Mazda updates BT-50 with Series variant

Mazda updates BT-50 with Series variant image

Text: / Photos: | posted August 12, 2009 00:00

The playful pick-up just got even sportier

Since its launch in October 2008, the Mazda BT-50 has been creating waves in the market with its edgy looks, sporty handling and superb driving performance. To exhibit the Mazda BT-50 playful spirit, Mazda Philippines in collaboration with the Tuason Racing School (TRS) transformed two Mazda BT-50's into drift trucks earlier this year making them the only diesel powered drift trucks in the Philippines.

"The Mazda BT-50 Drift Truck is the perfect testament to the toughness and playfulness of our pick-up. Since drifting as a sport has been gaining a wide following among motoring enthusiasts, we felt that developing the country's first drift truck would certainly be a head-turner," said Prudz Castillo, Brand Manager, Mazda Philippines.

True to its Zoom-Zoom mantra, Mazda Philippines once again transforms its celebrated pick-up with the introduction of the new Mazda BT-50 Sport Series. Designed to excite motoring enthusiasts, Mazda gave the Mazda BT-50 Sport Series enhancements that would cement its reputation as a pick-up suited for those who lead an active and sporty lifestyle.

Not your ordinary pick-up

The new Mazda BT-50 Sport Series now comes with edgier looks and enhancements such as a bold over-rider that fits perfectly to its front bumper bearing with it Mazda's trademark five-point grille. It is also given a new fog lamp and rear lamp bezel designs to complement the chrome-plates that lend a classier and stylish appearance. Smoked window visors on each of the side windows were added to complement its rough finish. Bold decals on both sides of the Mazda BT-50 Sport Series accentuate its impressive exterior avatar thereby highlighting its sporty essence.

But the Mazda BT-50 Sport Series is not your ordinary pick-up. Its efficiency and its strength as a "playtruck" prove that there is more than just looks. As a pick-up truck intended for a wide variety of applications, the Mazda BT-50 Sport Series is designed to demonstrate excellent load characteristics. Mazda equipped the Mazda BT-50 Sport Series with a lockable hard tonneau cover, thereby maximizing the efficient load carrying capability of this "playtruck."

Leading-edge driving dynamics

The new Mazda BT-50 Sport Series promises to give you the same spirited driving performance Mazda BT-50 has been known for. Its 2.5-litre engine packs a 143 hp and 330 Nm of torque thus ensuring. Mazda BT-50's engine is B-5 capable meaning it can take in fuel that is a mixture of 5% biodiesel and 95% petroleum diesel making it efficient and "green".

The Mazda-branded MZR-CD engine is paired with a 5-speed manual transmission. The Mazda BT-50 has a 2WD transfer system that features smart, easy shift operation and exhibits superior performance making it ideal for everyday use or for more adventurous off-road applications.

The new Mazda BT-50 Sports Series is available in 4x2 drive configuration and in two colors: Cool White and Titanium Gray.