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Toyota's new CVT has a launch gear

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Toyota's Direct Shift-CVT Has A First Gear For Starting Off
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People are often underwhelmed with the driving experience of a CVT, and initially, many CVTs were underwhelming. Toyota is changing that, with numerous improvements to their CVT to make shifts quicker, more precise, and more engaging to drive. And it's no longer just using a belt for accelerating. Starting from a stop, the CVT switches over to a direct gear drive, much like starting in first gear in a manual transmission. As the vehicle speed increases, the first gear is dropped and it switches over to belt drive, letting the CVT handle the higher speeds.

The changes to their new continuously variable transmission result in better launch acceleration, faster shift speeds, and a greater transmission efficiency at all vehicle speeds. How is this possible? Check out the video for full details.

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Duration 07:36
Posted Mar 15, 2018
Series Automotive
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