By now Volkswagen is the only automaker with a double-clutch gearbox on the market. But, with the launch of new Evo X, next year, this won’t be true anymore, because the new Mitsubishi will also get a double-clutch gearbox.

DSG, double-clutchgearbox, has twin clutches, which enable two gears to be selected simultaneously. While one gear is engaged, a second cog - either up or down, depending on whether you are accelerating or braking - is pre-selected but its clutch is disengaged. When the time comes to change gear, the second clutch is engaged, activating that gear, while the other clutch disengages the previous gear.

VW’s Direct-Shift Gearbox (DSG) has been on the market since 2002 and some believed the automaker would hold a monopoly on this type of transmission for some time since it developed the technology completely in-house.

Source: AutoSpies

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