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"Nissan Promises An Improved CVT"

http://blogs.thecarconnection.com/marty-blog/1022413_nissan-promises-an-improved-cvt

Relative to the current-generation CVTs that are available in most of Nissan's car and crossover lineup, including the 2009 Nissan Cube, plus the Nissan Sentra, Rogue, Altima, Murano, Maxima, and some Versas, the new transmission has an available transmission ratio—essentially the span between the lowest and highest possible 'gearing.' Nissan says that the new ratio—of 7.3:1, compared to the current 6.0:1—is higher than typical seven-speed automatics used with larger engines.

The CVT is co-developed by Nissan and its captive transportation supplier JATCO. Nissan claims to have shortened overall length by ten percent and weight by 13 percent compared to "conventional CVTs in its class," and the new unit has more of an emphasis on fuel economy.

The new CVT also has improved Adaptive Shift Control (ASC), which helps the unit choose the best ratio for particular conditions, like climbing steep grades.


See article for more. Doesn't say exactly when, unfortunately. If you're thinking of buying like me, might be worth the wait.
 

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You really want to wait at least another two years? That article you posted said it will likely not be seen until AT LEAST 2011. I'm thinking it will probably be more like 2012. Those CVT's are tricky.
 

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I like my CVT. It does make a bit of noise when I hit the gas, but, mostly is quiet.

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If I am correct the Nissan Juke is going to have the new CVT. But honestly if thats true. Then I would really want that and of course the 1.6 turbo engine with it! But for the Cube.
 
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