The Mazda G-Vectoring Control Plus comes to improve, even more, the dynamics
The Mazda3 , the compact of the Hiroshima company, is about to reach the Spanish dealers and, in addition, in a few days we will test it during its international presentation; so very soon we will tell you all our impressions at the wheel. This model will bring many new features, but one of the most important at the dynamic level is the introduction of the Mazda G-Vectoring Control Plus (GVC Plus).
Mazda incorporates this new system in the fourth generation of the Mazda3, which will be responsible for making it debut in Europe. Later it will be integrated into the other models. It is a second generation of the GVC , adding one more function that will improve the behavior and the feeling of comfort for its driver. And it is that now facilitates the autocentrado and the linear stability of the car.
When I tried the Mazda3 of previous generation, almost two years ago years, his dynamic behavior I liked a lot. I liked it because, although it was not a car with a sports approach, it felt very agile and stable at all times, being able to come to feel like fun in some circumstances and without penalizing comfort at all. This, in large part, was due to the G-Vectoring Control (first generation).
This system takes care of varying the torque in certain cases and depending on the movement of the steering wheel. This resulted in loading slightly more weight on the front at the entrance of the curve to improve the guiding ability. At the exit of the curves, also depending on the position of the accelerator and the steering wheel, the torque is increased to load more the rear train and make it more stable. In short, optimized the load on each wheel.
The Japanese brand affirmed that with this solution it improved the driving sensibility , but that it also improved the comfort of travel for driver and occupants, reducing the possibilities of dizziness. They were based on it because, apparently, the lateral inclinations of the body partially decreased. And all this, unlike what other rivals do, without using the brake system; only acting very lightly on the torque.
The update, the Mazda G-Vectoring Control Plus
Now, this second generation called Mazda G-Vectoring Control Plus brings new functionality. Now it does use the brakes , and it does so to look for more linear stability at the exit of the corners.
Mazda says that, at the exit of the turns , when the driver starts to return the steering wheel to the center position, the GVC Plus performs a light braking forces on the outside wheels so that the vehicle returns to the straight line in a more agile .
In theory, this allows the car to respond better in case of carrying out a emergency evasive maneuver -a swerve when we want to dodge an obstacle- and also to change lanes to high speed or even driving on slippery surfaces.You may be interested