G-Vectoring Control

What is Mazda G-Vectoring Control?

Now, with a new and innovative technology called Mazda G-Vectoring Control Mazda is even more fun to drive. What is Mazda G-Vectoring Control? Mazda G-Vectoring Control is a new technology that has been recently developed by Mazda as a part of its SKYACTIV®-VEHICLE DYNAMICS and is designed to deliver a smoother and less fatiguing drive for every passenger.

The new SKYACTIV®-VEHICLE DYNAMICS with G-Vectoring Control technology focuses on the mechanics of vehicle dynamics to help make your new Mazda feel more like an extension of your body with better control, less fatigue and more precise steering. It will offer you more precise steering behind the wheel by optimizing load control. When you take a turn, the new G-Vectoring Control from Mazda will improve cornering by reducing engine torque and shifting the load to the front wheels of your new Mazda.

Mazda’s new SKYACTIV®-VEHICLE DYNAMICS with G-Vectoring Control is a new standard feature in all trim levels of the 2017 Mazda3, 2017 Mazda6, 2017 Mazda CX-3 and 2017 Mazda CX-5. The new and innovative system will soon be standard on every new Mazda

The SKYACTIV®-VEHICLE DYNAMICS with G-Vectoring Control system works by monitoring three different parameters that include the rate of steering wheel rotation, throttle position and vehicle speed to deliver an increased vertical load to the front tires. When cornering, the high-tech system works by adjusting power delivery and shifting the weight of your Mazda. The outstanding traction the new system provides to its driver inspires confidence behind the wheel and makes driving more fun. The best thing about the new G-Vectoring Control System is that it significantly improves handling on snow-covered and wet roads.

2017 Mazda CX-5 makes Canadian debut in Toronto

TORONTO, Feb. 16, 2017 /CNW/ – Mazda Canada introduced the new 2017 Mazda CX-5 crossover to the Canadian market today during a press conference at the Canadian International Auto Show. This second generation compact crossover features Mazda’s SKYACTIV Technology, an evolutionary KODO – Soul of Motion design theme, and will launch Mazda’s first passenger vehicle with a diesel engine in Canada in the fourth quarter of 2017. Starting price of the new CX-5 will be $24,900, and will include a long list of new standard features, including G-Vectoring Control, LED headlights and daytime running lights, 17-inch alloy wheels, rearview camera, noise-isolating windshield, 7-inch touchscreen with Mazda Connect and HMI Commander, Bluetooth, and more.

The first technology in the SKYACTIV-VEHICLE DYNAMICS series, G-Vectoring Control (GVC) further advances the unified feel that has always defined the dynamic performance of Mazda vehicles, and was recently awarded AJAC’s Best New Innovation Technology for 2017.

The powertrain lineup will be comprised of three engines and two transmissions, all providing powerful acceleration and excellent real-world fuel economy. At the entry level, the CX-5 will be powered by a 2.0-litre SKYACTIV-G four-cylinder engine, which produces 155 horsepower and 150 lb-ft of torque. This will be mated to the SKYACTIV-MT six-speed manual transmission. At launch, the rest of the lineup will be equipped with the 2.5-litre SKYACTIV-G four-cylinder engine, which includes a modest power increase to 187 hp, and 185 lb-ft of torque. This engine is exclusively paired with the SKYACTIV-Drive six-speed automatic transmission with manual-shift mode and Drive Selection switch. Later on in 2017, a third engine will join the CX-5 lineup, bringing diesel power to the Mazda showroom for the first time in a passenger vehicle. The SKYACTIV-D 2.2L turbo-diesel engine will bring a new driving dynamic to the CX-5 range with smooth, effortless acceleration as expected from a diesel engine, along with fuel economy rivaling hybrid vehicles.

“The CX-5 has proven itself to be capable of outperforming in a segment that is already growing at unprecedented levels,” said David Klan, Senior Director, Sales, Marketing & Regional Operations, Mazda Canada. “And now, we’ve taken everything consumers already love about the CX-5 and elevated it to a higher level, including elegant design, refined craftsmanship, active safety technology, and driving pleasure.”

Pricing for the mid-trim will start at $29,100 and has been revised lower, even as equipment levels are increased from the outgoing model. Notable new features include a power liftgate, front wiper de-icer, and heated steering wheel.

