SANTA MONICA, CA – Nissan Motor Co. Ltd. and its subsidiary, Japanese transmission supplier Jatco Inc., are developing an advanced automatic transmission, a company source tells Ward’s. “It will be (available) soon” in a production model, the source says, adding the transmission will have at least six gears but not a dual-clutch system, such as Volkwagen AG’s Direct-Shift Gearbox. Up to now, Nissan’s most advanced automatic transmission has been a 5-speed, offered in its Infiniti luxury ...

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