The Mazda BT50 is a Japanese midsize pick-up truck that made its debut back in 2006. This was the first generation that was based on the ford ranger. It was also powered by the ranger’s 2.5 and 3.0-litre inline-four diesel engines.

Also sharing the ford rangers underpinnings and power-train was the second generation. In 2020, the third generation of the Mazda BT was unveiled. Unlike the previous models, this generation was based on the third generation of the Isuzu d-max. This was a result of both Isuzu and Mazda having an agreement of Isuzu supplying Mazda with fully built pick up trucks. Here let’s discuss more on the new generation Mazda BT-50  variants, engine, specs and features of the 2022 Mazda BT-50.

2022 Mazda BT-50 Model variants and trim levels

The Mazda BT-50 is available in either single, extra-cab or dual-cab pick-up truck variants. Before, the three variants were offered in three model trims the XT, XTR and GR. However, for the 2022 Mazda BT-50, a new XS model trim has joined the lineup as the base model.

Engine, transmission and performance

Under the hood, the XT, XTR AND GR trim levels have  Isuzu sourced 3.0-litre four-cylinder turbo diesel engines. the 3.0 litre produces 140 kW and 450NM of torque. It is also paired with a six-speed manual or automatic transmission.

 The new Mazda BT-50 entry grade XS model trim is powered by a 1.9-litre four-cylinder turbo diesel engine that is exclusively mated with a 6-speed torque converter automatic transmission only. This engine produces 110 KW and 350 NM of torque.

2022 Mazda BT-50 Specs

Offered in both 4×2 single and dual cab chassis is the new 2022 Mazda BT-50 XS entry-level is also available in a 4×4 dual-cab pickup chassis

The XT trim level is offered in either 4×2 single cab, extra cab and dual cab chassis or a 4×4 single and dual cab pickup chassis.

 The mid-range XTR is available in both 4×2 and 4×4 dual cab pickup trucks offered with an automatic transmission only. However, a 4×4 dual cab is also available with either manual or automatic transmission.

The top-grade is the GT that is offered in only the 4×4 dual-cab pickup in either manual or automatic transmission

2022 Mazda BT-50 Features

For the 2022 Mazda BT-50, the XS and XT model trims share standard features such as a rear differential lock (4×4 only), LED headlights, power-adjustable side mirrors, a 7.0-inch touchscreen multimedia system with wireless/wired Apple Car-play and wired Android Auto support, digital radio, black cloth upholstery, and vinyl floor coverings. Notably, all cab-chassis types now have black bumpers rather than body-colour bumpers. however, the only difference is the 17-inch wheels available in steel and alloy respectively.

For the XTR, it comes with LED daytime running lights and fog-lights, 18-inch alloy wheels, power-folding side mirrors, side steps, key-less entry, push-button start, a 9.0-inch touchscreen multimedia system, satellite navigation, dual-zone climate control, a leather-trimmed steering wheel and gear selector, and an auto-dimming rear-view mirror.

The GT trim level adds remote engine start (automatic only), heated side mirrors, heated front seats, an eight-way power-adjustable driver’s seat, brown leather upholstery, and front parking sensors to the list of standard features.

Safety and driver assistance features

Advanced driver-assist systems include autonomous emergency braking, now-disabled lane-keep and steering assist (with emergency functionality), regular (manual) or adaptive (automatic) cruise control, speed limit recognition, high-beam assist driver attention alert, blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, a reversing camera, and rear parking sensors.

How much does a new BT-50 cost?

The price of a new 2022 Mazda BT-50 pick up truck starts from $38,490 to $68,990


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