Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Hyundai Launches New Intelligent Manual Transmission (iMT) & Introduces Sport Trim in VENUE


India Debut of Intelligent Manual Transmission (iMT) offering a clutch pedal free Drive Experience available on VENUE SX and SX(O) as well as VENUE in Sport Trim on SX & SX(O)
Sport trim in VENUE has been introduced on Kappa 1.0 l T-GDi Petrol BS6 and 1.5 l U2 CRDi Diesel BS6 engines
Sport trim in VENUE now features Sporty D-Cut Steering with Paddle Shifters on Kappa 1.0 l T-GDi Petrol BS6 engine with 7DCT
New Dual Tone Colour Titan Grey with Phantom Black Roof introduced on Sport trim in VENUE
Launched new S+ Trim on VENUE powered by Kappa 1.2 l Petrol BS6 engine with 5MT
India’s most awarded SUV of 2019-2020 

Hyundai Motor India Ltd., country’s first Smart Mobility Solutions Provider and largest exporter since inception, today launched the highly anticipated Intelligent Manual Transmission (iMT) and introduced Sport trim in VENUE. 

Commenting on the occasion, Mr SS Kim, MD & CEO, Hyundai Motor India Ltd., said, “Hyundai has consistently set the benchmark with new Products and Technologies that offer Superior Design, Comfort, Performance and Efficiency. VENUE – India’s First Connected and most awarded SUV of 2019-2020, has now been launched with the innovative Intelligent Manual Transmission (iMT) and Sport Trim. With this, we are once again setting new standards for the industry that will enhance Customer Delight and revolutionize the way India Drives.”  


Hyundai is upping the ante, offering the revolutionary new clutch pedal free iMT technology on its rip-roaring Kappa 1.0 l T-GDi Petrol BS6 engine mated to 6-Speed Manual Transmission that features an electromechanically actuated clutch. 

With the new launch, Hyundai is offering customers a clutch pedal free drive but with manual gear shift control for a thrilling Drive Experience that employs just the right facets of power packed performance on a Manual Transmission with the Seamless Comfort of a 2-Pedal Transmission. 


Hyundai’s iMT technology features a Transmission Gear Shift (TGS) Lever with Intention Sensor, Hydraulic Actuator and Transmission Control Unit (TCU). The system has been designed to offer a seamless Drive Experience by incorporating a cohesive logic between the various components on manual transmissions: 

Transmission Control Unit receives signal from TGS Lever Intention Sensor, indicating driver’s desire to change gears.
TCU sends signal to engage Hydraulic Actuator forming Hydraulic Pressure. 
Hydraulic Pressure is then sent to Concentric Slave Cylinder (CSC) through Clutch Tube. 
Concentric Slave Cylinder uses this pressure to control the clutch and pressure plate, thereby engaging and disengaging the clutch.  

Driver is able to seamlessly shift gears without the need to mechanically operate clutch pedal. 

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