Long a proponent of the fuel saving continuously variable transmission (CVT), Honda has unveiled a unit suitable for use in vehicles larger than compacts and motor scooters. Its updated CVT technology is compatible with an “idle stop” system – in which the engine stops running when not in use, then automatically restarts when it’s time to go – and works with a high-efficiency oil pump. Honda says the new system responds more quickly to driver inputs and has a smoother, more sporty feel, according to advanced technology Web site, Gizmag. More importantly, Honda claims a five percent increase in fuel savings compared to conventional CVTs, and a 10 percent improvement when compared to a standard five-speed automatic transmission.
A new CVT from Honda is intended for vehicles larger than the Insight hybrid, one that the company claims is more efficient than other CVTs.
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