Auto giant Nissan is all set to launch an automatic version of its sedan Sunny. The vehicle is actually the Scala Automatic with the Nissan badges. Reports say that the automatic gear box will be offered only with the XL petrol variant and is expected to cost Rs. 80,000 more than the manual XL variant.
The auto variant will be powered by a four-cylinder 1.5 liter engine, which will produce 99 bhp and 134 nm of torque. The Continuous Variable Transmission also known as CVT offers seamless shifts, which is different from the conventional torque converter boxes.
The unique thing about the new technology it that it offers unlimited gear rations, which offers better economy. The ARAI efficiency figures of Renault Scala reveal that the Renault Scala AT petrol variant is more efficient than manual transmission vehicles. The same is expected with the Sunny Automatic model, as compared to its manual version.
The company has made minimum changes to the inside as well as the outside of the Sunny Automatic, just like the Scala Automatic. According to reports, the exterior changes are limited to badges, while the interiors get a revised instrument cluster in view of the automatic transmission. The vehicle will compete with the cars like Honda City Automatic.