Nissan India to launch CVT variants of Micra and Sunny
Last Updated at
- 02:20 pm, February 02, 2013
The Micra and the Sunny will come equipped with Nissan’s proven CVT transmission.
Although the market for automatic cars in India is quite smaller than it is some of the more driver-centric countries, things have lately been on a relative upswing. Steadily, the market for automatic cars has increased and carmakers are getting involved quite actively. Joining the likes of Hyundai, Honda, Volkswagen and Renault, Nissan has confirmed that the company will soon launch the automatic variants of two of their entry-level offerings, the Micra and the Sunny.
The petrol-only Micra and Sunny automatic will come equipped with the same-old CVT transmission found in a number of cars from Nissan’s global lineup. The CVT stands for continuously variable transmission, and unlike a conventional automatic gearbox, CVT doesn’t get fixed number of gear ratios, which means the transmission changes gears seamlessly and offers up better economy as compared to a conventional automatic gearbox.
We expect Nissan to launch the CVT variants of the Micra and the Sunny within the first quarter of 2013. When launched, the more fuel efficient hatch and the sedan could prove to be a worthy alternative to the other automatic gearbox equipped cars on sale today.
First Published on 02:20 pm, February 02, 2013
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