Some people might not be aware of the benefits of a Continuously Variable Transmission, or CVT. Nissan was one of the first car manufacturers to make CVT’s available in passenger cars. Thanks to Nissan, they have expertly refined and modernized the Continuously Variable Transmission and included it across the entire diverse and growing Nissan lineup! To Nissan, it is known as Nissan’s XTRONIC CVT.
Unlike normal transmissions, a Continuously Variable Transmission does not have fixed gear ratios. Rather, it is operated by a steel belt and pulley system that moves up and down the gear ratio in a continuously smooth motion. This means that there is no “shifting” between gears.
With Nissan’s XTRONIC CVT you can say goodbye to gear hunting and shift shock and say hello to seamless shifting and constant power.
With a CVT there are fewer moving parts. Since you have fewer moving parts, there is not as much metal rubbing together which means less friction and less heat is produced, resulting in lesser wear and tear and a longer lasting transmission. Also, a Continuously Variable Transmission weighs a lot less than a traditional transmission, which means in the end you will be achieving better performance results and achieving a better fuel economy.
So, ask us again: What’s not to love about a Continuously Variable Transmission, especially a expertly crafted Nissan XTRONIC CVT?
Check out this informative video to learn more about the Continuously Variable Transmission, like Nissan’s innovative XTRONIC CVT, and find out more about how a CVT works. Stop by Bates Nissan to test drive a Nissan with an XTRONIC Continuously Variable Transmission, like the 2016 Nissan Maxima, and experience the difference first-hand, today!