The top-tier trim also features a lower starting price for 2017 at $34,700, and includes new features such as LED fog lights and heated rear seats.

The new 2017 CX-5 will be available in Mazda dealers by the end of March.

SOURCE: Mazda Canada Inc.

Mazda to Offer Diesel Engine in All‑New Mazda CX‑5

Mazda to Offer Diesel Engine in All‑New Mazda CX‑5 for North America From Second Half of 2017

Mazda Motor Corporation announced at the Los Angeles Auto Show* that it will offer the SKYACTIV‑D 2.2 clean diesel engine in the all-new Mazda CX‑5for North America from the second half of 2017. It will be Mazda’s first diesel engine model in the North American market.

The SKYACTIV‑D 2.2 to be fitted in the all-new CX‑5 for North America provides a torque-rich driving experience and revs freely to high RPMs. It will meet the region’s strict emission standards and make the all-new CX‑5 one of the most fuel-efficient vehicles in its class. The engine also adopts Natural Sound Smoother and Natural Sound Frequency Control, proprietary technologies that reduce diesel knock sound for a quieter and more pleasing sound.

“We’re confident this engine offers a smart new option for North American drivers who want both performance and fuel economy,” said Akira Marumoto, Mazda’s Executive Vice President and Representative Director.

 

By providing driving pleasure and outstanding environmental performance to all customers, Mazda aims to enrich people’s lives and become a brand with which customers feel an emotional connection.

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Mazda wins AJAC’s Best New Innovation Technology with GVC


MONTREAL
, Jan. 19, 2017 /CNW/ – At a press conference held at the Montreal International Auto Show today, the Automobile Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC) handed the award for Best New Innovation Technology for 2017 to Mazda for its G-Vectoring Control. Mazda’s SKYACTIV-G 2.5T engine with Dynamic Pressure Turbo was also chosen as a finalist for the award.

Sandra Lemaitre, Mazda Canada’s Director of Public Relations, receiving the Automobile Journalists Association of Canada award for Best New Innovation Technology for 2017. Photo credit: Automobile Journalists Association of Canada (CNW Group/Mazda Canada Inc.)

Starting with the recently introduced 2017 Mazda6 and Mazda3, Mazda introduced a series of new-generation vehicle motion control technologies called SKYACTIV-VEHICLE DYNAMICS. This series of technologies enhance the driving experience by providing integrated control over the engine, transmission, body and chassis. The first technology of the SKYACTIV-VEHICLE DYNAMICS series is G-Vectoring Control, or GVC.

In a nutshell, GVC is a technology that uses the engine to enhance chassis performance. GVC adjusts engine torque in response to steering action, delivering unified control over longitudinal and latitudinal acceleration forces. Optimizing loading for maximum grip from each tire means the car moves more precisely as the driver intends, reducing the need for steering corrections, including many that the driver is not even aware of. On slippery road surfaces, steering response and handling stability are improved, giving drivers more confidence. Even when driving straight ahead, the car follows the driver’s intended path with far fewer steering corrections. Also, GVC makes the changes in acceleration forces acting on the people in the car smoother, which reduces head and torso sway. Of course, this means a more comfortable and enjoyable drive.

“Our Mazda engineers have an obsession with the perfection of driving dynamics for our vehicles, and they invested a lot of time and effort into developing this technology, which is possible only because of the advancements made by SKYACTIV Technology,” said Rob Murdoch, National Manager, Technical Services, Mazda Canada. “GVC is just another example of the passion for driving that runs through our veins, and we’re honoured to receive this award.”

The AJAC Best New Technology awards are voted on by a panel of 12 automotive journalists who are all experts in vehicle technology.

“What impressed us the most was just how marvelously clever the concept behind Mazda’s G-Vectoring Control really is, for a technology that can have such a positive impact on the driving dynamics of a vehicle,” said Marc Lachapelle, AJAC Technology Panel Judge. “Simple yet powerful engineering ideas like this are how a small independent carmaker like Mazda can stand out, and that’s what makes this a true winner.”

G-Vectoring Control is included as standard equipment in the 2017 Mazda3 and 2017 Mazda6, and will be integrated into the full Mazda lineup as updates are made in future models.