Tracing its roots from the Mazda B1500 B-series truck launched in Japan way back in 1961, the Mazda BT-50 has a long history as a workhorse and has established for itself a solid reputation of dependability and reliability. In the last 60 years, it has evolved from a very capable cargo hauler into a stylish active lifestyle vehicle ready for business or leisure.
And now, third-generation Mazda BT-50 is here. Rebuilt from the ground up, the all-new Mazda BT-50 combines the simplicity and dynamism that Mazda is known for with the real-world practicality, durability, and versatility of a solid new platform.
The pickup sports the brand’s latest iteration of the Kodo Soul of Motion design language—LED headlights and rear combination lamps, three-dimensional signature wing, multi-slatted grille, sporty front bumper, flared fender panels, and 18-inch two-tone alloy wheels. These distinct styling cues make the new BT-50 both sophisticated and rugged.
All variants even come with a bedliner for added surface protection for the cargo bed, while the 4×4 variant comes with an additional roof rail.
Echoing Mazda’s premium direction, the new BT-50’s SUV-like cabin is made of high-quality materials. The molded front seats are covered in fine brown leather (for the 4×4) or cool high-quality black fabric (for the 4×2).
There’s also a large infotainment display that supports wireless Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Bluetooth, and USB. Other available features include a 4.2-inch multi-info display, dual-zone automatic climate control, an 8-speaker sound system, rear A/C vents, and a navigation system.
Powering the BT-50 is a 3.0-liter diesel engine with electronically controlled Variable-Geometry System (VGS) turbocharger rated at 187hp and 450Nm of torque. This is mated to either a 6-speed automatic or manual transmission.
Three variants of the all-new BT-50 are available:
- Mazda BT-50 3.0L 4×2 6MT – P1,390,000
- Mazda BT-50 3.0L 4×2 6AT – P1,430,000
- Mazda BT-50 3.0L 4×4 6AT – P1,790,000
The following colors are available: Concrete Gray, Gun Blue Metallic, Volcanic Red, Rock Gray, Icy White, Silver Ingot, and True Black.
All models come inclusive of a 5-year free service plan on top of the 3-year/100,000km warranty.