Mazda made significant updates to the Atenza, its flagship sedan, scheduled to launch on January 7, 2015. Moreover, a 4WD option will also be added to the diesel version.
The exterior and interior designs, the Advanced Safety Technologies, and the running performance of the updated Atenza have all been improved. The exterior features redesigned the front grille, headlights, the fog light surrounds, and the tail lights. In addition to the Mazda Connect introduced in the Axela, the updated Atenza gets both an Active Driving Display and an Electric Parking Brake Switch.
Mazda’s i-ACTIVSENSE advanced safety technologies offer drivers better hazard-recognition support. The updated Atenza will also use the next-generation glare-free headlamp system called the Adaptive LED Headlights (ALH), a first amongst Japanese automakers. Aside from extending the detection range of the Rear Vehicle Monitoring (RVM) system, the updated Atenza will also adopt the Blind Spot Monitoring (BSM) system, which detects vehicles approaching from the side, and the Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA), which detects vehicles approaching from the side when backing out of a parking spot.
(Translated by Katherine N. Bantiles)