TOKYO -- Nissan Motor Co. and Renault SA jointly have developed 1.5-liter and 2.0-liter gasoline-powered engines for global use. It is not known if the four-cylinder engines will come to the United States.
"In time, over 70 percent of our models with four-cylinder gasoline engines will be powered" by the new engines, Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn said at a press conference last week.
Nissan will use the 1.5-liter engine for the Tiida, a five-door hatchback, scheduled to arrive in Japan in late September and for the Tiida Latio, a sedan version of the Tiida, which will go on sale in Japan in late October. If the Tiida models are brought to the United States, they would be positioned below the Sentra.