SHIFTRONIC is a unique transmission system which is available on the Hyundai Elantra. This transmission system allows the driver to override the automatic transmission and manually shift gears to gain more control over the car's performance. Once a driver is in the SHIFTRONIC mode, he can up shift and down shift as he would with a standard transmission, but the onboard computer will prevent the engine from over-revving or stalling out. SHIFTRONIC offers the benefits of a manual transmission when it is advantageous without the headache of constantly having to shift gears in stop-and-go traffic.


It is very easy to engage the SHIFTRONIC mode on a Hyundai Elantra. When the car is in Drive, the driver moves the shift lever into the SHIFTRONIC gear position. Once the shift lever is in place, the driver has full control of the car's transmission system.

A driver can change gears in one of two ways depending on the model of car he is driving. Some models have the typical central console gear shift. In this case, when the driver wants to up shift, he pushes the shift lever forward. Conversely, when he wants to down shift, he pulls back on the shift lever. Car models with paddle shifters operate in a similar easy-to-use way. Instead of using the gearshift lever on the central console, drivers of cars equipped with paddle shifters can change gears without taking their hands off the wheel. Drivers can change gears by pressing the "+" button on the right side of the steering wheel to upshift. When a driver wants to down shift, he simply presses the "-" button on the left side of the steering wheel.



SHIFTRONIC is a wonderful option for drivers and there are many instances when using this technology is beneficial. Proper use of this transmission feature can improve a car's handling, braking, safety and fuel economy. Here are three different common scenarios when using SHIFTRONIC is helpful.

  • Downshifting to slow down. You can downshift when you are exiting a highway or turning a corner and want to reduce the speed of the car without applying the brakes.
  • Increasing acceleration. In some situations, better acceleration is necessary for improving safety. Using SHIFTRONIC in the correct way can help a car accelerate faster.
  • Avoid skidding in ice or snow. Instead of applying brakes and risk skidding, Downshifting to slow in hazardous conditions is helpful.

Besides the concrete benefits of using SHIFTRONIC, many drivers feel more connected to the road and pay better attention when they are actively shifting gears. In addition, many SHIFTRONIC drivers simply love the feeling of power which this technology offers them.

SHIFTRONIC Offers Options, Not Stress.

SHIFTRONIC is perfect for anyone who desires the ability to have more control over his car but doesn't want the stress of learning how to drive a manual transmission vehicle or the hassle of driving with a stick shift every day.

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