NASHVILLE – Nissan North America Inc. initially will sell its new Versa hatchback with three transmission choices: a 6-speed manual, 4-speed automatic and a continuously variable transmission. But ultimately the 4-speed automatic will go away and the CVT will emerge as the vehicle’s volume-seller, says Orth Hedrick, senior manager-product planning. Hedrick says the 4-speed represents a near-term solution to filling a void until CVT-supplier JATCO Ltd. ramps up enough capacity to supply ...

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