Mazda BT-50 Pro Review
The Japanese automaker Mazda has been very popular for catering the perfect blend of affordability with thrilling performance in its vehicles which helps in attracting large number of car enthusiasts in the auto market. Earlier known as Toyo Cork Kogyo, this company was basically initiated in the year 1920 and promoted with the name “Mazda” which refers to Zoroastrian god of good and light for its first three wheeled truck. From the year 1979 to 2010, the brand shared the partnership with Ford Motor Company and started producing prominent cars. In 2006, Mazda started manufacturing its compact/mid-size pickup truck BT-50 line up which came up as the larger and wider variant of predecessor B-series pickup.This amazing pick up truck is made available in four variants for Indonesian buyers. All-new variants of new Mazda BT-50 Pro are employed with class-leading technologies and mechanics giving exceptional performance to the occupants. Its variants are powered with two diesel engine options which comprises the same capacity but different technology such as 2.2 litre DOHC with Fixed-Geometry turbocharger and 2.2 litre engine with variable nozzle turbocharger with intercooler. The diesel powertrain with fixed-geometry turbocharger is capable of producing the maximum power output of 120 PS at 3700 rpm, along with peak torque of about 285 Nm at 1500 to 2700 rpm. Whereas, the other diesel engine with variable-nozzle turbochargers churns out 150 PS of maximum power at 3700 rpm, with 375 Nm of high torque in between 1500 to 2500 rpm. Further, these power houses are mated with 5-speed manual transmission and 6-speed manual transmission giving improvised performance. Its desired strength and stability is employed in it with its sleek and athletic stance. Its front fascia with the attractively styled grille and halogen headlamps along with round shaped fog lamps showcases a perfect blend of grace and sportiness. Whereas, the interior comfort is up to the desired level accompanied with plenty of comfort features including 4 way adjustable driver seat, multi-information display, advance infotainment system and comfortable seating arrangement. However the ample of safety mechanisms makes the all round security inside this real off-roader.
Mileage and Fuel economy
This newly developed vehicle powered with 2.5 litre engine employing variable-nozzle turbocharger takes the fuel consumption as 10.7 kmpl. The fuel tank capacity remains as 80 litres.
Available with two diesel engines that comprises same capacity such as 2.5 litre which are further appointed with Fixed-Geometry turbocharger and variable nozzle turbocharger giving exceptional power and performance. The diesel powertrain with fixed-geometry turbocharger is capable of producing the maximum power output of 120 PS at 3700 rpm, along with peak torque of about 285 Nm in between 1500 to 2700 rpm. Whereas, the other diesel engine with variable-nozzle turbochargers churns out 150 PS of maximum power at 3700 rpm, with 375 Nm of high torque in between 1500 to 2500 rpm.
Acceleration & Pickup
Variants equipped with 2.5 litre engine employing variable nozzle turbocharger takes 12.5 seconds to breach the speed mark of 100 kmph from stands still position, and its top speed stands at 158 kmph.
Aggressive, stylish and sporty all of these words defines the overall appeal of this Mazda car. This large Mazda’s pick up truck showcases its front fascia with the attractively styled grille and halogen headlamps along with round shaped fog lamps. Its lower bonnet and sloping bumper form large space for air intakes. The creases adorned on the bonnet highlights the grace of this vehicle. Coming to its side profile, this car has got door handles with black frame panel for door windows and dual colour chrome touch exterior mirrors mounted with turn indicators. The tail lamps and chrome finished rear step bumper matches with its tough persona along with black mud flaps. Also, this Mazda product has got shark fin antenna and stop lamps that serves as a safety system. Further, the front windshield is equipped with intermittent wiper offering clear vision of the road and auto dimming rear view mirror with automatic headlamps are also available. The taller, wider and longer stance gives the unparalleled level of loading capacity to the occupants.
Latest Mazda BT-50 Pro forms a bigger stance compared to predecessor, which makes the extra loading space inside. The well proportioned body structure offers better stability even if you are driving on uneven road surface. The overall dimension lies at 5227-5373 mm x 1850 mm x 1821-1856 mm with wheelbase of 3220 mm whereas the ground clearance is as high as 232 mm.
