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Transmission

Hyundai logo5 Jul 2001

By MARTON PETTENDY

HYUNDAI has improved both the standard five-speed manual transmission and optional four-speed automatic. The former is claimed to have a smoother and more precise action, an improved shift lever change mechanism and reprofiled gear teeth that run quieter. The automatic, meanwhile, now has HIVAC (Hyundai Intelligent Vehicle Electronic Control) fuzzy logic which optimises gearshifting points and speed according to driver style and terrain, including skipping ratios on downshifts.The manual transmission has an improved shift action with the use of double cone keyless synchronisers on first and second gear. The manual lever mechanism gains poppet ball assembly with bearings rather than shift rail, reducing friction and improving shift smoothness and response.

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Automatic Elantras now have adaptive, fuzzy logic control to match the driver's style and the terrain, while normal automatic transmission service life has been extended 33 per cent to 200,000km

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