2010 Tucson and Sonata YF to get new 6-speed automatic transmission
Next generation Hyundai Sonata and Tucson crossover will be far more advanced products than the current ones. Featuring new, more attractive design, both will also have more novelties under their skin.
New Hyundai Sonata and new Hyundai Tucson will both will both be equipped with 184 – 200 horsepower, hi-tech four-cylinder diesel engine which will be mated to the all-new six speed automatic transmissions that Hyundai has just recently developed.
Developed in house, with Hyundais own technology, the six-speed automatic transmission will not only be applied to next generation Sonata and Tucson, but also to Azera, Veracruz SUV and Genesis sedan.
At the moment several Hyundai models use Aisin and ZF developed six-speed automatics, but starting with next year, mid-size Hyundai models will benefit from a newely developed six-speed transmission.
To start producing its new 6-speed automatic transmission, Hyundai has to wait until construction works on its new transmission plant are completed. Based in Ulsan (S. Korea), the plant has been under construction since October and is expected to be completed in the second half of next year.
Details on the new six-speed automatic transmission so far are slim, but as soon Hyundai reveals more information, we will post it here at the Hyundai Blog.