Hyundai Venue 1.0L turbo-petrol to get clutchless 6-speed iMT

Hyundai will be introducing a 6-speed intelligent Manual Transmission (iMT) on the Venue sub-4 meter SUV. It will be launched later this month.

The 6-speed iMT uses a Transmission Gear Shift (TGS) Lever with Intention Sensor, Hydraulic Actuator and Transmission Control Unit (TCU). The system enables the driver to seamlessly shift gears without the need to mechanically operate a clutch pedal.

Hyundai's 6-speed iMT is unlike traditional automated manual transmissions (AMTs), where the gearshifts are automated. In the case of the iMT, the driver has to operate the gearbox manually, while the function of the clutch is automated.

The new 6-speed iMT will be available as an option with the 1.0-litre turbo petrol engine. This engine produces 118 BHP @ 6,000 rpm and 172 Nm @ 1,500-4,000 rpm. At present, this engine is available with either a 6-speed manual or a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox.

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