Hyundai unveils COUNTY bus equipped with Allison automatic transmission

Hyundai Motor Company debuts new COUNTY bus equipped with an Allison fully-automatic 1000 Series transmission. Customers can now experience the benefits.

SEOUL, Korea – Allison Transmission announced that it is supplying fully-automatic transmissions to Hyundai Motor Company’s COUNTY bus for the first time. Equipped with an Allison 1000 Series transmission, the new COUNTY now offers the added benefits of an automatic including easy driving, improved performance and optimized vehicle fuel efficiency.

Designed for commercial duty reliability, Allison’s 1000 Series transmissions include a high efficiency torque converter matched to a six-speed planetary gear set with two overdrive ratios. For COUNTY bus drivers, these automatics deliver rapid, smooth acceleration and efficient, continuous power compared to manual transmission equipped buses. Automatic transmissions reduce driver distraction allowing both hands to remain on the steering wheel and both eyes on the road, while avoiding the stress associated with constant gear shifting.

Chang-wook (Simon) Kim, Managing Director for Allison Transmission in Korea, said, “Both passengers and drivers generally enjoy a quiet, more comfortable experience in a vehicle equipped with an Allison fully automatic transmission. Additionally, automatic transmissions have demonstrated economic benefits in a variety of applications, including lower maintenance costs as compared to manual transmissions.” 

About Allison Transmission

Allison Transmission (NYSE: ALSN) is the world’s largest manufacturer of fully automatic transmissions for medium- and heavy-duty commercial vehicles and hybrid-propulsion systems for city buses. Allison transmissions are used in a variety of applications including refuse, construction, fire, distribution, bus, motorhomes, defense and energy. Founded in 1915, the company is headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA and employs approximately 2,800 people worldwide. With a market presence in more than 80 countries, Allison has regional headquarters in the Netherlands, China and Brazil with manufacturing facilities in the U.S., Hungary and India.  Allison also has approximately 1,400 independent distributor and dealer locations worldwide. For more information, visit allisontransmission.com.

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Miranda Jansen, Allison Transmission Europe B.V. Marketing Communications, Baanhoek 188, 3361GN Sliedrecht - The Netherlands, Tel: +31 78-6422 174. miranda.jansen@allisontransmission.com

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