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JATCO to participate in Automotive Engineering Exposition 2016 Yokohama

JATCO Ltd (President: Teruaki Nakatsuka; head office: Fuji City, Shizuoka, Japan; capital: JPY29.9 billion), a leading manufacturer of automatic transmissions (AT/CVT:Continuously Variable Transmissions), will participate in the “Automotive Engineering Exposition 2016 Yokohama” (hosted by the Society of Automotive Engineers of Japan, Inc.), an automotive technology exhibition that will be held at Pacifico Yokohama for three days, from May 25 (Wed.) to May 27 (Fri.). The details of JATCO’s participation are as follows.

JATCO booth

JATCO will showcase the latest technologies in the areas of fuel efficiency and power performance with the JATCO’s hit CVT products, and present the benefit of CVTs as well as how the transmissions contribute to vehicle performance. The CVT lineup to be displayed will include the latest model “Jatco CVT7 W/R*,” in addition to the best sellers “Jatco CVT7” and “Jatco CVT8,” and will have “Jatco CVT8 HYBRID,” a transmission for hybrid FWD vehicles that has outstanding fuel efficiency and power performance. The booth will also feature an operating principle model that demonstrates the mechanisms of CVTs, and a CVT virtual driving corner, which provides an opportunity to visitors to experience riding in a CVT-equipped vehicle through the use of virtual reality (VR) technologies.
*W/R: wide range

JATCO is the only company in the world to offer an extensive lineup of CVT for automobiles ranging from mini cars to 3.5-liter vehicles, and in 2015, it marked the industry’s top share of 41% of worldwide CVT production. At the end of March 2016, JATCO became the first company ever to achieve a cumulative production volume of 30 million CVTs.

[Display lineup]
● Jatco CVT7 (CVT with an auxiliary gearbox for mini and small FWD vehicles)
● Jatco CVT7 W/R (CVT with an auxiliary gearbox for small FWD vehicles)
● Jatco CVT8 (CVT for medium and large FWD vehicles)
● Jatco CVT8 HYBRID (CVT for medium and large hybrid FWD vehicles)
● CVT operating principle model
● CVT virtual driving experience area (CVT-equipped vehicle hands-on drive simulator)