When we talk about pick-up trucks, it would be mainly about the cargo space, the on and off-road driving performance, its fuel management and the comfort it can provide to the driver and other occupants. Mazda’s BT-50, did rise in the view of quality and they are ready with the next-generation BT-50 that has several aspects to make the vehicle count under the shortlisted favorites of many.
The Phoenix Mazda dealer has shared with us an overall impact that the Mazda BT-50 is capable of creating in the following ways:
The BT-50 has got a polarizing appearance in the front-end with a really tough body. The truck looks cool with its elegant XTR touches, like wing mirrors, rear bumper step, chrome door handles and more which adds more value to the prominent presence of the truck.
Engine and Transmission
The BT-50 can deliver the desired performance because of its 3.2-litre turbo-diesel engine, that can produce a 147kW at 3000rpm and 470Nm between 1750 and 2500rpm when paired with the right combination of a six-speed automatic transmission.
The spacious interiors of Mazda BT-50 has all the controls located within a comfortable reach and that why they are easy to use. The new Alpine infotainment system installed in this vehicle initiate quick operative response in all driving conditions. Connectivity options like USB ports and three 12V power outlets spread evenly across the cabin makes it all the more convenient. The driver gets controls that are steering-wheel-mounted and the can be manually adjusted at any direction.
Cargo Space and Capacity
The tray of the Mazda BT-50 is 1549mm long and 1560mm wide while the distance between the wheel arches is 1139mm and 513mm deep. The Loading height is 841mm and the tray has six different tie-down points.
The XTR of Mazda BT-50 has a towing capacity of 3500kg maximum while braked and 750kg without brakes. It has a tow-ball download capacity of maximum 350kg, with a payload of 1082kg and a gross 3200kg of vehicle mass and a combined mass of 6000kg.
The big pick-up truck can claim a fuel consumption of 10.0L/100km in a combined trip of city and highway driving, 200km of mixed driving, about 30km on dirty roads and 10km of four-wheel driving of 12.2L/100km overall. All this it can do at one go with a fuel tank that can hold 80-litres of petrol or diesel.
The XTR of BT-50 has all the standard features loaded in it. Right from an eight-inch colored touchscreen for the new Alpine infotainment system, Bluetooth connectivity, installed SAT NAV, to dual-zone climate control, the truck has it all.
Other features as described by the Mazda Phoenix dealer, include a lot in the comfort zone like leather wrapped steering wheel, gear shift knob and handbrake, an excellent reversing camera, folding second-row seats, two-cup-holder armrests, all mounted on the strength of 17-inch alloy wheels.
What is appreciable in the Mazda BT-50 Pick-up truck is not only the style, but the all-rounder performance it can deliver because of its robust engine and its make.