What is it?
If you're feeling a little confused, don't worry, you did see a Mazda 6 facelift drive not long ago. Last year the car received some styling and chassis changes to bring it up to date, but now, for 2016 (or the 2017 model year) there are yet more revisions to keep it relevant next to rivals such as the Ford Mondeo and Skoda Superb Estates.
The changes apply to both the Saloon and the Tourer we're driving here, although visually, from the outside, there have been no changes at all, so you can stop squinting at the pictures. Inside, however, while both models' dimensions remain exactly the same, there have been material upgrades, while a more generous level of standard equipment has been applied to the higher SE-L Nav and Sport Nav trims. Every cars' city braking technology now recognises pedestrians, too.
More notably, all Mazda 6 models now come with something called G-Vectoring Control, or GVC. Not to be confused with torque vectoring, GVC doesn't brake the wheels. Instead, when turning into a corner, the engine senses steering inputs and very slightly reduces its torque output, which in turn shifts the weight forward slightly and aids front tyre effectiveness. However, its benefits extend beyond that, also providing greater high-speed stability and increasing driver and passenger comfort. It's potentially clever stuff.