My Kuga PHEV has a CVT gearbox, are there problems with them?

I bought a 12 month old Ford Kuga PHEV recently and am very impressed with the automatic transmission which I believe is a CVT box? It's very smooth and quiet. But these CVT boxes seem to have a bit of a controversial reputation. Should I be worried?

Asked on 31 July 2023 by John Penny

Answered by David Ross
The Ford Kuga features a power split automatic transmission which eliminates the droning sound often experienced in conventional CVT gearboxes, which is the most common issues that owners complain about.

This is still a relatively new model and so far we have not seen any reports of problems with this gearbox, so hopefully you can continue to enjoy it for years to come.
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