Almost ten years ago, Mazda came to the truck market with their BT-50 pickup. Back then, it wasn’t so successful as company bosses were expecting. Nevertheless, after a while, an idea is still here. The new truck could come as 2019 Mazda BT-50. There are some rumors that this model can be 2018 year model, as a test for something that could fulfill all ambitions of Mazda. With such long period between two vehicles, we shouldn’t see too many similar parts. Meanwhile, development of new features and systems don’t allow such things. Some rivals had their models in the meantime, and looking back at trucks from 10 years ago, we can’t find many similarities.
2019 Mazda BT-50 engine
While most of the parts are still unpredictable, we already have a piece of evidence about engines. Rumors say that Skyactive powertrains with rear-wheel drive are favorites. Ongoing tests are trying out a 6-speed automatic transmission. Of course, AWD is also an option. Displacements could be either 6.2-l V-6 or 3.6-l V-6. Power output should be around 200 hp and torque 300 lb-ft. Estimations about mileage say that new BT-50 can do 25 mpg in average.
2019 Mazda BT-50 redesign
It is hard to predict what will 2019 Mazda BT-50 bring. Nevertheless, we can gather some information from leaking sources and other Mazda vehicles. Modern cars are offering dual-zone climate control and leather seats. That will be enough for a comfortable ride during long trips. Infotainments system will get modern touch-screen display. Many controls will be there and on the steering wheel. Outside, it is not easy to say what will come, since there is no any spy shot at this moment. We believe there will be a lot of aluminum in the body, making this truck lighter, but still an excellent performer.
2019 Mazda BT-50 release date and price
The price of the 2019 Mazda BT-50 depends on competition, trims, and engines. The base unit, with petrol drivetrain, will cost under $28,000. The company could offer even better price to lure more buyers. On the other hand, we still don’t know when to expect it. If the 2018 year model appears, then we will have some clue. If not, 2019 BT-50 will probably have premiere during next season, and production will start in 2019.