Mazda is not a great player in the truck market. However, it is present, and BT-50 model ranks well in compact class. This company produces safe and durable vehicles. Reliability is one of the most important things when buyers choose a pickup truck. This is the main reason why we can’t wait to see 2018 Mazda BT-50 out once again.
This truck is coming late. Engineers and designers had a lot of work to do to improve everything on the last model. It will be still part of the second generation. However, since 2011 we are seeing only redesigns and revisits, and 2018 BT-50 could be the last truck before big changes. However, by the new model comes, we will enjoy the ride with pickup for next season.
2018 Mazda BT-50 Engines and Transmission
There are no changes in engines lineup for 2018 Mazda BT-50. The base model will use again a 3.2-l 5-cylinder powertrain. This is diesel mill which can make 200 hp and 320 lb-ft of torque. Mazda decides to go again with diesel as the main drivetrain. Nevertheless, there is a petrol unit for Mazda BT-50. It is the less potent 2.2-l 4-cylinder engine. Both powertrains are paired with 6-speed automatic transmission. Also, the manual gearbox will come as standard for the entry-level model. Estimations about fuel economy are not available yet, but no radical changes will happen to it.
2018 Mazda BT-50 Exterior and Appearance
As always, Mazda will create attractive mid-size truck. Changes on the body will bring new colors. Also, the grille is suffering a revisit, and we are pretty sure it changes in this area. Bumper and headlights remain the same.
Furthermore, 2018 Mazda BT-50 is going to be built with more aluminum and carbon fiber. This will put a truck on a diet, leading to better fuel economy. But, pickup is not going to be less durable. Also, performance numbers won’t suffer because of it.
The sophisticated and luxurious look of the interior is carried over to 2018 Mazda BT-50. Comparing to the current model, the new truck will refresh the dashboard. The larger screen and new clusters are now part of the control panel. Designers are revisiting seats and climate control. Infotainment system will get a boost, but it is not going to be spectacular as for Mazda’s sedans.
Safety and Accessories
Mazda is well-known for its safety features. All their vehicles receive good marks in testing. This is not by accident, but it is the result of hard work and a good plan. The i-Activsense will be a standard feature for 2018 Mazda BT-50. Pre-crash safety and alarms are part of this system. The manufacturer also supports and develops Intelligent Transport Systems. Other features that will be available on BT-50 are lane-keep assist system, blind spot monitoring, hill launch assist, adaptive LED headlight, and adaptive front-lighting system.
2018 Mazda BT-50 Trim Levels and Options
The 2018 Mazda BT-50 will offer plenty of options for its buyers. First of all, customers pick between 3 cab configurations. Single is entry-level, Freestyle Cab is mid-range, and Increase Cab is the largest one. Also, these configurations offer a different length of the bed. Finally, there will be plenty of additional features for both interior and exterior of the truck, as well as performance-boosters.