CVT has it's forms, improvements and categories. City had a CVT 12 years back with i-DSi Vario but that was a poor kind of CVT.
The paddle shifters also need a basic transmission behind them. The other kind of transmission is a standard torque based automatic, on which the Prosmatec is based with certain refinements. The Prius works with an eCVT which is a standard automatic planetary gear but not a CVT. The name eCVT on Prius suggests it to be a CVT but infact that is a wrong notion and it stands for "electronically controlled variable transmission" NOT "continuously variable transmission"
So bro, if ure suggesting the new Civic with a CVT will be a bad thing, i hope ure not suggesting they put an old fashioned automatic in it keeping in mind the entire world is getting rid and switching to CVT.
As far as the paddle shifters are concerned guys, please keep in mind that a standard family saloon is the last thing on earth that is supposed to perform in races and record lap times at the nurburg-ring. I honestly don't remember any Altis owner telling me that he went for a race, did a run without paddle shifting first and lost and won the second round due to using paddle shifters. I promise no circuit in the world allows Altis and Civics in a race competition with Ferrari's and Lamborghini's which matter having paddle shifters. Such a thing on practical daily use family cars is only meant for the car brochure and marketing but has zero impact on car's performance during daily runs. Only thing a paddle shifter can be useful is when ure driving downhill and instead of using D3, 2, and 1 or D, S, L you use steering mounted control.
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