Bermaz Motor introduces G-Vectoring Control model rangePOSTED BY Jason Tan ON 28 April 2017
Further revolutionising driving technologies following the SkyActiv and SkyActiv-D engine ranges, Mazda has introduced G-Vectoring Control (GVC). The system, which is part of Mazda’s SkyActiv-Vehicle Dynamics, is now available for the Mazda3, Mazda6 and Mazda CX-3 that are officially brought in by Bermaz Motor.
About the G-Vectoring Control
As driving pleasure has been one of Mazda’s core values in developing their cars, the company introduced GVC to elevate driving comfort, vehicle control and reduce driver fatigue. This is achieved by finely-managing engine torque based on steering and acceleration input, resulting to improved handling for the driver and ride quality for the passengers.
When cornering, the GVC works seamlessly by adjusting power delivery and shifting vehicle weight accordingly to reduce lateral G-force fluctuation and the required steering input. Even in a straight line, the system makes multiple adjustments that were previously made by the driver, eliminating unnecessary input. These adjustments are part of Mazda’s design philosophy to make the cars perform as if it were an extension of the driver’s body.
The GVC integrates the car’s key components such as engine, chassis, transmission and body to enhance what Mazda describes as the ‘Jinba-Ittai’ driving feel of its models.
The 2017 Mazda3 may have received minor tweaks on its exterior, but these changes effectively display the car’s KODO: Soul of Motion design. Changes include a bolder grille, new LED headlights and new tail lights. Inside, the Mazda3 gets a new instrument cluster graphic design and an electronic parking brake that replaces the previous mechanical unit. The car will also feature a new steering wheel taken from the CX-9.
The car will still be powered by the 2.0-litreSkyActiv-G petrol engine that produces 162hp at 6,000rpm and 210Nm of torque at 4,000rpm. The engine channels its power to the front wheels via a six-speed SkyActiv-Drive automatic transmission.
There is a revision to the prices as well, as listed below:
- 0 SkyActive-G GL Sedan: RM112,598
- 0 SkyActive-G High Spec Sedan: RM129,012
- 0 SkyActiv-G High Spec Hatchback: RM132,094
The 2017 Mazda6 – both SkyActiv-G and SkyActiv-D – also comes standard with GVC. With subtle tweaks externally and internally, the upgrades include enlarged exterior side turn signals, new steering wheel design, head-up display unit and Multi Info Display (MID).
The Mazda6 GVC is available in both Sedan and Touring variants with seven colours to choose from; Soul Red Metallic, Sonic Silver, Deep Crystal Blue, Snowflake White Pearl, Meteor Grey, Machine Grey and Jet Black.
Prices for the 2017 Mazda6 are as follows:
- 0 SkyActiv-G Sedan: RM170,407
- 5 SkyActiv-G Sedan: RM206,896
- 5 SkyActiv-G Touring: RM211,006
- 2 SkyActiv-D Sedan: RM215,264
As for the CX-3, the 2017 modelis fitted with a range of improvements. Along with the existing colours which are, Soul Red Metallic, Ceramic Metallic, Deep Crystal Blue, Snowflake White Pearl Mica and Jet Black, the vehicle can also be obtained in two new colours – Eternal Blue Mica and Machine Grey Metallic.
The compact SUV is priced at RM138,373 on-the-road with insurance.