2016 Mazda BT-50 (facelift) officially revealed - IAB Report

14/07/2015 - 19:04 | ,   | Shrawan Raja

Updated Ford Ranger based pickup has entered production.

Mazda has officially unveiled the 2016 Mazda BT-50 (facelift) pickup following several leaks over the last month.

2016 Mazda BT-50 press image official
The BT-50 has a payload rating of 1.5 tonnes and towing capacities up to 3.5 tonnes.

Changes are modest with the front-end donning headlights with a darker tint and a new twin slat grille revised with a chrome border. Though an image has not been released, the rear combination lamp is new with a twin-deck design, and so is the alloy wheel design.

Mazda has not spoken about the interior but says it is designed "to give a higher-quality feel". A rearview camera has been added to the equipment.

The 2016 Mazda BT-50 could feature the same 2.2-liter four-cylinder turbodiesel engine rated at 160 PS and 385 Nm, along with the new 3.2-liter five-cylinder diesel engine generating 200 PS and 470 Nm, borrowing its mechanical carriage from the updated Ford Ranger that has just gone on sale in Thailand.

Mazda BT-50 2016 taillamp spyshot
Changes at the rear are the new combination lights and rear-view camera [Image from CarsNewUpdate]
Having entered production at the Auto Alliance (Thailand) Co., Ltd. (AAT) plant in Thailand, the 2016 Mazda BT-50 will be sold from the second half of the year, starting with Australia and Thailand.

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