Subaru to offer CVT transmissions on all models within two years

According to a report by Japan’s Nikkei Sangyo business daily, Subaru plans on offering continuously variable transmissions (CVTs) throughout its lineup to boost fuel-economy. Subaru has used belt-type CVTs in minicars for the Japanese market since 1987, reports Automotive News. However, the automaker launched CVT in its first big car with the Legacy last spring.

“We are thinking about it, but we don”t have an actual plan about which models,” said Masashi Uemura, a spokesman for Fuji Heavy Industries, the maker of Subaru brand cars.

The report by Nikkei Sangyo said that Subaru plans on offering CVT versions of all models within two years. It said that the Forrester and the Impreza are next to get the transmission.

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– By: Kap Shah