Hyundai has launched the Venue iMT (intelligent manual transmission) in the Indian market and it will also come with a new Sport variant. The Hyundai Venue will be joining the Kia Sonet in the Indian market as vehicles equipped with a clutchless manual.
For those who are wondering what is an iMT, or intelligent manual transmission, it is an industry-first gearbox that uses an intentional sensor that informs a transmission control unit when a driver intends to shift. With this, Hyundai says shifting gears makes it effortless on the part of the driver.
The new Hyundai Venue Sport variant
Hyundai India is exclusively offering the clutchless manual to the Venue’s SX variant priced at Rs 9.90 lakh (around Php 653,000) and SX(O) variant priced at Rs 11.09 lakh (around Php 731,000).
These two variants use a 1.0-liter T-GDI turbocharged gasoline engine. This makes the new model Rs 22,000 (about Php 14,500) more expensive than the regular manual transmission variant.
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The exclusive badge in the Sport variant
As for the new Venue Sport variant, it will be powered by either a 1.0-liter T-GDI gasoline engine or a 1.5-liter U2 CRDi diesel engine. The 1.0-liter T-GDI gasoline engine is coupled to either Hyundai’s new iMT or a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission (DCT), while the 1.5-liter U2 CRDi diesel engine is coupled to a 6-speed manual transmission.
The new Venue Sport variant will come with exclusive exterior features such as dual-tone exterior color, red brake calipers, gloss black front grille with red insert, dark grey front bumper garnish, dark grey roof rail, and red accents on wheel arches and body side molding.
Interior view of the Hyundai Venue Sport
Inside, the new Venue Sport variant will come with exclusive features such as D-cut steering with red stitching, sporty metal pedals, dark grey upholstery, red color accents on knobs, and red stitching and piping on upholstery, door trims, and steering.
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