What is Hyundai SHIFTRONIC®?

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While exploring the Hyundai lineup, you might have come across SHIFTRONIC® on the specs sheet. What is Hyundai SHIFTRONIC®? Select Hyundai models are equipped with this unique transmission system that gives drivers the opportunity to override the automatic transmission and shift gears manually. Another standout feature of SHIFTRONIC® is the fact that an advanced computer actually prevents the engine from stalling or over-revving while SHIFTRONIC® is engaged.


Using the SHIFTRONIC® system on your Hyundai vehicle is actually quite simple. All you have to do to activate this feature is to move the shift lever into the SHIFTRONIC® gear position. It’s that easy! Depending on the model that you drive, there are different ways to shift gears with SHIFTRONIC®.

  • Regular Gear Shift: To downshift, pull the lever backward. To upshift, push the shift lever forward.
  • Paddle Shifters: Press the “+” button on the paddle shifter when you need to upshift. Press the “-” button paddle shifter when you need to downshift.

When Should I Use Hyundai SHIFTRONIC®?

If you have a vehicle that is outfitted with Hyundai SHIFTRONIC®, you may be wondering when you should use the system. If you are looking to improve handling, braking, and fuel economy, Hyundai SHIFTRONIC® can help you do so.

  • Added Control: If you encounter less than ideal driving conditions in , you can have peace of mind with the added control SHIFTRONIC® provides. Simply use SHIFTRONIC® to downshift instead of braking to lower your speed and minimize the chance of skidding.
  • Better Acceleration: In certain instances, quicker acceleration can help you get out of the path of collision. When used properly, Hyundai SHIFTRONIC® can help drivers accelerate more quickly.
  • Easy Deceleration: Drivers have the ability to downshift and reduce the speed of the vehicle. Applying the brakes is not necessary.
  • More Excitement: You may simply love the fun of driving a vehicle with a manual transmission.

Contact Triple J Saipan for Additional Information

If you would like to know more about the Hyundai SHIFTRONIC® feature or how to use SHIFTRONIC®, do not hesitate to reach out to the team at Triple J Saipan. We are also more than happy to share our car care tipswith our neighbors in .

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