The Mazda Titan Dash is a commercial truck manufactured by Japanese automaker Mazda Motors since 2000. The Mazda Titan Dash is one of the most efficient middle-sized trucks with two types of engines, first one is 2.0-Liter inline-four gasoline with 74ps/15.5kgm. And the second is 2.5-Liter inline-four diesel with 65ps/16.9kgm. The name “Dash” means agility of the vehicle due to the maximum loading weight ranging from 1.25 TONs to 1.5 TONs. The transmission is 5-speed manual transmission (MT) with optional 4-speed automatic transmission (AT).
With the Mazda Titan Dash, you can select the type of trunk best suited to your needs, available in three variations including the standard all-wood installation, a wood, and steel combination option, or an all-steel trunk selection. While the double cab was created to enable six passengers. Space was by no means cramped, as the interior featured ample space for comfort, even on longer rides, and even comes with steps for easy entrance and exiting of the vehicle.
Generations of Mazda Titan dash Trucks
First Generation (2000- 2010)
The 1-ton payload Titan Dash is launched on October 25, 2000, replacing the Bongo Brawny truck. Titan Dash used the same cabin as the Mazda Titan truck, the Titan Dash boasted a spacious and comfortable interior. Moreover, the focus was placed on improving the ease of getting on and off the vehicle, as well as securing plenty of storage space, leading to enhanced usability. Three types of trunks were made available, depending on the user’s needs and preferences. One that was all wood, one with a combination of wood on the floor and steel sides, and one with all steel. The trunk type using all wood secured plenty of space, measuring in length, width, and height at 3,120mm, 1,620mm, and 380mm respectively. This trunk was installed as standard equipment on the two-wheel-drive (2WD) and four-wheel-drive (4WD) and as an optional setting for the 2WD double cab/long body.
Additionally, in terms of the trunk equipment, a load test with a storable stopper, steps, and other installments were made to heighten the functionality of the trunk. As for the outer panels on the sides. Flat plates were used to make it easier to use as a signboard.
However, the engine lineup consisted of the 2,000cc gasoline engine with 100 horsepower. So, the 2,500cc diesel engine with 88 horsepower, and the 2,000cc LPG engine with 80 horsepower.
The CNG engine was newly added to the Mazda Titan Dash truck lineup, boasting a displacement of 2,000cc and a power output of 79 hp. Moreover, the fuel tank capacity increased to 185L due to the tanks installed on both sides, achieving a driving distance of 280km with a single tank of fuel.
Improvements were made to the diesel engine to increase environmental performance. The Mazda Titan Dash is offered in two-wheel-drive (2WD) and four-wheel-drive (4WD) petrol and diesel options for both the standard and double cabin build. Also. it is with environmentally-friendly improvements implemented for the diesel engine models made from 2004. So, the lighter Titan Dash became the only truck to be built in-house by Mazda in June 2004. Further, a driver’s seat airbag is now standard equipment across the Mazda Titan Dash truck range on December 3, 2004.
The aim to improve environmental performance, several changes were made in August 2007. For the diesel engine vehicles, the Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF) capacity was enlarged. And the engine’s compression ratio was also changed. Furthermore, for the gasoline engine trucks, improvements were made on the catalyst, contributing to cleaner gas emissions; as such, all trucks adhered to the “New Long-Term Gas Emission Regulations (2005 Gas Emission Regulations).”
However, the Mazda Titan Dash is discontinued in August 2010.