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.
Dear Honest John,

Please help me choose my next car. I would like it to have:
    Select a few terms below
Similar questions
We need to buy an MPV and would like an automatic. We rarely use the car for long journeys (just a three mile run on the school run) and therefore want a petrol engine. However, everything we like is a...
How robust is the PowerShift transmission in a 2.0 Tdci EcoBoost Ford Mondeo? Can I expect it to last 100,000 miles?
I’m 66 and 6’10” tall and have run a Xsara Picasso Exclusive 2.0 HDi from 2004, which I love. Everything about it is right for me; however, it is approaching eight years and 100,000 miles so probably...
Related models
Spacious back seats and wide-opening doors. Easy to drive and park. Good visibility. Decent boot capacity.
Good range of efficient chain cam engines. Cheap to run. Good visibility. Easy to get in and out of. Plenty of rear passenger and boot space. Attractively facelifted for 2016 model year with newer engines and transmissions.
Looks more distinctive than original model. High quality interior. Very efficient engines. Excellent steering ride and handling on 15-inch wheels.
Comes with Kia's seven-year warranty as standard. Rides and handles very well on standard Hankook Kinergy Eco tyres.
 

Ask Honest John

Value my car