The long-awaited automatic gearbox for the Hyundai i30 N will at last make its international debut next year, with the brand’s performance boss planning a Korean launch in early 2020.
But Mr Biermann says the DCT will perform very differently in an N-badged product than it would in a regular Hyundai vehicle.
“Next year it will come into N car. So early 2020 in the Korean market,” Mr Biermann told CarsGuide.
“It will also go into other vehicles, not only into an N. But when it lives in an N it (feels) a different transmission to when it lives in an SUV.”
Ealier reports had the gearbox arriving in 2019 – though Mr Biermann insists early 2020 was always the plan – but Hyundai is promising it will have been worth the wait, describing the N Mode function specifially as “unbelievable”.
“It’s our own in-house development, and we did it so it can meet many cars, but the way we’re applying it and tuning it in an N is a whole different story to how we would for an SUV with a diesel engine,” he says.
“You could never tell it’s the same transmission. The N mode is unbelievable.”
Article Source: Cars Guide MagazineOctober 8, 2019 9:02 am