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Wednesday, November 17, 2021

Mazda Unveils All-New 2022 BT-50 With Standard 3.0-Liter Engine, 5 Years Free Service (w/ Specs)


In a segment dominated by toughness and ruggedness, the all-new 2022 Mazda BT-50 heads towards a different direction by offering elegance and premium style in a pickup truck.

Fusing its trademark Kodo design language, the all-new BT-50 adopts the corporate three-dimensional signature wing extending out to the deep sculpted headlamps. The headlamps themselves have a strong rear-view mirror presence thanks to standard LED lighting (with LED daytime running lights on the top-of-the-line 4x4). Standard fitment on the 4x2 models are silver-colored alloy wheels with highway-terrain (H/T) 255/65R17 tires, while the solitary 4x4 variant features a machine finished brilliant black 18-inch alloy wheels with all-terrain (A/T) 265/60R18 tires. All models receive a standard bedliner.



In terms of colorway, two specific shades were developed to highlight the BT-50’s muscular exterior: Gun Blue Metallic and Concrete Grey Mica (see accompanying photos). The former features lighter blue highlight areas that play off against the deep, dark blue of the shaded areas, while the latter is a solid, deep color with sparkling aluminum flakes for a more industrial presentation.

Inside, Mazda’s commitment to human-centric design is as prominent as ever, with comfortable and supportive seats made of low-rebound MDI polyurethane material (fabric in the 4x2 and brown leather in the 4x4) that wrap around the body positioned in a wide, horizontally-laid out cabin amplifying the sense of space. Soft-touch paneling, regardless of variant, extends from door-to-door.



The 2022 BT-50 also has features designed for ease-of-use such as a tilt/telescopic steering column, an 8-way power adjustable driver’s seat with seat warmer, dual-zone climate control with rear AC vents (manual for the 4x2), and a touchscreen-based infotainment system (7-inch in the 4x2 variants, and 9-inch in the 4x4) with wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The 4x4 also gets two additional speakers for a total of eight to the 4x2’s six-speaker system.

Developed in partnership with Isuzu, the all-new BT-50 features a standard 3.0-liter turbodiesel engine across the line-up. It packs 190 horsepower and 450 Nm of torque. Together with a 6-speed automatic and a reduced body weight thanks to the usage of ultra high-strength steel (starting weight of 1,925 kilograms), it results in significant improvements to both performance and fuel economy.



Capability and versatility for a variety of tasks are ensured with a 3,500-kilogram towing capacity and over 1,000-kilogram payload capacity. For water wading capability, the BT-50 retains its class-leading 800-mm figure.

The 4x4 variant also gets a shift-on-the-fly 4x4 system with a standard rear locking differential. This variant also brings cutting-edge safety with its standard advanced driver assist system. Using a pair of  stereoscopic cameras, it gives the BT-50 lane departure warning, autonomous emergency braking, forward collision warning, automatic high beam, and adaptive cruise control. This is on top of the 7 SRS airbags (dual airbags for the 4x2), ABS with EBD, parking sensors (front and rear for the 4x4), reverse camera, and electronic stability control. The 2022 BT-50 is rated 5-stars at the Australasian  New Car Assessment Program or ANCAP.



The 2022 Mazda BT-50 is available in three variants at the following prices: 
  • 3.0L 4x2 MT – P 1,390,000
  • 3.0L 4x2 AT – P 1,430,000
  • 3.0L 4x4 AT – P 1,790,000
The colors available are: Concrete Gray, Gun Blue Metallic, Volcanic Red, Rock Gray, Icy White, Silver Ingot, and True Black. All models come inclusive of a 5-year free service plan on top of the 3-year / 100,000-kilometer warranty. For the first 200 buyers of the 3.0L 4x2 AT and 3.0L 4x4 AT, Mazda Philippines is giving away a set of free accessories that include: a lockable roller-type bed cover with black finish, matte black fender flares, and a black front scuff plate with silver accent.



