Slushbox is a colloquial term referring to an automatic transmission, often used to describe a traditional torque converter-based automatic gearbox.
They are commonly found in older or traditional automatic transmissions using fluid coupling (torque converter) for power transmission.
The term “slushbox” highlights the perceived sluggishness or lack of direct connection in traditional automatic transmissions due to the fluid coupling.
They are installed in various vehicle types, from sedans to trucks, offering ease of use and smooth shifting.
Enthusiasts and critics may use the term “slushbox” informally to describe traditional automatic transmissions, highlighting their perceived drawbacks.
A Slushbox operates using a torque converter, offering smooth shifting but potentially sacrificing some efficiency compared to modern dual-clutch or continuously variable transmissions.