Automatic transmission cars are becoming more common than manuals in the current Indian market. With the increase in city traffic and the decrease in driving interest, a majority of Indian road users prefer just two pedals rather than three. Of course, automatic cars are undoubtedly the convenient option in bumper-to-bumper traffic and for those who are not particularly good at driving.
That said, here’s a comparison between AMT, CVT, and DSG!
What Is The Meaning?
AMT – Automatic Manual Gearbox, the abbreviation says it all, a manual gearbox is automated with a simple use of technology. The AMT is a clutch-less gearbox, and the transmission box takes care of the use of a clutch and removes the hassle of using grip helps, especially when in traffic.
CVT – Continuously Variable Transmission, this type of gearbox is technologically advanced and uses a single gear speed for acceleration, here too, it’s a clutchless system of driving.
DSG – Direct Shift Gearbox, this type of gearbox is again advanced comparative to the above two gearboxes. This gearbox is a dual-clutch transmission; although it does not have a clutch pedal for you to use. It will pre-select the next gear and keeps it running for the gear shift and is much faster when it comes to shifting from one gear to the next.
Which Is More Reliable?
The reliability of the three gearboxes are directly related to the wear and tear, the AMT still uses the clutch mechanism, and the CVT does not use a clutch at all, as for the DSG, it requires a dual-clutch to engage a gear.
CVT is the most probable gearbox for reliability when it comes to daily commuting purpose, which will include traffic and a lot of ‘stop and go’ driving condition. This type of gearbox uses a single-speed transmission, you might find this high revving & accelerating. However, there is not much friction with several gears shifting.