2011 Mazda Global Pickup

The all-new Mazda BT-50 was unveiled at the Australian International Motor Show in Sydney however, it will not be coming to America in the near future.

Mazda's latest pickup design includes a new exterior, with updated chassis and suspension, provided by Ford (Mazda's new truck is based on the global, non-US, Ford Ranger).

According to Auto Blog, "Although Mazda has yet to divulge what powertrains reside under the hood of the new BT-50, it's likely they'll mirror those of the new global Ranger."

"For years, pickup trucks looked virtually the same with a simple, conservative boxy-cab attached to a bed. With its latest pickup though, Mazda wanted to create something expressive people would find desirable and would be proud to own. Mazda certainly succeeded in creating something different from the atypical pickup truck as the BT-50 has a rather athletic look to it."

The grille, which takes after the larger Mazda crossovers, has diamond shaped headlights, carrying over to similarly shape mirrors. At the tip of the headlights, Mazda designers started a character line that runs along the cab, helping to give the truck that athletic look. Although the front of the truck features relatively rakish styling, the rear is a standard pickup truck affair.

Inside, Mazda designers created a stylish space as sporty as the exterior. Mazda designed the instrument panel to wrap around the driver, as in a sports car, but the passenger side is left open and airy. The center console features a raised information display, which Mazda says is a first in any compact pickup truck.

The Mazda BT-50 pickup is not going to be released in the United States as of now, but we have plenty of other Mazda vehicles to choose from at Twin City Mazda - 3076 Airport Highway, Alcoa, TN 37701.

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