How Toyota Fixed CVTs: DCVT

Combining The Best Of Automatics, Manuals, And CVTs

1y ago

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Toyota's new Direct-Shift Continuously Variable Transmission (DCVT) combines features from an automatic transmission, a CVT, and a manual transmission. It's used in the Lexus UX200 & Toyota Corolla.

Lexus new Direct-Shift Continuously Variable Transmission (DCVT) combines features from an automatic transmission, a CVT, and a manual transmission. The CVT uses a fixed, mechanical first gear ratio for starting from a stop, and then switches over to the CVT pulleys for higher vehicle speeds. The unique CVT style is also used in the 2019 Toyota Corolla.

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Comments (3)

  • Interesting engineering principle put into action. Sorry, I don't get it.

      1 year ago
  • Please don’t tell me the new supra Will have that

      1 year ago
  • Interesting but complex. Depending on what mode I'm in with my Honda CVT I'm not seeing a "lack" in terms of acceleration.

      1 year ago
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