Nissan is always striving to provide the smoothest ride possible for our lineup of vehicles, the introduction of CVTs (Continuously Variable Transmission) into vehicles gave a substantial increase in efficiency, however with our XTRONIC CVT technology, Nissan takes the progress of CVT a step further.
To understand the XTRONIC CVT, we must first understand CVT technology. CVTs use two pulleys with a steel belt running between them to vary its gear ratios. The CVT has just one continuous gear, instead of the numbered gears you’ll see on other manual or automatic transmissions. The CVT adjusts its pulleys on the fly, avoiding the shock normally felt by changing gears on a manual transmission, to efficiently transmit torque from the engine to the wheels.
The XTRONIC CVT furthers this efficiency by expanding its gear ratio range, making use of upgrades to the transmission pulleys, belts, and the use of Automatic Transmission Fluid. A wide ratio spread allows extremely precise shifting, increased fuel economy and improved acceleration. Overall, the XTRONIC CVT is a dynamic upgrade to your Nissan, improving fuel economy up to 10% and shifting about 30% faster than a conventional CVT.