It looks like the Isuzu D-Max's Mazda twin is on its way to the country

2021 may be coming to a close, but Mazda Philippines has something special in store just before we bid the year farewell.

The automaker recently released a teaser image of an upcoming vehicle. While Mazda did not exactly say what they'll be revealing, they did mention that it's “something you want”.

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Looking at Mazda's current lineup, the oldest model they currently have is the BT-50. With that, it is very likely the Mazda in the teaser is the next-generation pick-up truck. Assuming they plan to launch the all-new BT-50 very soon, what can we expect to get on the PH-spec model?

For starters, it will use the same engines that power the 2021 D-Max. That's because the latest BT-50 is now an Isuzu-Mazda collaboration. Expect it to come with either a 3.0-liter or 1.9-liter turbo-diesel engine. Transmission options could include a six-speed manual or a six-speed automatic, along with 4WD.

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When it comes to design, the new BT-50 will feature the brand's Kodo – Soul of Motion design language that consists of the signature front grille, LED headlights, new alloy wheels, and sleek pair of LED taillights. Size-wise, the all-new pick-up now measures 5280mm long, 1870mm wide, and 1790mm tall.

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Like the exterior, the interior of the BT-50 will feature a more upscale design. Both the steering wheel and seats can be specified with leather. Meanwhile, piano black accents will give the interior a classier look and feel. Available amenities for the all-new pick-up will include a touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay/Android Auto, dual-zone automatic climate control, an 8-speaker sound system, as well as satellite navigation.

With Mazda Philippines gearing up for an upcoming launch, we certainly hope that the all-new vehicle they will be revealing is indeed the BT-50. We wouldn't mind doing a comparo between it and its Isuzu twin once it debuts.