At Mazda, we’re in constant pursuit of making driving better. That’s why we developed a new technology, SKYACTIV-VEHICLE DYNAMICS with G-Vectoring Control, to help achieve a smoother, less fatiguing drive. When cornering, on initial turn-in and throughout, the system works seamlessly by adjusting power delivery and shifting vehicle weight. The effect is subtle, but how you feel after a great drive isn’t. Why go to these lengths? Because we believe no detail is too small when Driving Matters.
To instill the joy of driving into every Mazda, we engineer with a human-centric development philosophy. It’s how we created SKYACTIV-VEHICLE DYNAMICS with G-Vectoring Control. Instead of focusing on the mechanics of vehicle dynamics, we started our development with people. Running countless studies on their characteristics and behaviors to design a vehicle that works harmoniously with the driver. The result? A car that feels like an extension of your body, with more precise steering, better control and less fatigue.
Mazda’s newest technology, SKYACTIV-VEHICLE DYNAMICS with G-Vectoring Control, helps you steer more precisely by optimizing load control. Just like an athlete refines his form to hit the ball further with less force, our technology strives for the same efficiency. Instead of strengthening the vehicle’s muscles, we improved how it delivers force so it can unleash its full potential. It works smarter, not harder, to make you feel connected and in control.
As the driver begins to turn, SKYACTIV-VEHICLE DYNAMICS with G-Vectoring Control improves cornering response by reducing engine torque and shifting the load to the front wheels.
At this point, the technology detects the driver’s steering operation. It then calculates optimal engine torque and quickly sends that information to the engine.
Toward the end of a turn, the technology assists the driver in maintaining steering position by recovering engine torque and shifting the load to the rear wheels. This process helps improve overall cornering stability.
When our engineers created SKYACTIV-VEHICLE DYNAMICS with G-Vectoring Control, they followed the ancient Japanese philosophy of Jinba Ittai or “horse and rider as one.” Similarly, the goal of this technology is to create perfect harmony between car and driver. So when you steer, there’s no need for constant overcorrections. The car, like a horse, understands your intentions. This results in a more dynamic, responsive and—most of all—more enjoyable drive.
At Mazda, we never stop when it comes to making our vehicles the best-driving cars in every class. In fact, our engineers are so obsessed with reaching this goal that they spent eight years developing the most subtle technology to improve performance. SKYACTIV-VEHICLE DYNAMICS with G-Vectoring Control is that technology. It enhances a vehicle’s dynamics on an extremely minute level, giving you a feeling of control, confidence and exhilaration.
At Mazda, we believe you should never have to sacrifice performance for fuel efficiency. That’s why we engineered every aspect of our vehicles, from body construction to engine technology, to enhance both. We call it SKYACTIV® TECHNOLOGY and it’s just one more way we make driving better. Because Driving Matters.