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Updated 2017 Mazda3 blessed with SKYACTIV-VEHICLE DYNAMICS tech

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The revised 2017 Mazda3 debuted yesterday in Japan (under the name Mazda Axela). It will go on sale in Canada later this year.

At first glance, there are no major changes to the exterior design. The front grille and fog lights were tweaked a little, and a bit of chrome was added for a more upscale look.

We don’t have a whole lot of information about the car yet, but the new 2017 Mazda3 does feature G-Vectoring Control (GVC), the first in a series of new SKYACTIV-VEHICLE DYNAMICS technologies that provide integrated control of the engine, transmission, chassis, and body to enhance the connection between man and machine.

Mazda claims it is the “world's first control system to vary engine torque in response to steering inputs in order to provide integrated control of lateral and longitudinal acceleration forces and optimize the vertical load on each wheel for smooth and efficient vehicle motion.”

GVC will be introduced on all new-generation models starting with the updated Mazda3.