Text: Marcus De Guzman / Photos: Mazda USA | posted August 15, 2016 12:00
Mazda USA reveals refreshed Mazda6 with G-Vectoring Control
The US-spec Mazda6 has received its mid-cycle update and gets a plethora of tech and interior updates for 2017.
Beginning with the cabin revisions, Mazda claimed it now has better sound insulation thanks to the use of new door seals and thicker front glass to reduce wind noise. Grand Touring models fitted with the Premium Package on the other hand, can now be specified with Nappa leather seats with color-contrast piping.
Other extras included in the Premium Package are: black headlining, a heated steering wheel with Japanese chidori stitching, heated rear outboard seats, i-ELoop regenerative braking, and metallic finishes on the switches and interoor trim.
In terms of equipment, the 2017 Mazda 6 is also available with a full-color Active Driving Display and a 4.6-inch TFT instrument panel (for Grand Touring models). Available safety features for the refreshed US-spec Mazda 6 are: Traffic Sign Recognition, Lane-Keep Assist and Advanced Blind Spot Monitoring
The exterior design of the 2017 Mazda 6 remains the same but is now available with a new color option, Metallic Gray.
Aside from the improved interior, the automaker also stated that the 2017 Mazda6 will also deliver better handling and power delivery. This was made possible after the company fitted the refreshed the Mazda6 with the all-new G-Vectoring Control (GVC).
First applied on the 2017 Mazda 3, it is the first in a series of new SkyActiv-Vehicle Dynamics technologies. With it, Mazda claimed that all of its vehicles will soon exhibit smoother transitions between the G-forces enhancing the car's Jinba Ittai feel or a sense of connectedness between the car and its driver.
The 2017 Mazda6 will be on sale in the US this coming September.