Exciting tech

AS if it was not amazing enough already, Mazda has made some really exciting technological and aesthetic additions to the 2016 version of the Mazda 3.

Starting with technology — G vectoring control (GVC) is the first of a series of technology releases the car maker has planned for the 2016 calendar year.

G vectoring control is based on the concept of using the engine to enhance chassis performance by achieving a smoother transition of G forces in all driving situations. The technology behind it is a bit complicated for someone who has never understood physics, but take it from me, it really works as the GSX auto hatch convincingly showed.

Next on the list is the introduction of advanced smart brake city support which Mazda says will be the first to be made available in a non-luxury car. This system can detect vehicles and obstacles in front and alerts the driver with audible and visual warnings when the risk of a collision is high. When a prang is inevitable, it applies the brakes immediately.

The Automobile Association (AA) has called for autonomous emergency braking technology to be more widely adopted in new vehicles.

All models now feature an electric parking brake and sport mode drive selection.

The athletic and kinetic exterior of the Mazda 3 has been upgraded with a newly designed profile and front grille, new LED headlight design, larger side turn lamps, 18 inch dark gloss alloy wheels and a new bumper design on the hatch.

The interior has had a workover with a revised front console and an upgraded steering wheel, all of which helps to further gloss the overall upmarket theme.

One really interesting point is that Mazda has upgraded the NVH suspension system, most notably on open roads and the coarse chip systems that are most common in the Tairawhiti district. The result is a more comfortable as well as a quieter ride.

The 2016 Mazda 3 is hot off the press and had its national launch in August. The Mazda 3 GSX auto hatch has satellite navigation, will automatically identify the street intersections you are passing and displays the speed limit for the area you are within. There are nine models available and the choice of eight extremely bright colour options.

When it was launched in 2014, the Mazda 3 immediately won the respected NZ Motoring Writers Car of the Year award. This new 2016 version has taken that immediately to a new level. In the auto world this is a real “hottie.”

AS if it was not amazing enough already, Mazda has made some really exciting technological and aesthetic additions to the 2016 version of the Mazda 3.

Starting with technology — G vectoring control (GVC) is the first of a series of technology releases the car maker has planned for the 2016 calendar year.

G vectoring control is based on the concept of using the engine to enhance chassis performance by achieving a smoother transition of G forces in all driving situations. The technology behind it is a bit complicated for someone who has never understood physics, but take it from me, it really works as the GSX auto hatch convincingly showed.

Next on the list is the introduction of advanced smart brake city support which Mazda says will be the first to be made available in a non-luxury car. This system can detect vehicles and obstacles in front and alerts the driver with audible and visual warnings when the risk of a collision is high. When a prang is inevitable, it applies the brakes immediately.

The Automobile Association (AA) has called for autonomous emergency braking technology to be more widely adopted in new vehicles.

All models now feature an electric parking brake and sport mode drive selection.

The athletic and kinetic exterior of the Mazda 3 has been upgraded with a newly designed profile and front grille, new LED headlight design, larger side turn lamps, 18 inch dark gloss alloy wheels and a new bumper design on the hatch.

The interior has had a workover with a revised front console and an upgraded steering wheel, all of which helps to further gloss the overall upmarket theme.

One really interesting point is that Mazda has upgraded the NVH suspension system, most notably on open roads and the coarse chip systems that are most common in the Tairawhiti district. The result is a more comfortable as well as a quieter ride.

The 2016 Mazda 3 is hot off the press and had its national launch in August. The Mazda 3 GSX auto hatch has satellite navigation, will automatically identify the street intersections you are passing and displays the speed limit for the area you are within. There are nine models available and the choice of eight extremely bright colour options.

When it was launched in 2014, the Mazda 3 immediately won the respected NZ Motoring Writers Car of the Year award. This new 2016 version has taken that immediately to a new level. In the auto world this is a real “hottie.”

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