Prius c doesn’t use a conventional gearbox. Instead it transmits power to the wheels via a Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT).

CVT is a highly efficient delivery system, which ensures that power isn’t wasted in up or down shifts and while delivering excellent performance, it also helps to create a smoother, more comfortable drive.

This drivetrain removes the need for gear changes so there are no jerks or pauses during acceleration, which means your foot on the accelerator produces a smooth, yet highly responsive, dynamic response.

CVT has infinite gear ratios available and depending on what the driver needs at the time, the system makes continuous, seamless adjustments so that the ideal gear ratio is used at all times.