First spotted in Thailand, CarAdvice has received leaked patent images of the 2016 Mazda BT-50 facelift. It’s no question that the pick-up you see here is the final version of the truck that’s going to be sold soon.

These images show both the dual-cab and single-cab versions of the updated BT-50. As you can see, the changes have been kept to a minimum.

On the front-end, aside from a new split grille with more chrome and the deletion of those awkward-looking orange reflectors within the headlights, not much else has changed. The sidesteps and wheels, however, have been updated to give it more of a “lifestyle truck” look, while the rear has largely been retained. No interior images have surfaced yet, but you can expect the new BT-50 to come with Mazda’s latest MZD Connect infotainment system this time around.

So guys, do you think this new truck can go head-to-head against the latest Toyota Hilux, the facelifted Ford Ranger, the recently launched Mitsubishi Triton and the Nissan Navara NP300?

GALLERY: Pre-facelift Mazda BT-50