2022 Mazda BT-50 Specifications

2022 Mazda BT-50 Dimensions & Weights

  • Overall Length: 5,280 mm
  • Overall Width: 1,870 mm
  • Overall Height: 1,785 mm (4x2), 1,810 mm (4x4)
  • Wheelbase: 2,830 mm
  • Curb Weight: 1,925 kg (1,945 kg for 4x2 AT, 2035 kg for 4x4 AT)
  • Gross Vehicle Weight: 2,400 kg (4x2), 2,600 kg (4x4)
2022 Mazda BT-50 Engine & Transmission
  • 3.0-liter DOHC Diesel Inline 4-Cylinder, Intercooler, Turbocharged
  • Displacement: 2,999-cc
  • Maximum Output: 190 PS @ 3,600 rpm
  • Maximum Torque: 450 Nm @ 1,600 to 2,000 rpm
  • 6-speed MT or 6-speed AT
  • Cruise Control (Adaptive for 4x4)
  • Drivetrain: 4x2 (4x4 Shift-on-the-Fly w/ Rear Locking Differential for 4x4)
2022 Mazda BT-50 Exterior Features
  • Signature KODO Grille in Black Finish (Silver Finish for 4x4)
  • LED Headlights (LED with Auto On/Off for 4x4)
  • Body-Colored Power Mirrors w/ Power Fold (Chrome for 4x4)
  • Roof Rails: 4x4 only
  • Intermittent Wipers (Rain-sensing for 4x4)
  • Aluminum Step Board (w/ Silver Paint Finish for 4x4)
  • Silver 17-inch Alloy Wheels (Brilliant Black w/ Machine Finish 18-inch for 4x4)
  • Tires: 255/65R17 (265/60R18 for 4x4)
  • Bedliner w/ Under Rail
2022 Mazda BT-50 Interior Features
  • Black Fabric Seats (Brown Leather for 4x4)
  • 6-way Manual Adjust Driver’s Seat (8-way Power Adjust for 4x4)
  • 4-way Manual Adjust Front Passenger Seat
  • Urethane Steering Wheel (Leather for 4x4)
  • Steering Wheel Controls for Audio, Bluetooth, Cruise Control
  • 7-inch Infotainment (9-inch infotainment for 4x4)
  • Wireless Apple CarPlay, Android Auto
  • 6 Speakers (8 for 4x4)
  • Single-Zone Manual AC w/ Rear Vents (Dual-Zone Automatic for 4x4)
2022 Mazda BT-50 Safety & Security Features
  • Dual SRS Airbags (7 for 4x4)
  • Anti-lock Braking System
  • Electronic Stability Control w/ Traction Control
  • Immobilizer w/ Burglar Alarm
  • Reverse Parking Camera
  • Rear Parking Sensors (Front & Rear for 4x4)
  • Remote Keyless Entry (Smart Key w/ Push Start/Stop for 4x4)
  • Hill Descent Control
  • Hill Launch Assist
  • Remote Engine Start
  • Lane Departure Warning (4x4 only)
  • Autonomous Emergency Braking (4x4 only)
  • Blind-spot Monitoring w/ Rear Cross Traffic Alert (4x4 only)
  • Automatic High Beam Control (4x4 only)
  • Forward Collision Warning (4x4 only)

11 comments:

  1. Wow! Good pricing. 4x4 is cheaper than its DMax counterpart. It even has the locking rear differential which local Dmax doesn't have. Throw in the 5-yr free service and it seems that this is a better value proposition.

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  2. Much better specced and priced than D-Max. 4x2 is not as bare and spartan as the LS-A for not much more while 4x4 BT-50 is cheaper yet has everything the LS-E D-Max has + difflock. The BT-50 even gets the global Isuzu infotainment instead of the unreliable locally sourced AVT headunit in the D-Max (basically, the Mazda BT-50 is more Isuzu than the Isuzu D-Max here in PH LMAO) This is the Isuzu D-Max for smart buyers. But knowing Filipinos, I'm 100% sure Isuzu will still sell more than Mazda, which is honestly good for the BT-50 buyers. A bit more exclusivity yet with all the spare parts from its hot-selling twin.

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    1. Plus 5 years free PMS. But then again Pick up buyers are usually from provinces so they won't entertain this Mazda version of the D-Max.

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    2. 100% agree parang medyo overprice ng konti so dmax for less features sa 4x4 variants. Really dig the OE Headunit vs Dmax's local AVT problematic head units pero in the end maganda collaboration isuzu and mazda. Well done

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  3. Isuzu is having difficulty moving D-Max and MU-X units due to global chip shortage. Since this BT-50 is built in the same Thai factory, I predict the same might happen for the BT-50.

    Also heated seats... ventilated cooled seats would have been preferable, but this shows how not underequipped the BT-50 is compared to global models and its twin here in PH. Well done Mazda.

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    1. I asked that question during the press con...supplies will trickle in. They expect to be able to cover demand at least until December. Mazda is hoping that production will ramp up come 2022.

      As for heated seats...yeah, ventilated seats are a better option, but Isuzu never offered ventilated seats as an option for the D-MAX, I think.

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    2. Any info on why some manufacturers keep on offering heated seats in our country? Is it only because we are sourcing the models from countries that need it? (S. Korea or Aus).

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    3. ^
      cause its premium bruh. shhhh

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  4. as long as it has the innards of the dmax, its good. but premium??? lelz

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  5. I think this BT-50 is better than the high-end D-Max trims in terms of Features and Safety.

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  6. The BT-50 has better Design and looks more premium in/out than the Dmax And it priced wisely by its local distributor. A worthy contender in the hotly contested Truck war.

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