The CVT is generally available in the Japanese car and the Perodua car. The CVT has been accepted as the transmission that can reduce fuel consumption, making the engine run at the optimum speed, does not have a gear ratio that deviates from the traditional transmission, and provides a smoother drive. The Japanese automakers, excluding Mazda, had been the ardent proponent of the CVT transmission, with Honda and Toyota are two best CVT transmission makers. Honda had made the Earth Dream CVT by combining the pulley belt with the torque converter. In contrast, Totoya had successfully combined traditional gear, a world’s first for their Direct Shift CVT transmission.
Astonishingly the CVT does not emanate from Japan, even though the Japanese automobile manufacturer is the greatest proponent of these transmissions. An automobile manufacturer from the Asian continent had become the ardent user of the CVT transmission originating from Europe. On the contrary, the German automobile and other continental automotive manufacturers do not become the greatest proponent of these transmissions. Instead, they had become the ardent supporter of the non -CVT transmissions like the Dual Clutch Transmission(DCT), torque converter, and ZF transmission. This scenario for the transmission preference among the continental and Japanese cars triggered some questions about why German and other Continental car manufacturers fix CVT in their vehicles. Once the Audi A4 model had CVT transmission, however, Audi had decided to abandon the CVT transmission in favour of the DCT transmission they called Direct Shift Gear(DSG) in their car. Once analysed, they are many reasons why these scenarios happened
Continental Car preference for turbo engine with high torque.
Most Germans are built with turbo engines, producing high horsepower. For instance, the Volkswagen Arteon can produce 280hp and 350nm. Conversely, the Japanese car does not have with turbo engine extensively like the continental. Honda had launched their car model with a turbo engine; however, it does not produce high torque like the continental cars. The CVT transmission does not have the capabilities like the non-CVT transmission to handle high torque. The continental model of building a car which can produce an exhilarating performance with the turbo engine makes them abandon the CVT transmission wholly in their car models.
Continental car-making principles.
The Japanese car is made for the mass public with utmost priority for fuel efficiency and simplicity. Parallel with their fuel efficiency; the CVT transmission has become the quintessential transmission for the Japanese car model, excluding Mazda. The continental, too, had a fuel efficiency combined with an exhilarating performance with the turbo engine, which is not well-suited with the CVT transmission. The difference in the principle of car making led one manufacturer to become the proponent of the CVT and another car manufacturer to become the proponent of the non-CVT transmission. Unambiguously, both car manufacturers make a well-suited transmission with their car-making principles.
Complex in the making of the car
The Japanese car is much less complex than the continental car. The Japanese car makers always make the most uncomplicated design possible to avoid any complexity in maintenance. The continental car makers are quite the opposite as their design is more complex. In making their car with the turbo engine, they had chosen a far more complex design that makes their car price on the higher side even for entry-level. Although the CVT transmission is the least complex to fix than the non-CVT transmission, the continental car had enormous effort to tune its transmission to provide excellent performance with a good fuel-efficient engine.
The continental is the proponent of automatic transmission and DCT.
Similar to the Japanese, who are ardent proponents of CVT transmission, the continental is more inclined toward non-CVT information. This scenario can be said as strange as the CVT originated from Europe, and contradictory to it the Asian car manufacturers had become the defender of the CVT transmission. The continental car is more inclined towards the non-CVT transmission, especially DCT. Mercedez Benz, Audi, Porsche, and Volkswagen had become the proponent of the DCT transmission.
The CVT transmission can be said as the quintessential transmission for Japanese car makers like Honda, Toyota and Nissan. They had become an ardent defender of CVT transmission and had to make an incessant effort to improve the CVT in every aspect possible. The Honda Earth Dream CVT and the Toyota Direct Shift CVT are examples. The CVT transmission with a torque converter and traditional gear is an example of their incessant R & D on the CVT transmission.
While the Japanese had become the best-regarding CVT transmission, some can be said about the continental car makers regarding non-CVT transmission. The difference in the car-making principles had made the continental car the best supporter of the non – CVT transmission. They have tuned these transmissions to provide excellent fuel efficiency simultaneously with an outstanding performance that had become quintessential for a continental car. Continental cars like Volkswagen Passat, BMW 3 Series, Audi A4, and Mercedez Benz C class provide excellent performance when the car lovers press the accelerator pedal. Although the Japanese car has a good performance, it gives some exhilarating performance like the Continental Cars.
The difference in the car making also does give the difference in the price as the Continental car cost generally will be on the higher side when it comes to purchasing and maintenance. Conversely, the Japanese car does not have the high price maintenance associated with the Continental vehicles. Nevertheless, both car makers had made an exceptional transmission parallel with their car-making principles. Some car lovers prefer CVT transmission despite the fact that it does not provides physical gear shifting. In contrast, some car lovers will like the non-CVT transmission as they are more than capable of providing exhilarating performance.