Mar. 27, 2017
Aisin AW, Jointly with Toyota Motor Corporation, Developed the World's First “RWD Multi Stage Hybrid Transmission” and the World's First “10-Speed Automatic RWD Transmission” for Passenger Vehicles, which were Adopted in the New LC500h/LC500
Aisin AW is pleased to announce that it has, jointly with Toyota Motor Corporation, developed the world's first RWD Multi Stage Hybrid Transmission to be adopted in the new LEXUS LC500h and the world's first 10-Speed Automatic RWD Transmission for passenger vehicles* to be adopted in the new LEXUS LC500.
The newly developed RWD Multi Stage Hybrid Transmission achieves both an acceleration performance that reinvigorates the hybrid car driving experience and excellent fuel economy. The 10-Speed Automatic RWD Transmission pursues driving appeal suitable for premium rear-wheel-drive vehicles to achieve rhythmical gear changes and improved responsiveness to the driver’s commands. The main features of each product are shown below.
*As of January 2017 according to a survey conducted by Aisin AW
◆The World’s First RWD Multi Stage Hybrid Transmission
・Adopting a multistage transmission mechanism to a hybrid transmission enables more efficient use of engine and motor energy. Acceleration performance and high fuel economy are achieved by significantly improved system output and transmission efficiency in the entire range
◆10-Speed RWD Automatic Transmission
・Rhythmic and smooth shift change is achieved with cross gear steps
・Weight reduction for components, improved hydraulic response, and accuracy achieve excellent responsiveness to the driver’s acceleration
・By developing a high performance small torque converter, the LOCK-UP range is significantly expanded and transmission efficiency is increased, improving fuel economy