Why does nobody build small cars with torque converter automatic gearboxes?

The Hyundai i10 and Kia Picanto both come with automated manual transmissions. Why do they not get torque converter gearboxes?

Asked on 28 February 2020 by geoff askew

Answered by Andrew Brady
Automated manual transmissions are cheaper to produce and generally more efficient than torque-converter gearboxes - both important factors in affordable city cars.
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