Mazda Is Gunning For The Luxury Segment With Amazing New Tech Toys

Luxury

Not even the Mercedes S-Class has features like these.

If you’ve ever read the laundry list of features on an established luxury car like the Mercedes S-Class, you begin to see what separates it from the normal crop of people haulers. It isn’t just the stylish design, expensive-feeling surfaces, or even the fancy features, it’s the culmination of the lot that changes how a driver, passenger, and pedestrian feels about the car. Now, as Mazda begins its push upwards into the luxury segment, it’s beginning to experiment with new technologies and features aimed at making a driver feel more relaxed.

The Mazda6 will be the first to get the coolest of these features, called G Vectoring Control, before it trickles down to the rest of the lineup. As much as G Vectoring Control sounds like a performance feature, it actually falls into the comfort and convenience category by aiding in the reduction of driver fatigue. To conserve the captain's energy, it triggers slight deceleration the instant that the driver turns the wheel by retarding ignition timing. This hardly noticeable deceleration places a higher load on the front tires, increasing the grip of the turning wheels. This is similar to what race car drivers do before a corner, only here it's a computer doing the work. The result is a smoother cornering feel and less need for minor steering corrections.

You Might Also Like
40 Years Of Toyota Supra – Part 3: The Revival Of Supra
40 Years Of Toyota Supra – Part 3: The Revival Of Supra
6 Cars Mitsubishi Should Build To Become Cool Again
6 Cars Mitsubishi Should Build To Become Cool Again

Steering conditions may seem like a minor inconvenience to most drivers, but Mazda claims that its GVC system will reduce driver fatigue in the long run over long distances by lessening the amount of work that needs to be done. Improved door seals and window insulation lessen noise inside the car, exacerbating the feeling of relaxation inside the cabin. As excessive as it sounds, the addition of the feature will only go further to increase the appeal of the Mazda6 over the competition even though Car and Driver already considers it the best family sedan in its class. By giving the Mazda6 a base price of $21,945, the Japanese automaker is trying to do what it can to edge out Toyota and Nissan with nice touches like the GVC system.

Fake Lamborghini Murcielago SV Reverse-Engineered By Iran

The Chinese couldn’t have done it better.

Hennessey Trackhawk Is World's Quickest SUV

That's what a thousand horsepower will do for ya.

5 Things You Need To Know About The 2019 BMW X5

After driving the car for the first time, here are our key takeaways.

Watch The BMW M2 Competition Lap The Ring In 7:52

That was supercar territory not long ago.

Kim Jong-un Gets Classy With New Ride

So much for sanctions.

Drifting A 1,000-HP Corvette On Mountain Roads Takes Some Serious Skill

Thought drifting the entire Nurburgring was challenging? Try it in a 1,000-hp Corvette on a mountain road with no safety rails.

Hennessey Heritage Edition Ford Truck Makes More Power Than Anything You’ve Got

This crazy beast is even more powerful than the Ford GT.

Ford Imagines A Future With No Traffic Lights

Stopping at junctions could be a thing of the past in the future.

One-Off Ferrari 330GT Speciale Is A 50-Year-Old Dream Come True

This stunning coachbuilding project is a tribute to legendary Italian designer Giovanni Michelotti.

What's Hot

Related Cars

Starting MSRP
$21,950

Related Reviews

2016 Mazda6 Review: How A Mid-Size Sedan Can Prevent A Mid-Life Crisis
Test Drive
59
2016 Mazda6 Review: How A Mid-Size Sedan Can Prevent A Mid-Life Crisis
2017  Mazda Mazda6  Review
Model Overview
0
2017 Mazda Mazda6 Review
2017 Mazda 6 Test Drive Review: A Beautiful Sedan That Needs More Love
Test Drive
10
2017 Mazda 6 Test Drive Review: A Beautiful Sedan That Needs More Love
2018 Mazda 6 Test Drive Review: Boost Makes The Heart Grow Fonder
Test Drive
2
2018 Mazda 6 Test Drive Review: Boost Makes The Heart Grow Fonder