FARMINGTON HILLS, MI – In an effort to better separate its two smallest cars and boost their sales, Nissan North America Inc. is making some changes for next year, a company official tells Ward’s. For ’09, Nissan will drop the continuously variable transmission from its Versa SL sedan, offering a 4-speed automatic in the car instead, Larry Dominique, senior vice president-product planning, says at Nissan’s suburban-Detroit technical center here. Dominique says the move should help ...

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