Hyundai says its wet-type DCT is similar in construction to a manual, meaning it can stand up to the engine’s immense power. Speaking of power, Hyundai confirmed the Kona would produce “approximately 276 horsepower,” which is one hp more than the Veloster N. The wet-type transmission employs two electric oil pumps that reduce friction between the moving parts, creating better clutch cooling and enabling greater torque transfer.
The High Flow Electric Oil Pump provides gear lubrication and clutch cooling, while the High Pressure Electric Oil Pump supplies oil to the accumulator and maintains pressure for gear shifts. When working in tandem, the fuel pumps improve performance and fuel economy.
Hyundai tested it on Nurburgring Nordschleife for approximately 1,350 grueling laps to ensure the transmission will stand up to owner abuse.