In the “charged” Hyundai N models and will continue to use manual transmissionJune 30, 2020
The South Korean brand believes that in high-performance Hyundai N models it is necessary to continue to use manual transmissions. The company’s management also recognizes the growing popularity of “machines.”
The number of “hot” hatchbacks that are equipped with manual gearboxes is reduced, and this is not at all surprising, since the demand for cars with three pedals is also decreasing. For instance. Volkswagen no longer offers “mechanics” for more powerful versions of the Golf model (diesel GTD and electrified GTE) – instead, the car is only offered with a DSG robotic gearbox. Fortunately, the German brand retained the GTI with a 6-speed manual.
Honda and Ford are also releasing their hot manual models, with the Civic Type R, Focus ST and Fiesta ST using six-speed manual gearboxes.
Hyundai promises not to abandon the use of a mechanical gearbox for its high-performance N-family models.
“Where possible, we would still like to offer customers a choice of manual gearbox for classic lovers, as well as an eight-speed dual-clutch automatic,” said Howard Lam, head of Hyundai’s planning department.
We are not completely surprised by this decision, though. This year, Hyundai updated the “charged” hatchback i30 N, and, fortunately, it can be purchased with a six-speed manual gearbox, along with the new 7-speed dual-clutch gearbox. Thus, the updated i20 N can also be purchased with a manual transmission.
However, Hyundai admits that the demand for manual gearboxes is already not so high. “We understand that our competitors, offering high-performance versions of conventional models with automatic transmission, have significant sales growth. I would say more people will buy a car with automatic transmission than with traditional “mechanics”. ”
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