|Nissan steps up with new Pulsar SSS |
(Nissan, Hatchback, Pulsar SSS, 1600, 6-Speed CVT) ... Hatch strikes a nice balance between comfort and handling, but its CVT transmission is at odds ... in Australia not making it here.
The CVT doesn't come with paddleshift controls. Instead, there ...
Vehicle Roadtest - David Thomson - 1 Nov 2014 - 5:05am - 0 comments
|Surprise package - Nissan's new Juke|
, and satellite navigation.
(Nissan, 4x4 / SUV, Juke, Ti S, 1600, 6-Speed CVT) ...
Vehicle Roadtest - David Thomson - 21 Jun 2014 - 6:09am - 0 comments
|Frugal Nissan Pulsar a quiet achiever|
of the market.
(Nissan, Hatchback, Pulsar, ST, 1800, 6-Speed CVT) ... the front wheels via a six-stage CVT transmission. Bearing in mind that there is also a 140kW 1.6-litre ...
Vehicle Roadtest - David Thomson - 2 Nov 2013 - 5:09am - 0 comments
|Refinement a strength in Suzuki SX4|
(Suzuki, Hatchback, Sx4, 2000, 6-Speed CVT) ... rather than leading edge, the engine is offered with a six-stage CVT transmission on the LTD. Equipped ...
Vehicle Roadtest - David Thomson - 15 Jun 2013 - 6:14am - 0 comments
|Pleasing return by Nissan Pulsar|
(Nissan, Pulsar, Sedan, 1800, 6-Speed CVT) ... bread-and-butter, with a 96kW/174Nm 1.8-litre engine driving the front wheels via a six-stage CVT transmission. Nissan was one of the first mainstream manufacturers to venture down the CVT path, and its ...
Vehicle Review - David Thomson - 6 Jul 2013 - 6:04am - 0 comments
|Suzuki's new Kizashi worth serious look|
CVT, Kizashi, Sedan, 2010, 2400, 4 doors, 6-Speed CVT, 4, Otago Daily Times) ... .
Even the base model GLX, which was supplied for appraisal in $37,990 CVT-transmission form, gets chrome ... -stage CVT automatic transmissions is available to drive the front wheels.
The CVT-equipped test car made ...
Vehicle Roadtest - David Thomson - 13 Nov 2010 - 5:00am - 0 comments
|Solid all-round showing from Nissan's updated X-Trail |
, 4x4 / SUV, X-Trail, 2400, 6-Speed CVT) ... .
Both feature petrol power and six-speed CVT transmissions, with the wagon mustering peak outputs of 102 ... -oriented tyres, a space-saver spare and CVT transmission.
This makes it the far superior option for Otago ...
Vehicle Roadtest - David Thomson - 10 Nov 2012 - 5:06am - 0 comments
|High-end hybrid a Lexus to impress|
a new performance benchmark for hybrid saloons.
(Lexus, GS450H F-SPORT, Sedan, 3500, 6-Speed CVT) ... at a 213kW and 345Nm, and when the car's six-stage CVT transmission is called on to deliver the maximum ...
Vehicle Roadtest - David Thomson - 20 Oct 2012 - 5:04am - 0 comments
|Peugeot's 4008 a modest adventurer|
French in nature.
(Peugeot, 4008, 4x4 / SUV, 2000, 6-Speed CVT) ... , the same door and roof panels, a 2-litre petrol/six-stage CVT transmission combination that is 100 ... -stage CVT transmission.
The limitations of such a combination were particularly exposed on Dunedin ...
Vehicle Review - David Thomson - 15 Sep 2012 - 6:05am - 0 comments
|Honda Jazz sporting new attitude|
(Honda, Hatchback, 1300, 6-Speed Manual) ... to the entry S model (a 1.3 CVT not yet here) and, on coarse chip, are already quite busy.
But, yes ... an enthusiast.
The manual is, understandably, much better at extracting the fizz than the CVT, which ...
Vehicle Roadtest - Richard Bosselman - 28 Jun 2014 - 6:07am - 0 comments
|New Honda Jazz adds pizzazz|
of the Honda range.
(Honda, Hatchback, Jazz, RS Mugen, 1500, 6-Speed Manual) ... has go-fast-look skirts and sports trim plus a manual rather than CVT gearbox and bigger wheels ... car was a six-speed manual rather than the CVT version most customers prefer, but those who wish ...
Vehicle Roadtest - David Thomson - 8 Nov 2014 - 5:06am - 0 comments
|Much to admire in new Mazda3 |
impressive mainstream new models to have been launched this year.
(Sedan, 2500, 6-Speed Automatic) ... for the SkyActiv six-speed automatic gearbox though; it's far superior to the CVT transmissions that other ... initially in the way it supports greater mechanical refinement by side-stepping the infamous fixed-rev CVT ...
Vehicle Roadtest - David Thomson - 23 Aug 2014 - 6:08am - 0 comments
|Honda Insight has feel-good factor|
, Hatchback, Insight, 1339cc, 5 doors, 6-Speed CVT, 3 1/2) ... selector for its CVT gearbox, and even a normal key. Although there is some special hybrid instrumentation ...
Vehicle Roadtest - David Thomson - 5 Mar 2011 - 5:00am - 0 comments
|New WRX another strong showing from Subaru|
, STi, WRX, 2500, 6-Speed Manual) ... -only might seem strange, given that the WRX now has the Lineartronic CVT. It's a marketing call ...
Vehicle Roadtest - Richard Bosselman - 19 Jul 2014 - 6:11am - 0 comments
|Corolla sedan a smooth move from Toyota|
, Corolla, Sedan, 1800, 4 doors, 6-Speed Manual) ... available with CVT, for a $1500 price premium, the manual marked a welcome change in a world of weekly road ... .
Testing this engine in combination with the new CVT transmission in various Corolla hatchbacks last year ...
Vehicle Roadtest - David Thomson - 26 Jul 2014 - 6:06am - 0 comments
|Renault re-energises the Clio|
strong for its size and quoted output, the EDC beats any regular auto (or CVT) hands down, it corners nippily and it has a confident, yet quite grown-up, ride.
(Renault, Clio, Hatchback, 1200, 6-Speed Manual, Otago Daily Times) ...
Vehicle Review - Richard Bosselman - 8 Mar 2014 - 5:16am - 0 comments
|Nissan Pulsar ST-S 1.6 TURBO HATCH 2014|
* CVT AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION with 6-SPEED MANUAL MODE * POWER STEERING * CRUISE CONTROL * AIR ...
Doors: 5 doors
Transmission: CVT ...
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|Nissan X-Trail ST 2WD 7-SEAT 2014|
* 2.5 Fuel-injected Petrol Engine * 126kW / 226Nm * CVT Automatic Transmission with 6-Speed Manual ... : Christchurch
Doors: 5 doors
Fuel Type ...
Car Ad - Cockram Nissan - 26 Mar 2015 - 4:23am - 0 comments
|Lifestyle focus to fore in Impreza XV|
(Subaru, Impreza VX, 2000, 5 doors, 6-Speed Manual) ... engine almost exclusively married to a Lineartronic CVT gearbox from Legacy.
Standard trim runs ... strengths and drawbacks.
They're talking about a diesel CVT in the future, which offers promise ...
Vehicle Roadtest - Richard Bosselman - 17 Dec 2011 - 5:04am - 0 comments