Mazda B-Series 4dr SB Auto Transport Cost
In Japan, Mazda uses the Proceed name on its compact pickup trucks, and another line of larger trucks is available called the Mazda Titan. Other names used for this line include Mazda Bravo in Australia, the Mazda Bounty in New Zealand and the Mazda Drifter in South Africa. However, it should be kept in mind that the Mazda B-Series and Ford Ranger twins found inside North America are in fact unrelated to the ones sold elsewhere. Mazda engineered the previously listed models, whereas the North American models are developed by Ford. The B-Series was introduced to the United States with the 1972 B1600. It was joined in 1974 by the similar rotary-powered Rotary Pickup and the engine was enlarged to 1.8 L for the 1977's B1800. From the first B-Series pickup truck, Mazda has used the engine displacement to determine the name. Thus, the B1500 had a 1.5 L I4 engine, and the new B4000 has a 4.0 L V6. For 2002, the name was changed to simply Mazda Truck in the United States. Mazda's partnership with Ford has resulted in the sharing of this vehicle, and given that, the Mazda B-Series 4dr SB and Ford Ranger have been essentially the same since 1994. The 1980 B2000 used a 2.0 liter engine, replacing the B1800. Additionally, the B-2000 was also available in a long bed version, which was given the model name Sundowner which was a reference to nomadic Australian herders who would make camp wherever they were at sundown. The 2.2 L B2200 joined this truck later in 1982. The US B-Series four-door short bed continued through 1985, one year past the international version. North America saw an entirely new B-Series again in 1998, with a larger base engine. An available 5-speed automatic transmission was a novelty at the time. The 1999 B-Series added four doors, which was a first in the extended-cab pickup truck market. A refresh and updated 4.0 L V6 came in 2001, which reintroduced the vehicle to buyers.