The year 2017 slowly comes to an end and it has certainly brought us many surprises and revamped vehicles so far. The market of pickup trucks has got another member that will make all the fans satisfied. It will be the third generation of Mazda’s model known as BT-50. This mid-sized SUV has appeared with redesigned features and powerful engine.
When it comes to exterior of the 2018 Mazda BT-50, it may look to some of you like this model has not actually undergone any changes or innovations. However, it will appear with curvier and more dynamic body features, especially in the front fascia. You will notice that the grille is new while the front bumper has just been a bit redesigned. The modern headlights will use the LED technology as well as the taillights with their dark lenses. The new BT-50 will also get bigger fenders and we have been informed that it will be standing on either 16 or 17-inch alloy wheels. The entire pickup truck will definitely acquire more attractive and sophisticated look with softer lines. The chassis will be made of lightweight materials so you can expect the new BT-50 to come with reduced weight. That is the reason why this model will have an improved fuel efficiency and total performance. The towing capacity will also be enhanced. This powerful and modern truck will be available in three cab versions – single cab, freestyle cab and dual cab, each of them coming with different bed length and equipment.
The interior of the 2018 Mazda BT-50 will offer you a quite luxurious and modern cabin. It will use high-quality materials such as fine leather to cover the seats and the steering wheel. The seats will be comfortable and adjustable and there will be enough headroom and legroom. The steering wheel will also come with height-adjustment option. You can expect a 7.8-inch touch screen display with the infotainment system and options such as navigation, radio, audio system, USB ports, Bluetooth and other types of connectivity for your smart devices. Safety systems and driver assist features will also be included and some of them are: adaptive cruise control, airbags, forward collision warning, anti-locking braking system, emergency braking system and traction control system.
The 2017 Mazda BT-50 comes with the 3.2-liter five-cylinder diesel engine which has already been seen under the hood of these models. It is able to deliver 198 horsepower and 347 pound-feet of torque. Another option is a 2.2-liter three-cylinder engine with 147 horsepower and 277 pound-feet of torque. Both engines will be available with a six-speed manual and a six-speed automatic transmission.
The 2018 Mazda BT-50 has already hit the showrooms and we can say that it has remained an affordable truck. The base model of the BT-50 starts at $25,570, but the price details will certainly depend on the trim you choose.