Hyundai Launches VENUE with India’s First Intelligent Manual Transmission and Sports Trim

Hyundai Motor India Ltd  today launched the highly anticipated Intelligent Manual Transmission (iMT) and introduced Sport trim in their Compact SUV model  VENUE. The SUV is India’s 1st car model to come with clutch-less intelligent manual transmission. Hyundai is offering the revolutionary new clutch pedal free iMT technology on its highly successful Kappa 1.0 l T-GDi Petrol BS6 engine mated to 6-Speed Manual Transmission that features an electro-mechanically actuated clutch.

New photo by Motor World India / Google Photos

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.”

FUNCTIONING OF INTELLIGENT MANUAL TRANSMISSION (iMT) –

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.
New photo by Motor World India / Google Photos

Sport trim in VENUE is being offered on Hyundai’s globally proven 1.5 l U2 CRDi Diesel BS6 engine (6MT) as well as Kappa 1.0 l T-GDi Petrol BS6 engine (iMT/ 7DCT).

VENUE ENGINE OPTIONS

POWER (ps/rpm)

TORQUE

(kgm/rpm)

SX

SX+

SX(O)

Sport Trim

Kappa 1.0 l Turbo GDi Petrol BS6

120/6 000

17.5/ 1 500 ~ 4 000

iMT

7DCT

iMT

1.5 l U2 CRDi Diesel BS6

100/4 000

24.5/1 500 ~ 2 750

6MT

6MT

The Sport trim  gets Paddle Shifters with Kappa 1.0 l T-GDi Petrol BS6 engine mated to 7DCT that is available on SX+ trim .

New photo by Motor World India / Google Photos

The new Sport trim features:

VENUE

Kappa 1.0 l T-GDi Petrol BS6

1.5 l U2 CRDi Diesel BS6

iMT

7DCT

6MT

Sport Trim

SX

SX(O)

SX+

SX

SX(O)

EXTERIOR

Dual Tone Exterior Color

SPORT Emblem

Red Brake Calipers

Glossy Black Front Grille with Red Insert

Dark Grey Front Bumper Garnish

Dark Grey Roof Rail with Red Insert

Red Inserts on the Wheel Arches and Body Side Molding

INTERIOR

D-Cut Steering with Red Stich

   X

Sporty Metal Pedals

Dark Grey Upholstery

Red Color Accents on Knobs

Red Stitching/ Piping on Upholstery, Door Trim, TGS, Steering

 Hyundai has introduced an  New Dual Tone Titan Grey with Phantom Black Roof color option. Sport Trim is also available in Dual Tone Polar White with Phantom Black Roof. Hyundai has also introduced the VENUE powered by Kappa 1.0 l T-GDi Petrol BS6 with iMT on SX and SX(O) variants ,the company has also launched a new S+ Trim on VENUE with Kappa 1.2 l Petrol BS6 engine with 5MT. The new variant will feature Projector Headlamps & Projector Fog Lamp, LED Tail Lamps and 20.32 cm Touch Screen Display Audio with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity.

New photo by Motor World India / Google Photos

Prices Pan India – 

  • VENUE – Sport Trim Price Details:

POWERTRAIN

Kappa 1.0 l T-GDi Petrol BS6/ iMT

Kappa  1.0 l T-GDi Petrol BS6/ 7DCT

1.5 l U2 CRDi Diesel BS6/ 6MT

Trim

SX

SX(O)

SX+

SX

SX(O)

Price (in )

ex-showroom

10 20 360

11 20 900

11 58 400

10 30 700

11 52 700

  • VENUE with iMT – Price Details:

POWERTRAIN

Kappa 1.0 l T-GDi Petrol BS6/ iMT

Trim

SX

SX(O)

Price (in )

ex-showroom

9 99 990

11 08 500

  • VENUE Kappa 1.2 l Petrol BS6/ 5MT Price (in ) ex-showroom – Rs 8 31 900

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