- Hyundai Venue will debut the iMT technology in India
- iMT will automate clutch operation though driver is to manually change gears
- Kia Sonet to come with iMT system in coming months
Hyundai has announced that it will soon be introducing a new transmission technology to the Venue compact SUV. Dubbed as an intelligent manual transmission (iMT), the gearbox will be introduced with the 120hp, 1.0-litre, direct-injection, turbo-petrol engine later this month. Hyundai promises the ‘first-in-industry’ gearbox technology to combine the strengths of manual and automatic transmissions.
What is intelligent manual transmission (iMT)?
You can think of this ‘two-pedal, clutch-less system’ as a hybrid of manual and automatic gearboxes. The task of shifting gears rests with the driver, as with a conventional manual gearbox, though the iMT does away with the need of a clutch…