It looks like it won’t be long before Mazda launches its all-new pick-up truck in the Philippines. After making its world debut in Australia, Mazda has previewed the 2021 BT-50 in Thailand.

With that, Thailand is the first to receive it in ASEAN. This also marks the eventual arrival of the next-gen pick-up truck in other parts of the region. But what will we be getting exactly?

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Let’s start with the dimensions. According to our friends at, the pick-up truck will measure 5280mm long, 1870mm wide, 1790mm tall, along with a 3125mm wheelbase. That means the ASEAN-spec BT-50 will have the same dimensions as the one in Australia.

Design-wise, the Thai-spec BT-50 looks the same as the one revealed six months ago. It gets the same signature front grille and headlight design, stylish 18-inch alloy wheels, and a unique set of taillights. It will also be available with LED headlights, LED daytime running lights, 265/60/R18 tires, roof rails, and automatic windshield wipers.

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Inside, both the steering wheel and the seats can be specified with leather and complemented by piano black trim pieces. It also has a 4.2-inch multi-info display, automatic climate control with rear vents, 9-inch touchscreen infotainment with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, navigation system, and an 8-speaker sound system.

Under the hood, the ASEAN-spec BT-50 will come with two engine choices derived from the all-new Isuzu D-Max. First up is the 3.0-liter turbo-diesel that first debuted in The Land Down Under. Called the 4JJ3-TCX, it makes 190 PS along with 450 Nm of torque. The other engine is the 1.9-liter RZ4E turbo-diesel that puts out 150 PS and 350 Nm of torque. Transmission options available for the BT-50 include a six-speed manual and a six-speed automatic.

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In terms of safety equipment, the BT-50 will have anti-lock brakes, electronic brakeforce distribution, brake assist, stability and traction control, six airbags, parking sensors, reverse camera, blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, and electronic rear differential lock for the 4x4 models.

Mazda Thailand will officially launch the all-new BT-50 in January 2021. When will the Philippine market get it? We will still have to wait for word on that. Given that Isuzu Philippines Corp. has already announced that the all-new D-Max will be arriving next year, the BT-50 may closely follow suit.