Teaming up with Isuzu to create Mazda unveils new BT-50

According tomedia reports, Mazda recently released the latest BT-50, this new car marks the arrival of major changes. What needs to be clear is that Mazda has never actually been involved in the design and manufacture of the BT-50, but instead it has been a massive licensing tour, a Game of Thrones and Ford playing for decades. Years ago, however, Mazda decided to part ways with Ford for the next BT-50 and chose Isuzu as its new partner.

Teaming up with Isuzu to create Mazda unveils new BT-50

At the end of the day, it’s a Isuzu D-Max pickup. However, Mazda will give the pickup a broad new style with its iconic Kodo design language for the front face and center. The front clip looks almost like the CX-5, while isuzu’s roots are more shown at the rear.

Teaming up with Isuzu to create Mazda unveils new BT-50

The interior is also very Uisumian, with infotainment settings different from any other Mazda car. However, Isuzu is trying to turn the cabin into its own, and there are some nice things Isuzu car buyers can’t find — most notably Apple’s wireless CarPlay and Android Auto. 

Teaming up with Isuzu to create Mazda unveils new BT-50

Under the exterior of Mazda everything is Isuzu. A 3.0L turbocharged diesel inline four-cylinder engine delivers 188 horsepower and 332 pound-feet of torque. That’s a slight drop from the upcoming Ford pickup, but Mazda says drivers will notice better fuel economy. Six-speed manual or automatic transmissions are available on all options, with all-wheel drive. The diesel engine allows the driver to load 2,348 pounds in the back box and drag 7,716 pounds of load.

Mazda has not disclosed the price, but the new BT-50 will be in the Australian showroom by the end of the year.