Hyundai Venue To Be Offered With iMT Clutchless Manual Transmission In India

South Korean automaker Hyundai, has recently announced that the Venue compact-SUV will be offered with an (iMT) intelligent Manual Transmission in the Indian market. The company is expected to launch the new gearbox with the SUV's 1.0-litre turbo petrol engine.

Hyundai Venue To Be Offered With iMT Clutchless Manual Transmission In India: Details

Hyundai will be launching the new gearbox alongside the existing optional transmissions that are already available with the turbo-petrol engine. Currently, the 1.0-litre T-GDI unit is offered with either a six-speed manual gearbox or a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission. The iMT transmission is expected to make its way into the compact-SUVs line-up sometime this month.

Hyundai Venue To Be Offered With iMT Clutchless Manual Transmission In India: Details

The (iMT) stands for intelligent manual transmission, and it will not have a manually-operated clutch as seen on the conventional manual gearbox. The transmission will still have a clutch, however, the task of operating the clutch will be done by a (TCU) transmission control unit and a couple of sensors.

Hyundai Venue To Be Offered With iMT Clutchless Manual Transmission In India: Details

As soon as the driver is about to change the gear, the sensor sends the signals to a hydraulic actuator to engage and disengage the clutch plate. The company claims that the iMT gearbox will provide enhanced convenience without compromising on fuel efficiency and performance, unlike a conventional torque-converter automatic transmission.

Hyundai Venue To Be Offered With iMT Clutchless Manual Transmission In India: Details

Hyundai is offering the 1.0-litre T-GDI engine is offered in a couple of trims with both manual and automatic transmissions. The turbo-petrol retails between Rs 8.46 lakh and 11.51 lakh, ex-showroom (Delhi). The iMT is also expected to be offered in a couple of trim levels as well.

Hyundai Venue To Be Offered With iMT Clutchless Manual Transmission In India: Details

Alongside the turbo-petrol engine, the Venue is also offered with other engine and transmission options. The 1.2-litre naturally aspirated engine produces 82bhp and 115Nm of torque and comes mated to a standard five-speed gearbox. The 1.5-litre diesel unit produces 100bhp and 240Nm of torque and is paired to a six-speed manual transmission.

Hyundai Venue To Be Offered With iMT Clutchless Manual Transmission In India: Details

Some of the highlighted features of the Hyundai Venue include the brand's ‘BlueLink' connected technology, cruise control, wireless phone charging, an eight-inch touch screen infotainment system that supports Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, six airbags, hill assist control, vehicle stability management, electronic stability control, a reverse parking camera with digital guidelines, and ABS with EBD and a host of other features.

Hyundai Venue To Be Offered With iMT Clutchless Manual Transmission In India: Details

The Hyundai Venue rivals the newly launched Honda WR-V, the Tata Nexon, the Mahindra XUV300 the Maruti Vitara Brezza, and the Ford EcoSport in the Indian market. However, the highly competitive compact-SUV segment in India will soon receive a few new models including the Nissan Magnite, the Renault Kriger and Venue's upcoming primary rival the Kia Sonet.

Hyundai Venue To Be Offered With iMT Clutchless Manual Transmission In India: Details

Thoughts About The Hyundai Venue To Be Offered With iMT Clutchless Manual Transmission In India

The Hyundai Venue turbo-petrol variant has certainly started a revolution in the Indian market. The increasing demand for the turbo-petrol engine has encouraged the company to introduce a new transmission option. The iMT transmission offers the best of both worlds by offering the convenience by not having to manual-operate the clutch pedal, yet shifting gears using a lever.

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Article Published On: Saturday, July 4, 2020, 17:43 [IST]
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