If you are looking for some excitement in utility vehicle range, you should check new 2016 Mazda BT-50. According to first information and images, this model is going to shake market with its radical design. It is main highlight of BT-50, but surely not the only trump. Careful design of the lines and curves, with some stylish ending, will catch attention of all fans and enthusiasts. However, performance won’t be much worse than leading models in the class. Mazda is not known of SUVs, but with 2016 BT-50, company could make breakthrough.
2016 Mazda BT-50 design
Styling of the 2016 Mazda BT-50 is clean, but also interesting. There are many new details on the vehicle, that differ it from predecessor. Facelifting could be described as successful, with many updates. It is expected since there has been four years since last BT-50 was released. This is some kind of mid-cycle refreshment, and it is surely closer to new generation of passenger cars, with comfort, performance and design. New Mazda BT-50 is built on Nagar platform, and it is still part of the second generation of the model. This concept was used for other vehicles also, and it is known for its quality.
2016 Mazda BT-50 drivetrain
Powerplant installed for 2016 Mazda BT-50 won’t be changed from the predecessor, which was released three years ago. Its outputs were excellent, offering 200 hp and 350 lb-ft. Since this model is made for Australia, in their measures, 2016 BT-50 delivers 470 Nm and 147 kW of torque. This comes from 3.2-litre diesel drivetrain. Numbers are similar to these that come from Ford Ranger, Mazda’s main rival. Main difference is that Ranger reaches its maximum torque at 1500 rpm, and BT-50 at 1700 rpm. However, Mazda’s SUV offers heavy throttle through 6-speed automatic gearbox. Its mid-range response is awesome. Estimated fuel economy should be improved. Last model achieved excellent 26 mpg, and new one should give even more miles. Some reports predict around 30 mpg is the target for Mazda.
2016 Mazda BT-50 price
Last model of the SUV was offered in 19 trim levels, from 2WD single-cab, to range-topping GT 4X4 with dual cab. Expected cost of the new 2016 Mazda BT-50 is around $50.000, which was the price of the last model released in 2012.