New for the 2017 model year, Mazda’s G-Vectoring Control is incorporated into the SKYACTIV-VEHICLE DYNAMICS technology suite to introduce a new level of driver-centric performance. Here’s what you need to know about G-Vectoring Control in the 2017 Mazda3.
How does Mazda G-Vectoring Control work?
In order to deliver a next-level driving experience, Mazda G-Vectoring Control uses the engine along with the steering and throttle inputs and suspension responses to refine the overall performance.
“Conceptually, it’s really simple. Every time you make a steering wheel input, it reduces the engine torque a ridiculously small amount. Enough to shift a little bit of extra load on the front tires and that extra weight on the front tires sharpens the response, gives better steering feedback and a more natural cornering posture.”
– Dave Coleman, development engineer at Mazda
G-Vectoring Control reduces the need for subtle steering adjustments and improves handling. This results in an easier behind-the-wheel experience that leaves drivers feeling more energetic and refreshed. The change can also be felt by passengers because there is less sway during turns and lane changes. Overall, Mazda’s G-Vectoring Control is specifically designed to enhance rider comfort and allow the car to respond to the driver’s actions just as intended.