Is the Hyundai i30 auto a torque converter or an automatic clutch?

I bought a Kia Venga 1.6-litre automatic, which is nice, but I preferred the Hyundais I've had in the past. If I were to change I notice there is a 1.6-litre petrol (I only drive petrol) automatic on the Hyundai i30. Is this a proper torque converter, like the one on my Venga, or is it an automatic clutch? I chose the Venga as it was quite high entry for my wife to get into the passenger seat, but the Venga seems small in comparison to the i30. They said mine is a MPV, but would the i30 be as high or much lower?

Asked on 21 December 2016 by Moggie939

Answered by Honest John
Not any more. From 2012 the 4-speed torque converter auto in the KIA Cee'd and Hyundai i30 was switched to a 6-speed dual clutch auto, while the 1.6 CRDIs got a 6 speed torque converter. More recently the 1.6 CRDI transmissions were replaced by a 7-speed dual clutch auto. Very few problems reported with any of these dual clutch autos so far. The i30 seats are a bit lower than in the Venga and the Hyundai ix20.
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