What is the Hyundai Venue iMT, and why does it exist?

The Venue iMT is a new variant of Hyundai’s compact SUV that uses a rather unique gearbox and is offered with the 1.0-litre turbo-petrol engine. In concept, it’s halfway between a manual and an automatic, and with it, Hyundai aims to offer buyers a bit more convenience than a manual gearbox, at a price that’s not too much higher.

iMT meant to give drivers the best of a manual and an automatic.

It retains the 6-speed, H-pattern shifter of the Venue’s manual gearbox, but does away with the clutch pedal altogether. This means you can just row through the gears without worrying about engaging and disengaging the clutch.

Why does the car have red bits all over it?

This has nothing to do with the iMT gearbox, but instead is a new ‘Sport’ cosmetic pack that can be added to the SX, SX+ and SX(O) variants,…

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