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Direct-Shift Continuously Variable Transmission Working Principle

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.

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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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Toyota City, Japan, February 26, 2018―Toyota Motor Corporation (Toyota) announces that it has developed a new continuously variable transmission (CVT).

A 6-speed manual transmission, 2.0-liter engine, 2.0-liter hybrid system, and 4WD systems based on the Toyota New Global Architecture (TNGA), a development framework aimed at making ever-better cars. The new technologies offer both superb driving performance and high environmental performance./Toyota Motor Corporation