Truck could be a replacement for the Mazda BT-50 and Isuzu D-Max.

Mazda and Isuzu have relied on Ford and General Motors for pickup partnerships so it comes as a bit of a surprise that the Japanese automakers have teamed up to create an all-new pickup.

A "basic agreement" has already been reached and it calls for to Isuzu to develop and build an all-new pickup.  Isuzu will also be tasked with building a version on Mazda's behalf.

Little is known about the pickup truck but the model will be sold worldwide expect in North America.  This could suggest the companies are developing replacements for the Mazda BT-50 and Isuzu D-Max but nothing is official as of yet.

In a statement, the companies praised the collaboration agreement by saying it will allow Isuzu to "enhance its product competiveness" while Mazda will be able to "strengthen its product line-up and maintain own-brand market coverage."

This isn't the first time that Mazda and Isuzu have worked together as the companies have had a collaborative relationship for more than a decade. That particular partnership sees Isuzu producing Mazda-branded trucks for the Japanese market.

Source: Mazda

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