Hyundai replaces the iMT gearbox in the Venue SUV with a 6-speed manual gearbox

After three years of service, the clutchless transmission units used inside Hyundai Venue SUVs have been discontinued. The automaker recently updated its subcompact SUV variants. The new version of the SUV does not include the gearbox that was introduced in India with the Venue in July 2020. Hyundai now offers the Venue SUV with five-speed manual gearbox options, six-speed manual and seven-speed DCT gearbox options only. A six-speed manual gearbox replaced the iMT transmissions.

by: HT Auto Office
Updated on: September 13, 2023, at 1:45 pm

Hyundai has decided to discontinue the iMT gearbox in the Venue SUV. Clutchless transmission technology was introduced for the first time in India in this SUV in 2020.

Hyundai used to offer the iMT clutchless gearbox in three variants of the Venue SUV. These were the double notes S(O), SX(O) and SX(O). The gearbox option did not find very many takers as customers went for either manual or automatic transmission options. Dual-pedal clutch technology provides drivers with the flexibility to shift gears on the go without having to use the clutch. It promised the best of both worlds with enhanced handling, while still being fun to drive.

Hyundai now offers a six-speed manual gearbox in both petrol and diesel versions. Among the petrol variants, a six-speed manual transmission with the 1.0-litre turbo unit is offered in variants like S(O), SX(O), SX(O) Bi-Tone, SX(O) Knight Edition and SX(O). ) Double-Tone Knight Edition. In the diesel variants, Hyundai offers a six-speed unit with variants like S+, SX, SX Dualtone, SX(O) and SX(O) Dualtone. All these variants are offered with 1.5-litre diesel engines.

Pricing for Hyundai Venue petrol models with a six-speed manual gearbox starts at $10.32 lakh (ex-showroom) and goes up to $12.80 lakh (ex-showroom). Diesel variants with the same gearbox range in price between $10.46 lakh and $13.33 lakh (ex-showroom).

How the iMT Clutchless Transmission works:

Hyundai’s iMT technology features a transmission lever (TGS) with intent sensor, hydraulic actuator and transmission control unit (TCU). The system is designed to provide a smooth driving experience by integrating coherent logic between the various components in the manual transmission.

The transmission control module receives a signal from the TGS torque sensor, indicating drivers want to change gears. The TCU sends a signal to operate the hydraulic motor which forms the hydraulic pressure. Hydraulic pressure is then sent to the concentric slave cylinder (CSC) through the clutch tube. The concentric slave cylinder uses this pressure to control the clutch and pressure plate, thus engaging and disengaging the clutch. The driver can change gears smoothly without having to mechanically operate the clutch pedal.

First publication date: Sep 13, 2023 at 1:45 PM IST

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