The 2017 Mazda 6 arrived in the U.K. this week and has so far wowed fans globally with its attractive finish, dynamic behavior and the much awaited G-Vectoring Control system. What's more, all of the vehicle's bells and whistles are available for the very reasonable price of around $30,000.
The new Mazda 6 is the first Mazda vehicle that has the GVC. According to Mazda, GVC improves the feel of steering and response by very small reductions in engine torque as a driver turns into a corner.
Interior and Exterior Changes
The unique image and design based on the prototype Mazda Takeri didn't change a lot, as the style worked well for previous Mazda 6 versions, but improvements on the front grille as well as a new color range such as Machine Grey makes the 2017 Mazda 6 an eye-catching vehicle.
What has improved greatly is that inside, added space in the vehicle's carrier results in greater comfort. Laminated glass in the front windows also help suppress wind noise and the new sound-absorbing material on the lower fairing, the rear console, ceiling panels and doors, makes the ride comfortable.
The 2017 Mazda 6 is also fully-equipped with a new safety technology system called i-ACTIVSENSE. It features traffic sign recognition (TSR), which can identify street signs such as pedestrian crossings, speed limits and more.
Engine Power Changes
At first glance, the engine of the 2017 Mazda 6, which offers two petrol units and two diesel engines seems to be unchanged, with the 2.0 l. SKYACTIV-G with 145 hp available in manual transmission and the 2.5 l. SKYACTIV-G with 192 hp available in automatic transmission. The 2.2 l. SKYACTIV-D, with two versions of 150 hp and 175 hp, are also available for manual or automatic transmissions. However, two key pieces of technology have been added, improving response and reducing engine noise to make the 2017 Mazda 6 more pleasant to drive.
The first one is called Transient Control, which is said to reduce turbo lag and improves throttle response. The second one, Natural Sound Smoother Technology (NSS), is designed to reduce diesel knock noise during starting and low-speed acceleration.