June 7, 2011

Mazda's new take on the extended cab

Following on from the item on extended cabs below, Mazda says it will be showing the Freestyle Cab version of its next BT-50 at the Australian International Motor Show in Melbourne, July 1-10. It looks like Mazda's trying to turn the cab into a mini-double cab, adding several comfort and other features to make the space more habitable.  It'll have a generous 1408mm-wide opening; cushions have been lengthened by 50mm for better thigh support and a more stable accommodation of child seats; and seatback height has been increased by 128mm. Ford's Ranger will probably be similar. Pity about the Mazda's nose, though.

1 comment:

  1. That nose makes it look like a SsangYong. Yuck!