Nissan has confirmed their plans to launch the automatic variants of the Sunny and Micra in India soon. Both the cars will be fitted with the Nissan’s Xtronic CVT transmission that is already available with the Renault Scala.
The Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) offers seamless shifts, unlike the conventional torque-convertor boxes. The transmission has unlimited gear-rations, offering better economy – in fact the ARAI efficiency figures of the Renault Scala AT petrol are better than those of the manual transmission.
The Xtronic is a Nissan technology and hence we were expecting the Sunny to be the first model get AT gearbox. It seems the feature has been first made available on the Scala, as it is positioned as the more premium of the two cars. The Sunny AT might be rolled-out within this quarter, while the Micra AT is expected by June-end.