I have literally seen an interview with Albert Bierman stating they are developing a DCT version with intent to release for the 2020 model year. He was not specific as to what regional market though.That's just rumor and speculation. There is no announcement or media with actual proof Hyundai is actually producing one for the Veloster N are. The Kona N will have an uprated DCT for the Theta 2.0T 250 hp model. But there is nothing but speculation and rumor as to the Veloster N getting a DCT anytime soon. Even the i30N in overseas is a manual. Hyundai doesn't have a robust enough unit to handle the horsepower output.
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Albert Bierman said the VN will be available with a DCT in a year or two.No CVT! A CVT is a (Constant Velocity Trans) and they're junk and Honda uses them. I thing you mean DCT. There's no hard evidence there will be a DCT available. This has already been hashed out several time. Do a search and you'll see the results. Hyundai has said nothing unofficially or officially. Most if not all the information is speculation and rumors, nothing concrete.
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Where are you getting your information on the Kona N?I might, as long as Hyundai Corporate approves. Hasn't happened, as the N Division doesn't have a dedicated engine or powertrain division. It's easy to prove just post the link/s.
Where are the official Hyundai links, saying it's happening?
https://www.gtplanet.net/this-aint-no-one-trick-pony-2019-hyundai-veloster-n-review/ "While the lesser models offer a DCT, the manual is currently the only option on the N. Hyundai says a DCT is coming, but not to expect it for a few years." . A few years is two or more. We'll see, Hyundai has changed their mind on specifications time and time again.
Where, here is the entire interview? Nothing was said about the DCT.
Not here either!
Here at 3:04 but nothing from Bierman directly. Again, speculation from Tom Voelk
If this is the proof you offer, then it still remains to be seen. In the auto world two year is a considerable length of time and things do change over the years. Allot has to do with how the N will be accepted, in it's largest market, the US. Right now, the DCT used in the Veloster R-Spec and Turbo, isn't near robust enough to handle the power output of the N standard or PP. It will require a joint effort from Hyundais Engine/Powertrain Divisions and the N division, to produce one that can work with the Limited Slip differential and handle the current horsepower output.
The Kona N which is due out in 2020, will have a DCT, but is likely to share it with the i30N and only the standard version as the PP will remain manual. Some, are predicting it will be a wet clutch assembly, not a dry clutch pack that is now offered in the Veloster and Kona. The Kona N will be capped at the 2.0T Theta 250 hp engine and will not have the Limited Slop Differential. More likely AWD. However, this is also speculation and remains to be seen. No official word, as of now from Hyundai or Hyundai N Division.
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Its a Continuously Variable Transmission, its not a Constant Velocity Transmission. Its not a glorified PWM (Pulse Width Modulator). https://auto.howstuffworks.com/cvt.htmNo CVT! A CVT is a (Constant Velocity Trans) and they're junk and Honda uses them. I thing you mean DCT. There's no hard evidence there will be a DCT available. This has already been hashed out several time. Do a search and you'll see the results. Hyundai has said nothing unofficially or officially. Most if not all the information is speculation and rumors, nothing concrete.
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https://www.kelownanissan.com/2014/08/18/cvt-constant-velocity-transmission/ . Beg your pardon, it can be called either:grin:
Lets just say a very reliable source that shall remain unknown for specific reasons.:wink:Where are you getting your information on the Kona N?