In a recent article, we had mentioned about the iMT technology that was being developed by Hyundai. Read here. Now it has been confirmed that the Hyundai venue is going to get this new iMT system as an update. This will make the Hyundai Venue be the first brand to bring this technology in India. Know all about this technology in this article and its benefits.
When will it Arrive?
Hyundai Motors announced that they will debut the intelligent manual transmission (iMT) on the Hyundai Venue in July 2020. The Venue will be offered with a 6-speed manual transmission on the petrol variant with the iMT technology. The usual 3 pedal setup will be changed to the 2 pedal setup on the Hyundai Venue. This will keep the flexibility of shifting when the user wants along with the reduced hassle of using a clutch. The efficiency is expected to go up as well as the performance is to remain intact.
Mr. SS Kim, MD & CEO, Hyundai Motor India Ltd., said, “Hyundai has been driving the adoption of new and innovative technologies at scale. With our ‘Future Ready’ business strategy, we have been continuously striving for customer delight with Human centric technologies that present our innate understanding of what our customers’ desire. iMT is one such technology that accounts for pleasure of driving and also the convenience needed to ease the hectic burden of daily commutes. This unparalleled drive experience with Hyundai Venue – India’s First Connected SUV has been curated through a constant pursuit of innovation for Customer Delight.”
How Does it Work?
In simple word, there is an electronic clutch that anticipates the shifts by the user and engages and disengages. The computerised clutch action has a lot of components involved in them. Hyundai has explained it as
- Transmission Control Unit receives a signal from TGS Lever Intention Sensor, indicating drivers desire to change gears.
- TCU sends a 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.
- The driver is able to seamlessly shift gears without the need to mechanically operate the clutch pedal.
To sum it up this technology will be the first in class 2 pedal system for an intelligent manual transmission. The Hyundai Venue will be the first car to bring this technology to India. There is a chance that the Kia sonnet will also see this technology as this technology is developed by Kia too. Hyundai Venue iMT will be seen on the Kappa 1.0 T-GDI Petrol engine which will be offered with 6-speed manual transmission. This will provide the user with the comfort of shifting gears without using the clutch.
We are excited to test this technology as it tries to eliminate the majority of problems with the AMT transmission while not losing the fun of Manual transmission. Stay subscribed to our Youtube channel and follow us on Google News, Facebook, Telegram and Twitter.