Mazda yesterday presented the global unveiling of its brand-new 2017 Mazda6, which will be heading for Canadian dealerships in the coming days. Offered at a base price of $24,695, it promises a new level of refinement, luxury and superior sound insulation that goes beyond previous models, in addition to a number of technological advances.

The 2017 Mazda6 will notably feature a wide-angle backup camera, turn signals integrated in the rear view mirrors, and a newly redesigned steering wheel. Higher trims give you the option of adding a navigation system, city brake-assist and sign recognition technologies, Blind Spot Monitoring and much more.

When it comes to safety, the technology-package-equipped 2017 Mazda6 comes with radar-sensing cruise control, a Forward Sensing Camera for detecting pedestrians in front of the vehicle, Lane-Keep Assist, i-ELOOP regenerative braking technology, special controls for headlights and more. In some trims the interior can be decked up in Nappa leather trims with contrasting edges as well as chrome accents.

Under the hood of the 2017 Mazda6, Canadian consumers will find a 2.5L, 184 HP SKYACTIV engine twinned to a 6-speed manual or automatic transmission. Like the 2017 Mazda3, the Mazda6 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.