TOKYO: Mazda has begun production of the refreshed Mazda BT-50 pickup truck at the company’s Auto Alliance manufacturing facility in Thailand and says the truck will introduced from the second half onwards – starting with Thailand and Australia.
The BT-50, introduced initially as an “active lifestyle vehicle” managed to garner much popularity for its driving performance, functional interior and cargo space – from facilitating leisure activities to transporting family.
Mazda says that the BT-50 maintains its previous practicality; only its design has been updated for a more sportier and powerful presence than before, incorporating a newly designed front fascia, rear combination lamps and aluminium wheels.
The interior has undergone some refinements for a higher quality feel and now includes a reverse camera for the first time.
However, the BT-50’s powertrain and body-type line-up remains unchanged from before.