Hyundai Venue iMT Clutch-Less Manual Transmission Announced!
The industry-first tech will make its debut with the Hyundai Venue Turbo later this month.
Hyundai Venue iMT announced officially, launch confirmed for July 2020. This is an industry-first technology that will make its debut with the Venue compact SUV. It will be offered with a 1.0-litre turbo petrol BS6 engine.
It is a 6-speed manual transmission that works without clutch. It is a 2-pedal technology where you can shift the gears manually without the need to operate the clutch.
How it works? Well, it has a Transmission Gear Shift (TGS) Lever that works with Intention Sensor, Hydraulic Actuator and Transmission Control Unit (TCU).
The TCU receives signal from TGS Lever Intention Sensor that indicates driver’s desire to shift the gears. The TCU then sends the signal to Hydraulic Actuator from Hydraulic Pressure. Now this pressure is sent to Concentric Slave Cylinder (CSC) through Clutch Tube.
The CSC uses the pressure to control the clutch and pressure plate, which engages and disengages the clutch.
Now with this tech you get the best of both worlds. No need to stress your left leg in stop-go traffic and the fun of controlling your gears manually. Well, how smoothly it works is yet to be seen once we drive it.
This technology will offer better efficiency too and will be more affordable than the fully-automatic transmissions.
The iMT tech will also come with the upcoming Kia Sonet, which is based on the same platform as the Hyundai Venue. We believe this new tech will be offered with more cars in their lineup and even more manufacturers will introduce this feature in the coming future.