What is Hyundai SHIFTRONIC® Technology?

2021 Hyundai Elantra

If you’re looking through the new Hyundai inventory, you might notice SHIFTRONIC® listed on the specs sheet of many popular models. So, just what is Hyundai SHIFTRONIC® and why is it such a great addition to your Waterford driving experience? Hyundai SHIFTRONIC® is an exclusive transmissions system that allows you to switch between automatic and manual transmission styles whenever you’d like. Plus, this technology prevents stalling and over-revving to smooth out your performance.


Your Hyundai will stay in automatic transmission mode until you activate the Hyundai SHIFTRONIC® system. If you want to switch into manual transmission, move the shift lever into the SHIFTRONIC® gear position. It’s as easy as that. Not sure how to use SHIFTRONIC®? Here are the simple steps:

  • Regular Gear Shift: Pull the lever backward to downshift. Push the shift lever forward to upshift.
  • Paddle Shifters: Press the “+” button to upshift with your paddle shifters. Press the “-” button to downshift.

When Should I Use Hyundai SHIFTRONIC®?

Now you know how to use SHIFTRONIC®, but why should you use this technology on the Waterford roads? This transmission system can improve everything from handling to fuel economy. Let’s take a look:

  • Added Control: If you run into tough road conditions, SHIFTRONIC® can give you extra control – and extra peace of mind. Just downshift to lower your speed and minimize your risk of skidding.
  • Better Acceleration: If you need to accelerate in a flash, SHIFTRONIC® can actually help you speed out of harm’s way more quickly – like in the case of a potential collision.
  • Easy Deceleration: Instead of applying the full braking power, just downshift for smoother deceleration.
  • More Fun: Manual transmissions aren’t just efficient and precise, but they’re also lots of fun on the Branford roads!

Find Out More with Old Saybrook Hyundai

Are you interested in finding out more about Hyundai SHIFTRONIC®? Contact us at Old Saybrook Hyundai to learn all about the latest sedans, SUVs, and more with this innovative technology. And while we welcome you to experience Hyundai technology at our Old Saybrook dealership, we can also bring the test drive straight to your driveway with our Hyundai Drive service.

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