Nissan’s XTRONIC Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT)

November 28th, 2018 by

Nissan’s XTRONIC Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) revolutionizes the standard automatic transmission in various Nissan models. In a sense the XTRONIC CVT is an automatic transmission, but it differs in that the CVT does not have fixed gears like an automatic transmission does.

The XTRONIC CVT uses two pulleys with a steel belt running between them. Working together, simultaneously, one pulley (the “drive pulley”) transmits torque from the engine while the other pulley (the “driven pulley”) transfers torque to the wheels, allowing for a seamless transmission of power. You’ll never experience “shift shock” you sometimes experience with a traditional automatic transmission in a lower gear. The XTRONIC CVT offers smooth driving.

The driver can expect instantaneous power and stronger acceleration from 0 mph, rapid and easy accelerating when merging and passing, a smooth and quiet drive when cruising, the Nissan car is always in the right gear and even improved fuel economy.

Additionally, the XTRONIC CVT has less moving parts than a traditional automatic transmission. This means less heat and friction, which reduces wear and tear in the transmission. This means your transmission will likely run longer without issue or need costly repairs.

Nissan Models That Feature the XTRONIC CVT, all currently available at Sheridan Nissan:

Visit Sheridan Nissan to test drive any one of these models to feel the difference the XTRONIC CVT makes.

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