Hyundai Venue iMT Uphill And Downhill Test

by Jatin Chhibber | 24/09/2020
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Here’s a YouTube video which explains how Hyundai Venue iMT performs when going uphill and downhill.

Hyundai Venue has been recently introduced with an option of a new clutchless-manual gearbox - 6-speed iMT, in the Indian market. With the introduction of this new gearbox option, the Indian audience gets to enjoy a manual gearbox but without the hassle of a clutch pedal. This gearbox option is a better choice for those who want to use gear lever but are not in favour of using the clutch pedal. The 6-speed iMT is quite different from the AMT gearbox because in AMT you also don’t need to use the gear lever either. Here’s recent YouTube video, which shows the uphill and downhill test of Hyundai Venue with this new 6-speed iMT. 

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This video was uploaded by a YouTube channel named PR Play. In the video, first, the YouTuber tells the difference between AMT and iMT gearboxes. Then he says that in an AMT car if a person is standing on an inclined surface and then he pulls his foot from the brake pedal, the car will go backward for a few inches before going in the forward direction.

The same is the case with a downhill that if a person wants to reverse his AMT-equipped car. First, the car will go a few inches forwards before going backwards. In this test, the Venue iMT was no different. Therefore simply showing that AMT and iMT cars take some time before engaging the gear to go uphill or downhill. However, both of these gearbox options are very different from an automatic transmission. 

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Hyundai Venue is one of the top-selling compact-SUVs in the country. It rivals the likes of Kia Sonet, Maruti Vitara Brezza, Mahindra XUV300, Ford EcoSport, Tata Nexon and Toyota Urban Cruiser. The Venue is offered with three engine options - 1.2-litre petrol, 1.5-litre diesel, and a 1.0-litre turbocharged petrol motor. Transmission options on the Venue include a 5-speed MT, 6-speed MT, 6-speed iMT, and 7-speed DCT. It carries a starting price of Rs 6.75 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi) for the entry-level E trim and goes all the way up to Rs 11.63 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi) for the top-spec Sport SX Plus variant.

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