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All about Continuously Variable Transmissions


Continuously Variable TransmissionsThe transmission in a car is the device that you use to change gears.  You control what gear a car is in with a standard transmission and with an automatic transmission, it does it for you.  Today we have a new type of transmission to consider and it is called a continuously variable transmission (CVT).  A CVT is a type of automatic transmission but it operates very differently than older automatics. CVTs provide more useable power, better fuel economy and smoother driving  than traditional automatic transmissions. CVTs have been around for years in motorized applications such as snowmobiles and off-road recreational vehicles, but just started to be used in regular automobiles a few years ago.

The Place of Ford in Britain’s Car Industry


With seven separate locations and over five hundred and fifty dealerships, Ford is the UK’s biggest motor company. This is in addition to Ford’s several large production plants, where vehicles, engines, parts, components and transmissions are manufactured. Overall, Ford in Britain employ approximately 35,000 people in product development, manufacturing, sales, marketing, and service roles. Ford has been Britain’s best-selling car brand for over thirty years, and Ford cars have been leaders in the commercial vehicle market since 1965. With around 440,000 cars and other commercial vehicles sold every year, Ford is a major presence in Britain’s car industry.