Mazda Australia has previewed the silhouette of the next-generation BT-50 ute via a Twitter post, ahead the full reveal scheduled for the 17th of June.
With a caption that “Something huge is coming”, Mazda Australia has only given us one obscure image with the new ute lurking in the shadows. What is clear however, are the new BT-50’s similarities with its twin, the Isuzu D-Max.
Given the similarities between the two vehicles, it is likely that the Mazda will share the Isuzu’s engine lineup of a 3.0-litre four-cylinder turbo-diesel which packs 140kW at 3600rpm and 450Nm from 1600rpm to 2600rpm. 6 speed manual and 6 speed automatic transmissions are going to be offered as well as the option of 4WD. Watch this space for more information as it heads our way.
Mazda’s newest ute will go straight into competition with the all new Ford Ranger and Volkswagen Amarok which are both set to be revealed to the world in the next year or so, with both utes both sharing common underpinnings.