All-new BT-50 Pro offers the kind of interior styling and design which is quite rare in its segment. Available with Vinyl trimmed seats creates a classy and elegant ambience inside the cabin. The multi-functional steering wheel embedded with various controls enable you to control the appointed equipments. The increased dimensions enhances of the large loading capacity and ample of space inside for its occupants. Provided with ample legroom the new BT-50 Pro makes the ease of driving and ergonomically located steering wheel gives the better steering capabilities. Its 4 way adjustable driver seat and 2 way adjustable passenger seat with reclining feature make it more convenient for the occupants while heading towards long journeys. Moreover, it has multi-information display on the instrument cluster displaying all important information about the vehicle. Besides, it has got sunvisor with ticket holders, side out tray and floor console with bin making this a better featured vehicle.
Providing number of comfort features, the new BT-50 Pro with its advanced technologies provides the comfort of a sedan. Its dashboard is equipped with the automatic dual zone air conditioning system which regulates the cabin's temperature. The fabric seats are quite comfortable and also featured with MID (Multi-information display) display at the front of steering wheel. Ample of head room and elbow room is provided which let stretch your body in relaxation. Although this vehicle does not posses the advance infotainment system, but still the combination of standard technology makes it easy to use. Its dual cab version can give space for five individuals. The handy storage compartments all around includes a split level storage box at the center console and large volume glove box.
BT-50 Pro with its large and wide bucket allows to load more cargo and creates biggest space for loading bulky things. The free style cab gives the 1847 mm long cargo space area along with the width of 1139 mm.
Engine and Performance
All-new variants of new Mazda BT-50 are employed with class-leading technologies and mechanics giving exceptional performance to the occupants. Its variants are powered with two diesel engine options which comprises the same capacity but different technology such as 2.2 litre DOHC with Fixed-Geometry turbocharger and 2.2 litre engine with variable nozzle turbocharger with intercooler. The diesel powertrain with fixed-geometry turbocharger is capable of generating the maximum power output of 120 PS at 3700 rpm, along with peak torque of about 285 Nm in between 1500 to 2700 rpm. Whereas, the other diesel engine with variable-nozzle turbochargers churns out 150 PS of maximum power at 3700 rpm, with 375 Nm of high torque in between 1500 to 2500 rpm. Further, these power houses are mated with 5-speed manual transmission and 6-speed manual transmission giving improvised performance.
Stereo and Accessories
This sporty vehicle by Mazda is also blessed with decent entertainment features that make you enjoy each and every turn of your ride, while listening to your favourite tunes. This pick up truck is fitted with a premium audio system featuring AM/FM tuner, single CD player, automatic volume control and many more. Alongside, this audio unit is integrated with quality speakers giving concert-hall experience to the occupants. Besides, to connect your portable gadgets with vehicle’s audio system it has got AUX-in Jack, USB input port and Bluetooth voice command system which can be controlled through voice only.
The range of 16-17 inch tyres comes across all its variants. The robust appearance matches with the aluminium rims which are further appointed with bold tires. The 17 inch wheel comes with 265/65R17 tires while 16 inch wheels comes with 255/70R16 tire specification.
Braking and Handling
Along with powerful driving performance, this pick up truck by Mazda offers stability on any kind of terrains. The powerful braking system are desirable to maintain the good control over vehicle. The front ventilated disc brakes and rear drum brakes delivers good stoppage power for this vehicle. Further four wheel ABS with EBD technologies boosts its performance with dissipating the power to all wheel and preventing wheel from locking up in sudden braking situation.
Safety and Security
To provide the optimum safety to its occupants, this pick up truck comes fitted with various safety measures. Along with the advanced EBD and ABS technology this vehicle is capable of assuring stability in any kind of dangerous situation. Also, it has 3 point seat belt technology making driver safe a from sudden collision. The appointed door impact bars form a safety shield which safeguards the occupants from any side collision. The dynamic stability control mechanism offers stability while rear parking sensor system tries to prevent minor crashes in tight parking situation and assists in safe parking. Further the optimum security is offered with the front and driver side airbags and curtain airbags that absorbs the impact energy during an accident.
- Possesses true off-road capabilities
- Impressive styling
- Good fuel economy
- Confined legroom for rear passengers
- Monotonous exterior design