The Mazda Corporation has always been devoted to producing cars that combine performance and innovation at an affordable price. The BT-50 is the brands current compact/mid-size pickup truck. It can be seen as the successor to the brands popular B Series line. The BT-50 has been a popular model for Mazda and by using a Mazda BT-50 service manual, owners have been able to keep their vehicles in great shape.
The first generation BT-50 was introduced in 2006 at the Bangkok Motor Show. A total of five different body styles were offered everything from a 2 door cab to a 5 door cab. A front mounted engine was standard with the option of either rear-wheel drive or four-wheel drive. 2.5L and 3.0L were offered for a diesel engine.
The BT-50 was originally available in both a manual and automatic transmission, which was seen as a great option by Mazda enthusiast. During this time through their joint partnership with Ford, Mazda helped to produce the Ford Everest. This SUV used the same components as the BT-50 but was rebranded and sold under the Ford logo. Their partnership with Ford speaks to how popular the BT-50 was.
The second and current generation BT-50 began sales in 2011, after its introduction at the Australian International Motor Show. The new BT-50 was completely redesigned from exterior body panels to the interior instrument panel. Body styles offered include a 2 door single cab pickup, 2-door extended cab pickup, and a 4 door double cab. The drivetrain was kept the same offering both a rear wheel drive or four-wheel drive layouts. Two engines are currently available a 2.2L inline 4 cylinder diesel or 3.2L inline 5 cylinder diesel. The transmission options for the current model are both offered in 6-speed manual and automatic which is again, seen as a great option for car enthusiasts.
Throughout the course of production for the BT-50, Mazda car enthusiasts have been quite impressed with the diversity that Mazda has offered. Originally only aiming to make compact cards, the BT-50 was a game changer. While it still remains to be a more compact vehicle, it still allows Mazda owners to dive into the world of trucks.
While these vehicles are built to last, there are still problems that may occur. Truck usage tends to be more heavy duty but with the help of a BT-50 Mazda repair manual, proud owners can maintain their trucks so that they remain in good condition.