2016 Mazda BT-50 Pro makes global debut in Thailand

2016 Mazda BT-50 Pro makes global debut in Thailand image

Text: Martin Aguilar / Photos: Komar Johari, Mazda Press | posted August 07, 2015 13:22

Meet the new Mazda BT-50 updated for 2016

Mazda Thailand has launched the 2016 BT-50 Pro that features a redesigned exterior.

According to the company, the 2016 BT-50 Pro is being produced at the AutoAlliance Thailand (AAT) plant in Rayong for Thai domestic and global export markets.

Mazda Thailand President Hidesuke Takesue said that the new BT-50 Pro is the "perfect pick-up" for this era.

"The new BT-50 Pro is the perfect pick-up for this era with its elegant design both inside and out resembling a luxury SUV," said Takesue.

2016 Mazda BT-50 PRO

In terms of the dimension, the 2016 BT-50 Pro measures 5365mm long, 1850mm wide and 1821mm tall. As compared to its predecessor, the vehicle is slightly taller by 6mm.

Up front, the 2016 BT-50 Pro gets significant Kodo-infused styling updates with redesigned headlights, restyled bumper and large fenders. Turning at the side, the vehicle is characterized by flowing lines.

Rear of the 2016 Mazda BT-50 PRO

The rear of Mazda's pickup gets a new aggressive-looking combination taillights and it is finished off with 17-inch lightweight alloy wheels.

Interior of the 2016 Mazda BT-50 PRO

Inside, the 2016 BT-50 Pro features a revamped seat design along with a multi-information display, round air-con vents and a three-spoke steering wheel. The cabin also has silver trims as seen on the door handles, armrests, shift knob and center console. Mazda says the 2016 BT-50 Pro comes with Bluetooth connectivity system.

The 2016 Mazda BT-50 PRO

The 2016 BT-50 Pro is available with three engine options: (1) 3.2-liter that delivers 203 PS and 470 Nm of torque; (2) 2.2-liter that generates 152 PS and 375 Nm; and (3) 2.5-liter that Produces 168 PS and 225 Nm. The engine is mated to either a six-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmission. The 2016 BT-50 Pro is available in 2WD as well as 4WD drivetrains.

Pricing for the 2015 BT-50 Pro in Thailand are as follows:

Standard Cab

Standard Cab 2.2 S THB 561,000

Freestyle Cab (FSC) Diesel

FSC 2.2 S                 THB 612,000

FSC 2.2 V                 THB 657,000

FSC 2.2 Hi-Racer       THB 688,000

FSC 2.2 Hi-Racer ABS THB 741,000

Double Cab (DBL) Diesel

DBL 2.2 S                                     THB 652,000

DBL 2.2 V ABS                               THB 784,000

DBL 2.2 Hi-Racer                            THB 780,000

DBL 2.2 Hi-Racer ABS                      THB 815,000

DBL 2.2 Hi-Racer ABS AT                  THB 858,000

DBL 2.2 Hi-Racer ABS AT Leather       THB 893,000

DBL 4x4 3.2 R ABS/DSC/Leather       THB 996,000

DBL 4x4 3.2 R ABS/DSC/Leather/AT   THB 1,023,000

2.5L Petrol

STD 2.5 S Standard          THB 561,000

FSC 2.5 S Freestyle Cab    THB 612,000

DBL 2.5 S Double Cab       THB 652,000