Well, at least one of our top ten fuel saving technologies is set to stay around for Nissan. According to this article on The Detroit Free Press website, Nissan is committed to continuing the use of their continuously variable transmission. Nissan is hoping to start using the transmission in even more of their line-up, as a matter of fact.
Some drivers do not care for the feel of this type of transmission. The CVT transmission does not use stepped gears to lower the engine speed. In a CVT transmission, a belt is attached to two pulleys which change in size, as one gets bigger, the ratio of the transmission changes. One benefit of this type of transmission is better fuel mileage, which is why we like the technology here at AutoblogGreen.
[Source: The Detroit Free Press]