You Don’t Want to Miss Mazda’s SKYACTIV-X Vehicle Dynamics Control Technologies (Updated)

You Don’t Want to Miss Mazda’s SKYACTIV-X Vehicle Dynamics Control Technologies (Updated)

Editor’s note: This post was originally published on 7/29/16 and has been updated for accuracy and comprehension.


It was 2016 when Mazda Motor Corporation announced SKYACTIV-VEHICLE DYNAMICS, a series of new-generation vehicle motion control technologies.


The first in the series, G-Vectoring Control was introduced to all new-generation models starting with the updated Mazda3.


The technology has come a long way, and 2019 will debut an even better version: SKYACTIV-X

Rewind to 2016

Part of the SKYACTIV series, SKYACTIV-VEHICLE DYNAMICS technologies provided integrated control of the engine, transmission, chassis and body to enhance the car's Jinba-ittai feel – a sense of connectedness between car and driver that distinguishes Mazda vehicles.

The first technology in the SKYACTIV-VEHICLE DYNAMICS series, G-Vectoring Control (GVC) was born of Mazda's human-centered development philosophy and the novel idea of using the engine to enhance chassis performance. It was 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.*

Optimizing the load on each tire brought the movements of the car more in line with the driver's intentions, reducing the need for steering corrections, including many that are made unconsciously. The outstanding traction the system provides inspires confidence and makes driving more fun. Changes in the acceleration forces acting upon vehicle occupants were made  smoother, reducing torso sway and making for a more comfortable ride. In addition, GVC significantly improved handling and stability on wet, snowy and unpaved roads.

GVC benefits drivers of all skill levels in a wide range of situations, from low-speed urban commutes to highway driving, winding roads, and even emergency maneuvers. In addition, it is a highly versatile system adaptable to vehicles of any class and drive type. The only requirements are a SKYACTIV engine, which allows precise control over torque output, and a SKYACTIV chassis, which enables superior dynamic performance.

Mazda’s aim was to become a brand connected to its customers by a special bond, and brighten people's lives by enhancing the Jinba-ittai performance of its cars based on its human-centered vehicle development philosophy.


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Fast forward to 2019

The latest Mazda offering is set to make as many waves as the 2016 technology did.


How about an option for all-wheel drive on the 2019 Mazda3 and a sleek new body style?


Plus, the SKYACTIV-X is set to debut toward the end of 2019, keep your eyes peeled.


At Serra Mazda, our People Pleasin’ sales staff is ready and waiting for you to come in and try on the latest Mazdas for size.


What are you waiting for? See you soon!


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