CVT Toyota K120

The Toyota K120 gearbox (and all-wheel drive K120F) or Direct Shift-CVT have been produced since 2018 and are installed on such popular models of the Japanese concern as Corolla, Rav 4, Yaris and Camry. This continuously variable transmission differs from its analogues in the presence of a mechanical first gear.

This series includes: K110, K111, K112, K114, K115, K120.


Production years since 2018
Type CVT (continuously variable transmission)
Number of gears
Type of drive front / all wheel
Engine volume, l up to 2.0
Torque output, Nm up to 215
Recommended oil Toyota CVT FLUID FE
Oil capacity, liter 8.6
Replacing the oil every 60,000 km
Replacing the filter every 60,000 km
Gearbox lifespan, km ~250 000
Weight, kg 90 (with final drive)

Gear ratios Toyota K120

Using the example of a Toyota Camry 2020 with a 2.0 liter engine:

Forward 2.236 – 0.447
Reverse 3.136
Final Drive 4.262

Forward gear ratio of mechanical transmission 3.377.

The transmission was installed on:

  • Toyota Camry 8 (XV70) since 2019;
  • Toyota Corolla 12 (E210) since 2018;
  • Toyota C-HR 1 (AX10) since 2018;
  • Toyota RAV4 5 (XA50) since 2018;
  • Toyota Yaris 4 (XP210) since 2020;
  • Toyota Yaris Cross 1 (XP210) since 2020;
  • Lexus UX200 1 (ZA10) since 2018.

Disadvantages of the Toyota K120 gearbox

  • Thanks to the mechanical first gear, the transmission is no longer afraid of sudden starts.
  • For the same reason, there are now no problems with slipping or swinging movements.
  • As with any modern transmission, it is recommended to change the oil every 60,000 km.
  • Keep the cooling system clean, this greatly affects the transmission life.

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