TOKYO – JATCO, the world’s leading manufacturer of continuously variable transmissions, is going back to the future in emerging markets where CVTs remain too expensive. The supplier, a Nissan subsidiary, is developing a standard automatic transmission to compete in lower-cost countries such as India. JATCO President Takashi Hata, who will join Nissan’s executive ranks as senior vice president on Feb. 1, confirmed the plan in a recent interview with WardsAuto. Hata ...

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