What’s the CVT XTronic like on the Nissan X-Trail

What’s the CVT XTronic like on the Nissan X-Trail – In the first generation, the first generation Nissan X-Trail still uses a conventional automatic transmission. Then the second generation X-Trail is equipped with a CVT automatic transmission developed by Nissan.

n the first generation, the first generation Nissan X-Trail still uses a conventional automatic transmission. Then the second generation X-Trail is equipped with a CVT automatic transmission developed by Nissan.

The CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission) automatic transmission has the advantage of transferring engine power more gently. Unlike the conventional automatic, CVT transmission without any gearshift, jerking does not occur. But the sporty impression is not present, because the engine speed tends to be constant.

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Outsmarting this, the Xtronix 6-speed feature is provided by Nissan to meet these needs and this feature is the development of the third generation CVT at Nissan. Then what makes the X-Tronic CVT from Nissan called smart technology?

What’s the CVT XTronic like on the Nissan X-Trail

XTronic like on the Nissan X-Trail
Xtronic cvt transmission. Source: Nissan USA

The answer to the question of the Nissan transmission’s ‘smart’ nickname lies in the ability of the new X-Trail ECU to adapt its program to 1,000 different driving characters.

If you’re used to driving the car smoothly, the computer program will adapt itself.

But if you want to change the driving character to be aggressive, the computer can adjust it immediately in quite a short time.

This is thanks to the use of throttle by wire on this second-generation XTrail without using a mechanical gas cable, the connection between the gas pedal and the throttle is replaced by an electronic system controlled by a computer.

The combination of data obtained from the throttle position sensor, gas pedal, and CVT transmission, will be processed by the computer to form various driving characters.

The ECU will record a smooth driving pattern if the driver often only presses the gas pedal a little while driving.

Then the throttle will adjust the opening angle, and the transmission will play a role in making the appropriate ratio of pulley diameters in the transmission.

While on an uphill road, the engine will rotate at a moderate speed so that power can be directly hooked when the driver wants to overtake or accelerate.

Besides being ‘smart’, the symptoms of slippage in the automatic transmission can also be minimized in this second generation X-Trail.

The application of a magnetic clutch is quite helpful in transferring engine power to the wheels better.

As a result, the engine brake effect will be even better and gearshift in Xtronic mode can be very short.

As a result, the XTrail feels so aggressive and to control the transmission oil change time, the sensor will read the oil density and engine hour to determine the oil change time. For this reason, periodic maintenance of 10,000 km must be carried out by Nissan owners, of course.

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