2013 Mazda BT 50 | Review, Price, Interior, Exterior, Engine. – The Mazda BT-50 is a one tonne pickup truck from Mazda. It is a larger version of the predecessor B-Series pickup and is not sold in the Japanese and North American market. Ford has also sold a version of the first generation BT-50 as the Ford Ranger. The second generation Ranger has been designed by Ford Australia, with a Mazda derivative to be sold as the BT-50.
Mazda has led with its chin with the new BT-50. In fact, it’s the lines of that chin that splits opinion. Where most contenders in the ‘work truck’ segment have all the sculptural qualities of a beer carton, the BT-50 has had its sheet metal massaged and squeezed for an individual Mazda family look. Certainly, the Ford Australia developed Ranger, on which the BT-50 is based, is a bit of a box. So is the Amarok. But has Mazda come up with a face only a mother could love and does it matter?…
It doesn’t bother me: it’s no picture plate but it’s different. You can make up your own mind, but don’t judge it too quickly (it grows on you). So we’ve dealt with the styling, let’s move on. The BT-50, like the Ranger, is little short of brilliant off road. It’s as robust as a vault, will effortlessly clamber up and down almost anything, and has the pulling power of a train.
The current BT-50 is Mazda’s only offering in the utility segment. It is an established one tonne utility that has won numerous awards and gained a strong following all over the world. In developing the new model, Mazda intended to expand its appeal to customers who lead active lifestyles and have needs that cannot be met by conventional utilities. It offers all the functionality required for business use combined with passenger car like comfort for family use, and for active customers in Australia and Europe, it is the perfect answer for all kinds of outdoor leisure activities. In this way, the new BT-50 has been developed to fulfill the varied requirements of customers in every market.
2013 Mazda BT 50 Price :
Mazda BT 50 Price. – Pricing for the new Mazda BT 50 has been set at $32,590 to $52,710 based on current exchange rates. If there are changes on the Mazda BT 50 we will notify you as soon as possible, so keep follow our blog.
2013 Mazda BT 50 Interior :
Mazda BT 50 Interior. – Forget you’re in a work ute: the interior trims and finish of the BT-50 XTR is at least a match for most in the passenger segment. From the soft feel dash, to the brushed metal garnishes, the quality feel to the switchgear, leather wrapped multi function wheel, and smart door trims, this is a high quality and very well designed interior.
We wanted to give the interior of the all new Mazda BT-50 a more sporty and personal feel to complement the dynamic exterior image, and create a comfortable space to rival Mazda’s current passenger car standard. The cockpit is designed to wrap around the driver and provide an environment that supports enthusiastic driving. It raises anticipation for a sporty and responsive driving experience that goes beyond any conventional utility.
>. The flowing design smoothly connects the center of the instrument panel to the raised center console, which has never before been seen in a pickup truck.
>. The dashboard has an asymmetric design to create optimal space on each side, it reassuringly wraps around the driver and provides an open space for the passenger.
>. Four bold metallic panel strips on the door trim and sides of the center console express dynamism and seem to be supporting the interior space.
>. A metallic outline highlights the two cylindrical meters and connects them via a center strip to improve readability and enhance the sporty, driver oriented impression of the instrument panel.
>. The audio control panel and the climate control switch panel, which has independent driver and passenger side temperature controls, form a beautifully designed human interface.
2013 Mazda BT 50 Exterior :
Mazda BT 50 Exterior. – Without detracting from the strength or the level of functionality, we wanted to give the exterior of the all new Mazda BT-50 an athletic design, overflowing with movement, that would make people immediately want to get in and drive. The crisp lines will have owners looking on with pride. The finished car has a beauty and individuality that can be recognized at a glance from any angle, even up to 100 meters away :
>. Dynamic wedge-shaped proportions evoke an image of a large carnivore about to pounce on its unsuspecting prey. This is unlike any other utility.
>. Casting off the conventional boxy image of a utility, sporty and dynamic lines are in tune with the rest of Mazda’s passenger vehicle lineup.
>. Further evolving Mazda’s traditional prominent fenders, muscular lines flow from the fenders along the body sides.
A Front Fascia with a Bold, Overwhelming Presence and an Individual Rear End :
>. Mazda’s family face, the five-point grille, is further evolved for a more imposing expression with the headlights and a chrome crossbar forming a large pentagon.
>. The headlights have a bold boomerang shape, elaborate details and a functional beauty.
>. A first in the segment the taillights are stretched horizontally, reaching around the corners and across the tailgate, for a sporty and refined rear view that is similar to a premium SUV.
2013 Mazda BT 50 Engine :
Mazda BT 50 Engine. - You won’t pick this engine for a five-cylinder unit. It behaves more like a large six given how rapidly it responds to throttle input and the sheer ‘grunt’ on tap for mid range acceleration. Overtaking on long straight country roads has never been easier.
While we didn’t focus on the BT-50’s fuel consumption due to there being both an off road and on road driving component as well as various driver change stops on the route, Mazda lists the combined consumption for the Dual Cab 4×4 with the 3.2 litre diesel as 9.2L/100km combined with an 80 litre tank.
CarAdvice will run a more detailed review of the BT-50 with real life fuel consumption testing over an entire week at a later stage, but in the meantime we are comfortable with the published numbers after putting around 300km on the clock and registering a combined figure of 10.6L/100km.
The BT-50’s shared five cylinder 3.2 litre MX-CD turbodiesel engine is a beauty. It’s got 147kW and 470Nm of torque available under the toe and effortless low end tractability (with 100 percent of peak torque on tap between 1750rpm and 2500rpm). Paddocks have been ploughed with less. On road, in the six speed manual, hills flatten beneath it, and swift, safe overtaking is a breeze. The throw of the gear shift is chunky although a little wooly through the gate, but it’s easy to use and the clutch is nicely weighted. Source: en.wikipedia.org, netcarshow.com, neocarsuv.com.