics, but new BT-50 comes with lots of unique features. Some people consider it as a truck of the next generation and we will not go that far. It is true that it has some unusual characteristics but it won’t change much in the pickup truck industry. This year competence is going to be tough since all carmakers have improved their old models and they haven never been more superior.
Japanese automaker kept a lot of information off the record but the release date is coming and many details have leaked from the company. As you can see we even managed to get some pictures of the new 2016 Mazda BT 50. At the first sight, you can notice there are some new curves and lines which are going to give this new truck slightly modernized look. They also announced some interior modifications and provided information about the engine. When you compare it with its predecessor the differences are obvious. Today we decided to present the main characteristics of this truck and we took all pros and cons into consideration.
2016 Mazda BT 50 Specs
Every pickup truck needs a powerful engine in case owner is going to use it for business purposes. The 2016 Mazda BT 50 is going to have at least two different choices and, perhaps, there will be one more, but we don’t have any details about the potential third option. On one hand, Mazda announced that there would be 2.2-liter turbo diesel engine. This unit has a capability of producing 160 HP and 284 lb-ft of torque. Allegedly, this engine will be mated to both manual and automatic transmission. Seven gears are expected for both transmission options.
On the other hand, there is going to be one more engine option. The alternative unit is the 3.2-liter turbo diesel engine which comes with an output of 200 HP and 346 lb-ft of torque. The second unit is more powerful than the first one and it should meet everyone’s demands. This engine is new for BT-50 and we are looking forward to seeing its performance. It is going have two driving systems, FWD, and AWD. There is still the lack of information about the EPA rating. There has been a trend of decreasing gallons per mile hence we expect this trend will continue in the future.
In the past years, Mazda got lots of critics about the outlook of this model. Some owners were dissatisfied with the front part claiming it was not masculine enough. Therefore, Mazda decided to modify the front fascia of the 2016 Mazda BT 50 and, as you can see by yourself, we have a new design. It is not as soft as before but there are some similarities with the previous model. Both headlights and taillights got some sharp edges in order to increase truck’s aggressiveness.
2016 Mazda BT 50 Interior
It is going to come in several different colors but in our opinion black looks the best. The cabin is equipped with the finest leather and cloth, and it won’t be much different than before. If you are going to use it for commuting, work or long trips, you don’t need to worry about its convenience. It is comfortable for all passengers, and for the driver as well.
Mazda BT 50 2016 Release Date and Price
We have high hopes that new 2016 Mazda BT 50 is going to hit the market in the following few weeks. We still need to wait for some time for the release but the price has been known for a while. Pricing of new BT-50 should start at around $40,000 while the top models will be more expensive.