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2017 Mazda6 on sale, adds G-Vectoring & updated i-ACTIVSENSE

September 16, 2016

Following on from the facelifted Mazda3, it’s now the mid-size Mazda6‘s turn for a series of revisions as we head toward 2017.

2017 Mazda6 sedan wagon

Adding to its i-ACTIVSENSE active safety arsenal is autonomous city braking aiming to prevent rear end collisions in dense traffic. Now between 15 and 160km/h, the Smart Brake Support system has had its operating range extended as well. In addition, traffic sign recognition has been added which is incorporated into the head-up display (HUD).

G-Vectoring which debuted on the facelifted 3 is also across the range, using the stability control system to cut engine torque at precise time during corners for optimal weight transfer. This is also said to reduce corrections necessary for cruising on the freeway.

There have been revisions to the interior of the car, with a new “Active Driving Display” for the MZD connect system, a new steering wheel and more parameters for the memory electric seats. The GT and range-topping Atenza now receive heated rear seats and a more capacious pocket on the back of the front seats.

Atenza also gets changes to trim including extra chrome, titanium accents and Nappa leather, as well as overhead LED ambient lighting.

NVH is said to have been boosted thanks to acoustic glass and additional sound deadening.

Prices for the revised Mazda6 range are as follows (excluding on-road costs):

2.5L petrol sedan

2017 Mazda6 Sport – $32,490
2017 Mazda6 Touring – $37,290
2017 Mazda6 GT – $42,690
2017 Mazda6 Atenza – $45,390

2.2L diesel sedan

2017 Mazda6 Touring – $40,140
2017 Mazda6 GT – $45,540
2017 Mazda6 Atenza – $48,240

2.5L petrol wagon

2017 Mazda6 Sport – $33,790
2017 Mazda6 Touring – $38,590
2017 Mazda6 GT – $43,490
2017 Mazda6 Atenza – $46,690

2.2L diesel wagon

2017 Mazda6 Touring – $41,440
2017 Mazda6 GT – $46,840
2017 Mazda6 Atenza – $49,540

Mitchell is a contributing journalist and features writer at PerformanceDrive. He has been a passionate petrol-head from a very young age. He is excited by the future of the industry, and considers himself as a bit of a fanatic when it comes to the technical aspects of cars. He is also fascinated by new cars that are popping up in developing markets.