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Old 15th November 2010, 11:22   #1
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Hyundai Plans 10-Speed Transmissions, 50 MPG CAFE Rating | AutoGuide.com News

At today’s Michigan tech briefing, Hyundai announced plans for new transmissions, including a 10 speed automatic, and ambitious fuel economy targets.

Hyundai claimed that a 10 speed automatic would be part of their overall strategy for 2016 through 2020, along with cylinder deactivation. Even more enticing, Hyundai confirmed that a dual clutch transmission would be offered shortly, in conjunction with a new 1.6L engine, and strongly hinted that this package would appear on their upcoming Veloster sports car.
Hyundai also affirmed their commitment to achieving a 50 MPG CAFE rating for the year 2025. Sounds impressive, but that figure is only about 37 mpg when measured by traditional EPA standards, so it’s not all that astounding.
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Whats the point? Does it really make a difference? 9 speed or 10.
Even if they provide a tiptronic system (DCT), drivers will be confused. Better left in AT. If you can have 10 speed AT why not design a good CVT?
Even miles per gallon does not break any new grounds.
And with boat like handling it is difficult to be a driver's car.

And no way is this car coming to India. neither it is justified.
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That will be one confused Tranny. This is just not going to work.
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To be honest, I already find 6sp AT kinda annoying.

They keep shifting up and down everytime you feather the throttle.
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Originally Posted by Cyrus43 View Post
That will be one confused Tranny. This is just not going to work.

I believe there should be a limit on the number of gears. Think 18-wheelers, they have lots of gears, not sure of the exact number, but IIRC more than 20.

If anyone has driven behind them at a red light, you know the trucks have zero torque at low speeds when the light turns green. It takes so long to get them moving.
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