Hyundai Trucks offers Allison fully automatic in light duty trucks in Australia
4th June 2020
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The Allison 1000 Series™ fully automatic transmission with xFE technology is now available as an option on all four Hyundai Mighty trucks sold in Australia. As the first light duty truck to offer an Allison fully automatic in this market, Hyundai Trucks Australia aims to increase its brand appeal and provide a clear advantage over competitors’ light duty models.

“Allison is the most respected name in commercial vehicle automatic transmissions and the inclusion of the Allison 1000 Series with xFE technology means the Hyundai Mighty now has the best automatic transmission available in the market,” said Hyundai Trucks Australia Managing Director, Dilup Kumar. “Having the Allison 1000 xFE in our Hyundai Mighty will deliver greater durability, better efficiency and value as well as safer operation and it will give a clear competitive advantage over the competition.”

“Automatics are clearly the preferred option for the majority of light and medium duty truck buyers today and not having an automatic available in our range until now has been a significant challenge for Hyundai Trucks Australia,” added Kumar.

The Mighty Truck range consists of the 4.5 tonne GVM EX4, the 6.5 tonne EX6, the 7.8 tonne GVM EX8 and the 8.5 tonne GVM EX9 models. The Hyundai Mighty automatic is powered by the 127kW/608Nm version of Hyundai’s 3.9 litre four-cylinder turbo inter-cooled diesel engine mated to the six-speed, fully automatic Allison 1000 Series™ xFE.

Recognising the market’s focus on fuel economy, the choice of 1000 xFE transmission allows the combination of a unique hardware and FuelSense® 2.0 software for optimum fuel performance. The FuelSense® 2.0 software with DynActive™ shifting provides an infinitely variable combination of shift points, using a learning algorithm to continuously monitor and adjust shifting for the ideal balance of fuel economy and performance, based on the vehicle’s duty cycle. This ensures the vehicle operates more efficiently, while still achieving the performance expected of an Allison. In addition, the 1000 xFE transmission is also equipped with a Low Rate Damper to further enhance driver comfort and reduce driveline shock, as compared to manual and automated manual transmissions.

The Allison 1000 xFE offers improved launch performance, increased productivity, smoother shifting, easier operation, and enhanced driver comfort, as compared to competitive manual and automated manual transmissions. It utilises a patented torque converter for a launching device, which offers superior performance and eliminates clutch replacements.

This results in increased economic value due to productivity and reduced downtime versus traditional manual and automated manual transmissions. Through the torque converter, the 1000 xFE will achieve optimised manoeuvring in confined spaces whether in city conditions or on construction sites.

The Hyundai Mighty automatic is now available through Hyundai Trucks Australian dealer network.

Image – Hyundai Trucks Australia has announced that Allison automatics will now be offered as an option on its range of Hyundai Mighty light duty trucks in Australia, becoming the first light duty truck to offer an Allison fully automatic in this market.

Image – The Allison 1000 Series™ with xFE technology is now available on all four Hyundai Mighty models from the 4.5 tonne GVM EX4 and 6.5 tonne EX6 to the 7.8 tonne GVM EX8 and 8.5 tonne GVM EX9 in Australia.

Image – The Allison 1000 xFE offers improved launch performance, increased productivity, smoother shifting, easier operation, and enhanced driver comfort, as compared to competitive manual and automated manual transmissions. It utilises a patented torque converter for a launching device, which offers superior performance and eliminates clutch replacements.

About Allison Transmission
Allison Transmission is the world’s largest manufacturer of fully automatic transmissions for medium- and heavy-duty commercial vehicles and medium- and heavy-tactical U.S. defense vehicles, as well as a supplier of commercial vehicle propulsion solutions, including electric hybrid and fully electric propulsion systems. Allison products are used in a wide variety of applications, including on-highway trucks (distribution, refuse, construction, fire and emergency), buses (school, transit and coach), motorhomes, off-highway vehicles and equipment (energy, mining and construction applications) and defense vehicles (wheeled and tracked). Founded in 1915, the company is headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA. With a market presence in more than 80 countries, Allison has regional headquarters in the Netherlands, China and Brazil with manufacturing facilities in the U.S., Hungary and India. Allison also has approximately 1,500 independent distributor and dealer locations worldwide. For more information, visit allisontransmission.com.