• Xtronic CVT, 6th generation  -  for 2013 Nissan Altima

    Automakers are in the midst of a love affair with the continuously variable transmission (CVT). The gear-eliminating transmissions boost fuel economy, improve performance and are less complex (and hence less expensive), allowing automakers to achieve CAFE regulations and pad the bottom line at the same time. To the enthusiast driver, however, nothing has contributed to the decline of the modern automobile quite as much as the CVT. The gear-less transmissions produce more sound than fury, and feel to many of us exactly the same way that a failing automatic transmission feels. Do we need to...

  • Xtronic CVT, 6th generation  -  for 2013 Nissan Altima
    2013 Nissan Altima Gets New, Responsive CVT Technology

    As the quest for greater fuel efficiency continues, continuously variable transmissions or 'CVTs' are becoming more popular. Nissan has been touting their benefits for several years now on much of its range, allowing drivers to enjoy smooth, stepless progress, fuel efficiency and efficient power...

  • 2007 Honda CR-Z concept car
    Honda hybrid sports car based on CR-Z concept set for Tokyo Motor Show debut

    Honda’s recent financial troubles may have claimed the NSX-replacement and the automaker’s F1 efforts but it won’t stop plans to launch a new hybrid sports car next year based on the 2007 CR-Z concept car. The new model is currently being designed and engineered in Europe, its...

  • 2010 Subaru Legacy Touring
    Subaru expands Legacy range with new Touring wagon and B4

    The fifth-generation Legacy (Liberty) and Outback were recently unveiled and to coincide with the car’s launch in Japan Subaru has added the new Touring wagon and sporty B4 to the range. Before you get all excited, the latest iteration of the B4 name only applies to a sports package in this...

  • 2010 Subaru Legacy (Liberty)
    Subaru reveals pricing for 2010 Legacy (Liberty)

    Subaru is celebrating the 20th anniversary of its Legacy (Liberty) sedan with the unveiling of the all-new fifth-generation model this year. Subaru is renowned for its love-or-loathe approach to designing cars, as seen in the frequent revisions to its Impreza line over the years, but the styling of...

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