This video highlights how the IVT is designed to impr. 2020 Kia Soul - What to expect - IVT Transmission confirmed! 12,604 views12K views. By Sam Petters on 20th February 2019 Transmissions Technologies. Very similar to a continuously variable transmission, the new IVT performs continuous shifts to provide superior efficiency over automatic transmissions. The CVT transmission is better because it has infinite gear ratio.