Nissan Sunny automatic caught testing in India
Last Updated at
- 01:47 pm, March 21, 2012
Test mule had a small CVT-badge on the rear-end.
Nissan is testing the automatic version of the Sunny in India and a test mule with CVT badging has been caught doing rounds near Bangalore, by our friends at team-BHP. This has given rise to the speculations that Nissan may soon launch the Sunny automatic in India, as the same is already available in many other markets like Singapore and America.
In case Nissan does offer the Sunny AT in India, it will only be available with petrol variant – just like other cars in the entry-level sedan and the C-segment. The CVT stands for continuously variable transmission, which functions similar to the ones used in the automatic scooters like the Active and Access – and offers relatively seamless gear shifts and better economy as compared to the conventional auto-transmission.
The Sunny sedan is the highest selling model for Nissan in India and it does make sense to offer the AT variant, as the demand for automatics is rising steadily. Most C-segment sedans have a top-end petrol automatic variant and Nissan is expected to offer a similar package. Once launched, the Nissan Sunny AT is expected to compete with the Skoda Rapid AT, least in the terms of pricing – just above the entry-level sedan segment.
Source: Team-BHP.com – forum member PCS
First Published on 01:47 pm, March 21, 2012
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