The Japanese automaker Mazda announced through his North American Operations branch this Tuesday, August 9, the debut of the new 2017 Mazda 6 model.
The unveiling comes along with the debut of its compact brother, the Mazda 3. Both vehicles received seemingly minor upgrades compared to last year’s respective models, but Mazda is introducing cutting-edge technology to their signature mid-size cars to provide an excellent driving experience to its customers.
As Mazda nears the end of the standard cycle for its vehicle generations, the Mazda 6’s latest model in line shows a significant makeover in contrast to the original car unveiled back in 2013.
The 2017 Mazda 6 arrives with an enhanced, sleeker design, featuring soft lines and sporty look, yet robust and stable enough to be an excellent choice among the many vehicles on the mid-size car market.
The 2017 Mazda 6 comes with a fresh new look
The signature front grille on the Mazda 6 includes the same LED backlights introduced in the 2016 iteration. Moreover, all three Sport, Touring, and Grand Touring model variations will get a thicker front glass designed to insulate the inner cabin from wind noise, as well as redesigned side mirrors.
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Mazda drivers will also get to pick their car color from a newly expanded hue that has added the Machine Gray Metallic option for the 2017 models.
Inside the new Mazda 6
Most of the overhaul in the recently debuted 2017 vehicle comes from within the car. Technology and interior design are the most important aspects of the new Mazda 6 that make it different from its predecessors and competitors.
The star feature that Mazda has added to its latest Mazda 6 is GVC technology, which stands for G-Vectoring Control. GVC is a seamless new technology that optimizes the inner mechanics of the car, enhancing engine performance, transmission control, and steering response and accuracy.
Further tech additions in the new vehicle include several safety-focused features like Blind Spot Monitoring, Traffic Sign Recognition, and a front camera dubbed as Forward Sensing for its ability to detect nearby pedestrians if they are on the way, and a collision is imminent.
The smart feature will then automatically stop the car to prevent or minimize impact. Along with Lane-Keep Assist, these new technologies comprise Mazda’s approach to semi-autonomous driving features in flagship vehicles.
All model variations of the 2017 Mazda 6 are powered by Mazda’s flagship SKYACTIV-G engines, which provide up to 184 horsepower and 2.5-liter capacity. The nearly 100-year-old Japanese automotive company is one of the few that still holds tight to the tradition of offering a manual transmission version of its cars, a tradition that stands with the new fleet of 2017 sedans.
The 2017 Mazda 6 will arrive at dealerships nationwide starting September, with prices and further details still pending announcement.
Source: Inside Mazda