The original G-Vectoring Control technology was first available in the SKYACTIV-Vehicle Dynamics series. GVC was the world’s first control system to vary engine torque in response to steering inputs in order to provide integrated control of lateral and longitudinal acceleration forces and optimize the vertical load on each wheel for smooth and efficient vehicle motion.
The latest version of this software, called G-Vectoring Control Plus, uses the brakes to add direct yaw moment control for further enhanced handling stability. As the driver steers out of a corner by returning the steering wheel to the center position, GVC Plus applies a light braking force to the outer wheels to provide a stabilizing moment that helps restore the vehicle to straight line running. The system realizes consistently smooth transitions between yaw, roll and pitch even under high cornering forces, improving the vehicle’s ability to accurately track sudden steering inputs and crisply exit corners. In addition to improving handling in emergency collision avoidance manoeuvres, GVC Plus offers a reassuring feeling of control when changing lanes on the highway and when driving on slippery road surfaces.
In terms of convenience, the 2019 Mazda6 now also has Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity as standard. This is accessible via the MAZDA CONNECT infotainment display for drivers to hook up their Apple or Android smart devices to the car’s system and access their favourite apps such as Spotify, Waze, Google Maps, etc.
The connection between human and car has long been at the core of Mazda’s way of building cars. This Jinba Ittai development philosophy allows for driving joy in all kinds of driving situations. Watch the video below for Mr Takao Kijima’s explanation of this connection.
The Mazda6 is available in Malaysia as a fully imported unit from Japan. There are three engine choices i.e. SKYACTIV-G 2.0L & 2.5L, and SKYACTIV-D 2.2L; and two body forms i.e. sedan and touring. All variants use the SKYACTIV-DRIVE 6-speed automatic transmission with manual shift mode.
The 2.5L petrol and 2.2L diesel variants get items like head-up display, shift paddles, 360° camera, BOSE sound system, walk-away automatic locking, and i-ACTIVSENSE advanced safety features. Body colour choices are: Soul Red Crystal, Machine Gray, Deep Crystal Blue, Sonic Silver, Titanium Flash, Jet Black and Snowflake White Pearl.
The prices for the updated Mazda6 are:
All new Mazda vehicles enjoy 5-Years Manufacturer Warranty + 5-Years Free Maintenance (except Mazda BT-50), according to manufacturer’s standards inclusive of labour, parts and lubricants. Both Manufacturer Warranty and Free Maintenance have a coverage period of five years and a mileage limit of 100,000 km, whichever comes first.