The Mazda Scrum is a micro van which shares the same design and underpinnings with the Suzuki Every. The vehicle is offered in both commercial and passenger versions and comes with a spacious interior combined with compact exterior dimensions.
The micro vans market is still looked with suspicious eye by the European buyers, but in the Asian countries, these small and practical vehicles are much appreciated as they offer a good mix between utility and efficiency.
The Mazda Scrum has a long history behind it and the latest upgrades were made in 2007 when the vehicle received a modern exterior design combined with a new interior and a set of technical tweaks.
The new Scrum van continues to be powered by the old 660 cc DOHC engine and it’s offered with both 2WD and 4WD configurations.
The Mazda B Series (also known as the Bravo) was a versatile workhorse sold between 1998 – 2006. The vehicle was available in both 2WD and 4WD drive versions with single cab, cab plus and dual cab body configurations.
The B Series was designed to offer a good mix between a recreational and utility vehicle and came with a pretty comfortable cab and adequate ride and handling abilities.
Engine options included a 2.6 liter fuel injected petrol and a 2.5 liter turbo diesel which offered the biggest power and torque in its class. The Mazda Bravo was developed together with the Ford Courier and shares the same power train, design and technologies with its sibling.
Mazda revealed the new generation of its iconic BT 50 model at the 2010 Australian International Motor Show in Sydney.
Compared to previous generation the new model received a radical makeover together with a bunch of technical upgrades to keep it in trend with today’s requirements.
The new model is available in single, extended and double cabs and features a pretty SUV like design with tasty fluid lines which give it a futuristic appearance.
The new Mazda BT 50 is offered with a choice of 2.2 and 3.2 DOHC diesel engines which develop between 147 and 200 hp.