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The recently concluded Manila International Auto Show shone the spotlight on lots of new and exciting models. This was especially true for Mazda Philippines, which launched three new cars en route to winning the show's 'Best Booth' award. But there was one more new vehicle at the Mazda booth that didn't get nearly as much attention. The Japanese carmaker had actually released the face-lifted version of the BT-50 pickup. 

The changes on all variants of the 2017 model are almost as subtle as its launch. On the outside, there's a redesigned front grille, and new head and tail lamps. Also new are the 17-inch alloy wheels. On the sides are new stepboards (now tubular) and on the back is a rear floating emblem that doubles as a back-up camera.

Inside, the minimal changes include an armrest in the back seats and a cubby hole in the center console for the rear passengers. The top-of-the-line 3.2-liter variant has a rear-view camera display in rear-view mirror as well as cruise control.

Prices for the new BT-50 start at P1.350 million for the 4x2 manual. The 4x2 automatic goes for P1.395 million while the 4x4 auto can be yours for P1.550 million Do you guys like Mazda's updated pickup? 





Photos were taken using a Sony RX100 Mark V

Jason Tulio
Online Staff Writer
Like most guys, Jason inherited his love for cars from watching his dad talk about and tinker with them while he was growing up. Since then, he has leveled up into the roles of motoring journalist/wannabe mechanic/concerned motorist.
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