|Predecessor||Mazda B-Series (International)|
|Class||1-ton pickup truck|
|Body style(s)||2-door 1-ton pickup truck|
The BT-50 (model code J97M) is a 1-ton pickup truck from Mazda. It is a larger version of the predecessor B-Series/Ford Ranger pickup and is not sold in the North American market. The BT-50 was launched at the Bangkok Motor Show on March 22, 2006. It shares its Duratorq/MZR-CD 2.5 L and 3.0 L Diesel straight-4 engines with the Ranger. In late November 2006, the new 5-Speed automatic transmission with BorgWarner transfer case has been added, as well as side airbags.
The BT-50 gets minor redesign in middle of first quarter of 2008. Several optional equipments become standard from this on. Minor modified interior. 5 new exterior colors added. While dropped every 4x2 models with 3.0 liter diesel engine.
The BT-50 (Assembled in Colombia) is being sold with three options:
- A 2.2 L straight-4 4x2 only. Entry level model same as the old B2200.