The big change in the 2013 Altima’s powertrain over previous models is the addition of Nissan’s next-generation Xtronic continuously variable transmission (CVT). The automaker said it redesigned 70% of the parts and reduced internal friction by 40% compared with the previous transmission.
Nissan's New Transmission to Get 10-Percent Better MPG
YOKOHAMA, JAPAN – Nissan has unveiled its new XTRONIC Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) for its 2.0L to 3.5L engines. The automaker also unveiled a new hybrid system for its front-wheel drive vehicles.