2021 Mazda BT-50 Pickup Truck This is Full Review
Changes to 2021 Mazda BT-50 are not ready yet. We already know that there will be many more updates to come. How do? The new generation is on the way. The current car underwent a major facelift in 2016 and the second generation launched in 2011. Now is the time for an overhaul so the Mazda BT-50 can compete with the Ford Ranger and Toyota HiLux cars, among others. All these models have reached the peak of popularity in Australia. With recent updates to its competitors, Mazda had no choice but to do something with its truck.
The 2021 Mazda BT-50 has acquired a new look, although the platform remains the same. The front, side skirts, the rear pick-up, the inside, everything will offer new parts. There is no information on updating the engine room. We hear hybrid trucks are possible. The new Mazda BT-50 could come to the US in 2021. Keep this in mind as the Japanese company has partnered with Isuzu to create a pickup truck that will be launched in the US.
2021 Mazda BT-50 engines
The new 2021 Mazda BT-50 will retain its reliable units for the next season and the new generation. The current lineup does not present any problems and buyers like the durability of the choice available. And everything starts with a 2.2-liter diesel engine. It’s powerful enough to produce 170 hp (125 kW) and 270 lb-ft (370 Nm) of torque. At this power, the truck can tow nearly 2,000 kg (4,400 lb).
Most markets don’t offer this, but a larger displacement. The 2021 Mazda BT-50 with a 3.2 liter engine can tow up to 3,500 kg (7,700 lb). This is in comparison with the heaviest compact truck in the United States – a diesel Chevy Colorado. The five-line unit also delivers 150 kW (200 hp) and 470 Nm (350 lb-ft) of torque. Buyers will choose between manual and automatic transmission. Both have six gears and power transmission to the rear wheels. All-wheel drive is also an option for the new BT-50.
2021 Mazda BT-50 Configurations
Interestingly, you will find the new 2021 Mazda BT-50 as a pickup or cabin chassis. The second offers options like the XT in both the single and cabriolet cabins. The pickup truck is only available in double cab. We can upgrade the cab model with such a configuration. Other options include 4 × 2 or 4 × 4 engines.
The base model for the 2021 Mazda BT-50 will be the XT with a 4 × 2 system. Cruise control and 16-inch wheels are standard here. Buyers get Bluetooth, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto with the base model. The six-speaker audio system and a 7-inch screen are among the most prominent features of the infotainment system.
The top is the 2021 Mazda BT-50 XTR. It expands the wheels to 17 inches, adds navigation, and dual-zone climate control improves normal air conditioning. Steering wheel controls and an 8-inch touchscreen are some additional features that you get with a new truck.
2021 Mazda BT-50 GT
All these options are available in 4 × 4 configuration. The 2021 Mazda BT-50 GT pickup truck does not use a 4 × 2 engine. Here you get big upgrades for more money. There are electrically adjustable leather seats and driver’s cockpit. Outside, fans will recognize this model thanks to the sports rails on the bed. This model comes with 9 inches of ground clearance, so it’s suitable for off-road missions.
2021 Mazda BT-50 USA release date.
Mazda is once again a serious player in the US market. Crossovers and SUVs increase with each new release. The CX-5 is very compact. The company wants to use momentum and launch the 2021 Mazda BT-50 there, but it’s not that simple.
There are few obstacles. One of them is a diesel engine. After the big scandal caused by Volkswagen emissions reports, this market almost collapsed. Now the opportunities for diesel engines are not great, regardless of how many benefits they bring. The current range of Mazda BT-50 engines does not meet EPA requirements. The truck will likely need a petrol engine to start its life in the new market. In the future, diesel engines will need many improvements before they are ready to go to the United States.
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