The 2013 Mazda was debuted at the 2012 Australian International Motor Show. It is a larger version of the predecessor B-Series pickup, which is not sold in the Japanese and North American market. Ford has also made a similar version of the first generation BT-50, and sold as the Ford Ranger in the North American market, but currently discontinued for the 2013 model.
The second generation 2013 Ranger has been designed by Ford Australia and the European market, and it is no longer available in the United States. But for Mazda’s part, it is sold as the BT-50 pickup truck. The new 2013 Mazda BT-50 pickup truck is equipped with a 3.2-liter five cylinder turbo-diesel engine that is rated at 197 horsepower and 350 pound-feet of torque. While the gasoline version gets a four-cylinder engine producing 148 horsepower and 277 lb-ft of torque. These engine variants are mated to either a six-speed manual or automatic transmissions. With more power, the new pickup truck accommodates a larger cargo bed at about 51.3 cubic feet, which is about 9.4 cubic feet more than the outgoing model.
The 2013 Mazda BT-50 pickup truck comes with both single- and extended-cab variants, while the extended cap is called the Freestyle. It has rear-hinged doors that create easy access to the cabin, with cushions that have been lengthened by 50 mm and the seatback height has been increased by 128 mm. Although the 2013 Mazda BT-50 pickup truck is a utility truck, Mazda has designed to be enjoyable in both work and play. The cockpit is designed to wrap around the driver and provide a sporty and responsive driving experience for enthusiastic driving. The dashboard has an asymmetric design to create optimal space on each side, it wraps around the driver while provides an open space for the passenger.
The new 2013 Mazda BT-50 pickup truck is currently available at dealerships in both Australia and Europe, with pricing varies throughout both regions.