2012 Mazda BT-50 pickup truck similar to Ford Ranger


Mazda has just introduced the all-new 2012 Mazda BT-50 pickup truck without any technical details. Does it look kind of similar to the Ford Ranger? Well, it is. The two truck models are a result of a venture between Ford and Mazda.

Mazda’s iteration of the 2012 Mazda BT-50 pickup truck managed to get its own unique exterior and interior styling. The new 2012 Mazda BT-50 pickup truck is much less hostile looking than initially suggested on the first drawings. The 2012 Mazda BT-50 pickup truck’s exterior design is a bit more outlandish than the Ford Ranger. Exactly the same can be stated about the interior, which features all the amenities of a passenger car.

No technical details were released yet, but we should expect the same motor range offering to that of the new Ford Ranger. The only thing we got out of Mazda is this statement:

“It offers all the functionality required for business use combined with passenger car-like comfort for family use; and for active customers in Australia and Europe, it is the perfect answer for all kinds of outdoor leisure activities. With modern and refined styling both inside and out, the 2012 Mazda BT-50 pickup truck will raise the bar in the utility segment and for the first time provide a realistic alternative to the family wagon and 4×4 SUV.”

Stay tuned as we will have more details on the 2012 Mazda BT-50 pickup truck coming up soon.

  • Marc

    I also would only get a small pickup, and I’m really sorry Ford is discontinuing the Ranger. I drive to work and need the best-in-class gas mileage of the Ranger. Also, my wife won’t drive a full-size and we need a truck to tow our small camper. It’s nice when she takes her turn driving.

    • DEAN

      I own a 2008 Mazda bt 50 4 door pickup. Living in Ecuador, this truck is a perfect blend for me. I can take the extended family on trips anywhere in the country. If I need to haul something the bed is still large enough to carry most loads I require. Although the new diesel model being introduced for 2012 is very powerful it won’t be sold here in Ecuador at present. A shame as we pay about a dollar a gallon for diesel here. The present 2.5 liter diesel is available here now, but reports say the new diesel motor will run circles around the competators, Toyota, Nissan, Chevrolet and the Chinese junk.

    • Vincent_Van

      Looks like Ford is planning to bring the Ranger back to the States in a different form. http://carguideblog.com/31917/ford-ranger-pickup-truck-may-come-back-to-the-states-in-a-different-form/

  • I’d buy one of these, given Ford has decided to cram it’s own head clear up it’s @$$, by not allowing AMERICANS to purchase their beloved AMERICAN, best selling small truck!

  • mike

    I hope mazda brings the Bt50 to the US.  I would buy one for sure.  I have a B2500 and a B2000 and I am very impressed with the Ford-Mazda trucks.  And I believe the is a growing market for the smaller pickups.  Where I live in missouri there are several small pickups on the roads driven by older people and young people.