18 November 2022 · Mazda Australia News
GO FURTHER WITH MI-DRIVE
The goal of Mi-Drive car technology is to improve the driving experience for the driver by adapting the vehicle's power performance to suit the terrain and adjusting it to suit the situation better, to ensure the most appropriate mode of driving. At the toggle of a switch, Mi-Drive allows you to change your car’s driving mode to suit the task at hand, whether you require AWD, towing a trailer or want to enhance your car’s sport dynamics on a beautiful driving road, ensuring your Mazda is performing at its best.
If the past few years have taught us anything, it is that our freedom should not be taken for granted. Mazda vehicles are designed to facilitate your freedom, and the manufacturer’s new Mazda Intelligent Drive Select technology, Mi-Drive, takes this to the next level. That’s because it allows you to change your vehicle’s drive mode at the toggle of a switch, to suit virtually any surface the car is on. So whether you’re driving off-road, towing a trailer, or simply want to enhance your car’s dynamics on a beautiful driving road, Mi-Drive helps ensure your Mazda performs at its best.
MI-DRIVE NORMAL DRIVING MODE
Mi-drive Normal Mode is designed for use on surfaced roads, it provides a fantastic everyday driving experience, with an emphasis on balancing fuel economy and performance. It is a truly versatile mode that brings out the best in your Mazda, both around town and on long-haul journeys, providing comfort and practicality for drivers and passengers in a wide range of scenarios.
MI-DRIVE SPORTS DRIVING MODE
Mazda builds cars that enhance the driving experience, and Mi-Drive Sport Mode represents a physical manifestation of the car maker’s driving philosophy in action. Select this mode on a winding road and your car’s engine and transmission characteristics adjust to increase responsiveness, while acceleration becomes more aggressive. You can even enjoy Sport Mode in the city. A unique transmission schedule gives you powerful acceleration when you need it, such as merging onto a highway.
MI-DRIVE OFF-ROAD DRIVING MODE
Mi-Drive enhances the driver experience across a range of different surfaces, and Off-road Mode (available on select i-Activ all-wheel-drive (AWD) Mazda models) allows you greater freedom than ever to explore the great outdoors. When activated, a suite of advanced car technologies is engaged, so that whether you’re driving through snow, sand, or loose ground, the technology is designed to help maintain stability as well as Mazda’s trademark driving qualities. The G-Vectoring Control Plus (GVC Plus) is adjusted to provide incredible grip on slippery surfaces, while a combination of torque, transmission and engine profiles work seamlessly in the background to provide peerless off-road capability.
This leaves you free to enjoy your outdoor pursuits with confidence and in complete comfort.
MI-DRIVE TOWING DRIVING MODE
Whether you’re pulling a boat out of the water or a trailer to a campsite, towing a large weight will heavily compromise a car’s driving characteristics. Mi-Drive’s Towing Mode is designed to reduce this impact, and deliver a near-normal driving experience on a variety of different surfaces. Clever tuning of the i-Activ all-wheel-drive (AWD) system increases torque to the rear, offering enhanced stability on both freeways and unpaved roads, while GVC Plus is tailored to increase traction across uneven ground. The car’s gearbox enters an optimized mode to maintain the right RPM and torque levels for easy towing. Towing Mode is currently available exclusively on the CX-50, when powered by Mazda’s Skyactiv-G 2.5L Turbo engine.
Article by Tommy Melville
Mazda’s new drive-mode technology takes you where you want to go in the most optimal way possible.
FIND THE DRIVING MODE THAT MATCHES YOUR STYLE