CVT: more buyers want auto transmission in small cars
Published 14/10/2015 | 02:30
Lots of people contact us asking about smaller cars with automatic transmissions, writes Eddie Cunningham
Honda confirmed how extensive demand for such cars can be by telling me that nearly half their new Jazz buyers will drive away with a Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT).
This isn't a conventional automatic but works on the principle of 'endless gears'. But just like an ordinary auto you simply put it in Drive and off you go.
I thought it helpful to let you know because we do get a lot of enquiries.
The new Jazz finally got here this week. As did the new HR-V. The latter will be bought by those looking for a compact Crossover with diesel, but Honda tell me there will be demand for petrol as well.
And that should mean more people taking the CVT option too.
By the way, the Jazz starts from €17,395 with the HR-V beginning at €23,995.