2016 Mazda CX-5 GT AWD w/Tech Pkg
- Plano, Texas, USA
Mazda’s SkyActiv-Drive 6-speed automatic transmission uses multi-plate lock-up clutch in every gear to transmit power directly at the speed over 5 mph. Toyota’s Direct Shift 8-speed automatic transmission is doing the same.Torque convertors do not lock up at low speeds, and definitely not at anything approaching a stop. Historically this was limited to top gear and vehicle speeds above 35-40mph, but with more advanced computer controls, has expanded to engaging in multiple higher gears with lots of additional parameters such as fluid temperature, throttle position, etc. involved in the logic. But definitely no logic would have a torque convertor locking up at low speed or a stop.