Since the rumors about new generation rases, the more details are closely connected with the new arrival. The info about new 2020 Mazda BT-50 will receive many new updates which will represent a totally new appearance. After the bigger facelift back in 2016, the current model is ready for new refreshment. This pickup truck will be able to compete with major opponent brands like Ford Ranger or Toyota Hilux. The Australian market is one of the most suitable for these brands, especially with this segment.
Mazda will definitely tend to do some major constructions in the future, and regarding this model, we could expect some changes. New generations of BT-50 will keep the platform and change the appearance. All of the exteriors features a front fascia, side skirts and tail will have a new redesign. The interior will have cosmetic changes with new materials and design. The powertrain is still a secret, but we believe that stays the same. There is no secret that Japanese carmaker agreed on a partnership with Isuzu. This will make a new arrival which will be mainly launched in the USA, and that pickup truck is hard to miss.
2020 Mazda BT-50 Interior and Exterior Design
The new model of 2020 Mazda BT-50 will be available as pickup or as chassis cab truck. The chassis cab truck has nice options such as XT trim in Single and Freestyle Cab. The truck is available as a double cab only. However, the Chassis Cab models us offering more possibilities and upgraded configuration. The other choices are including 4×2 or 4×4 drives. The base trim levels of the new BT-50 will be an XT 4×2 system, with standard 16-inch wheels. The tech package will also include Bluetooth, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
The infotainment system will include better options for seven-inch display and a six-speaker audio system. Upper trim for new 2020 Mazda BT-50 XTR will offer wheels up to 17-inches, and navigation. The dual-zone climatization is upgraded, and the steering wheel controls an 8-inch touchscreen display. All of these options will be available with 4×4 configuration. The Mazda BT-GT won’t be using the 4×2 drive, and with more money, more features are available.
Powertrain Options and Tow Rating
The new arrival od 2020 Mazda BT-50 will keep the current units which will be in use for the next generation. the current engine specs had shown durability and stable performing skills. So there is no wonder how the 2.2-liter diesel engine can provide smooth performance giving a 170hp and 270 lb-ft of torque. This energy is enough to provide a strong towing capacity of 4000 pounds. However, the upgraded edition will tend to provide the 3.2liter engine with the capability of towing up to 7,700 pounds.
This model can be easily paired with the massive towing truck in the US market – The Chevy Colorado diesel. The unit of inline-five will give an output of 200 HP and 350 pound-feet of torque of twisting power. The future customer can make a choice among manual and automatic transmission. Both of them will be also followed by six gears and transmitting power to rear wheels. New BT-50 will have an AWD available.
2020 Mazda BT-50 Price and Production
The Japanese giant Mazda is trying to conquer the foreign market especially the USA area. The diversity with every new edition in the truck segment is growing and there are many new customers who are willing to test it. The company has declared the plan to launch the new 2020 Mazda BT-50 at the USA market first, but there will be some difficulties. The most obstacles are regarded as a diesel engine, which had a bad reputation after VW’s emission scandals. No matter how good engines are, and how many advantages are bringing, the chances for diesel engines are not so great.
The current line-up of engines is not meeting EPA requirements. With this plan, the petrol engine will probably be the solution for this company move. So, we could expect something about this in the future, but first, the engine must be adjusted to protocols. The estimated price should be around $30.000 but nothing is confirmed yet. According to rumors, this model will maybe have even upper starting price.
The Mazda company is not the only one with this kind of problems. However, the Isuzu company has one of the most popular pickup trucks in Pacific – Isuzu D-Max. This truck is highly popular in Asia and some parts of South America. However, the efficiency and emission requirements are blocking arrival to the US. The company has to deal with the same problems so they made a pack which is promising steady sort of revenue for both companies.
They try to invent the unique model which could meet these statement and requirements and appears in the US. It is uncertain whether should be the new edition of BT-50 or Isuzu D-MAX, but still the game is on and the rivals are not prepared for the outcome.