Hyundai is remaining dedicated to providing its driver-focused fashions with guide transmissions.
The South Korean automotive producer has actually discovered its mojo lately with the launch of its N efficiency division and set the recent hatch market alight with the beloved i30 N, bought solely with a six-speed guide transmission. Hyundai lately launched an optionally available eight-speed dual-clutch for the Veloster N and can quickly supply it with the i30 N however that doesn’t imply the stick shift goes anyplace.
Throughout a current interview with Motoring, Hyundai product planner Howard Lam will look to supply drivers the choice of a guide and dual-clutch ‘field into the long run.
“The place doable, we might proceed to love to supply consumers the selection of a guide transmission for purists or the eight-speed dual-clutch transmission,” Lam stated. “It’s arduous to say what development we’ll obtain, however we perceive that our opponents who supply an computerized have achieved vital combine with these transmission. We’ll simply have to attend. I’d say extra folks will purchase the auto than the guide.”
Hyundai is readying a sequence of N-badged efficiency fashions for the approaching years. The primary cab off the ranks is predicted to be a punchy i20 N designed as a rival to the likes of the Volkswagen Polo GTI, Ford Fiesta ST, and Renault Clio RS. This mannequin is tipped to have a turbocharged 1.6-liter four-cylinder petrol engine with roughly 200 hp and can be bought as customary with a six-speed guide however a dual-clutch is actually wanting more likely to be provided additionally.
Different Hyundai N fashions considered on the horizon embody a Kona N and an Elantra N.