Nissan is always pushing the technology in their vehicles forward, delivering unforgettable rides to our drivers. One of the most exciting current technologies is the Nissan Xtronic CVT (continuously variable transmission). In a conventional CVT, there are no fixed gears, making shifting seamless and providing power in an extremely efficient way. Nissan’s new Xtronic CVT is a landmark achievement in fuel efficiency, working to improve it by up to 10% compared to a standard CVT. Of course, innovative technology available at an affordable price is what sets Nissan vehicles apart from the competition. Learn more about the futuristic, efficient technology behind the Nissan Xtronic CVT, and more, from your top Edmonton Nissan dealership, West End Nissan.
The Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT)
A CVT is quite structurally different than a regular transmission, as the CVT utilizes a set of pulleys with a steel belt running between them instead of a fixed set of gears. The belt provides an endless spectrum of gear ratios so you can always find the perfect speed. Think instead of third or fourth gear, 3.5, 4.3 or anything in-between. With a CVT, shifting is seamless, and you won’t feel any of the shift-shock that you would in a regular transmission when accelerating quickly. Power won’t be lost as your RPM needle drops from the gear hunting of a regular transmission, as you’ll always be riding one smooth wave of efficient power. Against a traditional automatic transmission, the CVT delivers better fuel economy as each gear is optimized, as well as an extraordinarily smooth ride.
Nissan Xtronic CVT vs. CVT
With the Xtronic CVT, the already exceptional efficiency of a conventional CVT is taken a step further. While other automakers are just introducing CVTs, Nissan has had CVTs in their lineup for 20 years, and has been working on advancing and perfecting them. Nissan’s next generation of Xtronic CVT reduces the friction of its pully system by adding distance between the drive pulley and the transmission oil, further increasing ratio coverage, fuel economy, and preventing unwanted friction.
Nissan Vehicles with Xtronic CVT
2020 Nissan Versa
Of course, CVTs aren’t new to Nissan, and we have tons of other available technologies like Nissan Safety Shield and Nissan Intelligent Mobility, to outfit your ideal ride. Whether you’re looking for a new or used model, make sure to check out our full Nissan lineup. Browse our full inventory, and see how each Nissan stacks up against the competition. Reach out to your premier Nissan dealership, West End Nissan, for any of your Nissan needs!