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Mazda BT-50 for Southeast Asia Introducing, Ready to fight Ford Ranger – 2022

Thailand is the first market in Southeast Asia that is ready to sell the new Mazda BT-50 2021 pickup in the near future. This model promises to be more popular in the mid-size pickup segment.

As usual, the new Mazda BT-50 2021 will be produced in Thailand and exported to many regional markets. In Thailand, the Mazda BT-50 2021 has two engine options similar to the new-generation Isuzu D-Max 2021 including a turbocharged 1.9-liter 4cyl for 147 hp at 3,600 rpm and torque. 350 Nm at 1,800 – 2,600 rpm.

In addition to the more powerful 3.0-liter 4cyl engine that produces 188 hp at 3,600 rpm, and a maximum torque of 450 Nm at 1,600-2,600 rpm. The power of the Mazda BT-50 2021 pickup is transmitted to the rear or four wheels, via a 6-speed automatic transmission or a 6-speed floor.

The test drivers of the Headlightmag site have tested the acceleration of the 3.0-liter Mazda BT-50 diesel engine in the condition of 3 people, weighing approximately 270 kg, outdoor temperature 32 degrees C, then Mazda BT The twin-cab 3.0 6AT 4×4 versions have a 0-100 km / h acceleration time in 10.78 seconds, and from 80 to 120 km / h in 8.55 seconds. A not too bad figure with a maximum torque of 450Nm from the 3.0L oil engine shared with Isuzu D-Max.

In the current mid-size pickup segment, the Mazda BT-50 and Isuzu D-Max are the two largest 3.0L oil engines in the segment, surpassing the Toyota Hilux (2.8L single turbo) or Ford. Ranger (2.0L biturbo and 2.2L single turbo). In addition to its powerful acceleration, the new Mazda BT-50 can drive through 800 mm of submerged waters. Suspension is improved, in which the front suspension is independent, double wishbone (Double-Wishbone) and the rear suspension uses tweezers (leaf springs). In addition, a front stabilizer frame has been added to increase the vehicle’s balance.

The suspension system of the new generation Mazda BT-50 provides greater control over stability while providing more comfort. The 2-bridge version of the Mazda BT-50 2021 uses the transmission shaft (sand post) made of aluminum alloy so it is lighter. This helps to increase the efficiency of the transmission and transmission.

To reduce product development costs, the new generation Mazda BT-50 also shares the same interior with the Isuzu D-Max, but retains the difference. The new BT-50 interior has only the same gear lever as the D-Max. Allows flexible switching between two drive modes 4H / 4L and faster operation in 4WD mode. In addition, the 2-bridge version of the Mazda BT-50 2021 is also equipped with an Electronic Rear differential lock.

Equipped with a 3-spoke steering wheel designed to be stronger than the steering wheel of the “CX” crossover models. Right in the middle of the dashboard is a large touch screen integrated with Apple Car Play connection, the air-conditioned door slots are somewhat reminiscent of Kia Sedona’s interior.

4-way adjustable steering wheel, smart remote key, engine with remote key-start function, automatic light-on function in cabin

The infotainment system, including 7-inch or 9-inch WXGA display (depending on version) with high definition, supports smartphone connectivity. Connect Apple CarPlay and Android Auto …

The Mazda BT-50 2021 in Thailand also comes with many features such as: Vehicle warning system in blind spot when the vehicle changes lanes (ABSM). Hill-hill engine and brake control system (HDC), Hill Start Assist (HLA), 6 airbags, 4 parking sensors in the front and rear bumper.

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