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Valeo’s smart OE transmission systems technology

By autotech-nic on May 14, 2021

In 2020 Valeo launched the OE Valeo Dual Dry Clutch into the independent aftermarket, designed to foster a unique driving experience and lower CO2 emissions. The Valeo Dual Dry clutch delivers highly responsive gears shift, smooth and powerful accelerations along with minimised NHV (noise, vibration and harshness).

In 2020, Valeo launched to the independent aftermarket its offer for Dual Dry Clutch Transmission. This extends Valeo’s area of expertise on transmission systems, making the aftermarket specialist a genuine “one stop shop” reliable supplier. The Valeo Dual Dry Clutch already applies to KIA and Hyundai models, enabling Valeo to hold a strategic position on a massively growing market.

Valeo designs excellence
The Valeo Dual Dry Clutch stands for outstanding performances embedded in OE technology. A great focus has been concentrated on some of the product’s key features: A smooth, continuous acceleration combined with a minimum loss of torque fostering powerful driving sensations, and an electromechanically-controlled gears’ change boosting the driving efficiency. The Valeo Dual Dry Clutch’s 7 gears’ actuators offer 15% faster gears’ change compared to the previous generation of DDC from Hyundai-Kia, with a 6 gears transmission. The Dual Dry Clutch combines the comfort of an automatic transmission and the responsiveness of a manual transmission.

Valeo against CO2 emissions
CO2 emissions reduction is one of the major stakes at Valeo and has been at the center of the development of the Dual Dry Clutch, DDC. As a result, Valeo’s DDC was designed to offer a continuous transmission of engine power, with minimum torque loss during gear change.
Moreover, gear disengagement operates without electrical power being controlled by the electromechanical actuator. All these innovations combine to enhance smoothness, lower vibrations and resistance, ultimately reducing fuel consumption and CO2 emissions.

Workshop efficiency

The Dual Dry Clutch requires a simple manual calibration procedure, enhancing efficiency in the workshop. In addition, a complete technical support program is available, including fitting instructions, live training, webinars, interactive presentations and videos from the Valeo Tech @ssist free, online web platform.

This is a new major step in Valeo’s strategy for the independent aftermarket, continuing the massive developments in DMFs, clutch kits with hydraulic bearings (CSC) and hydraulic actuators for transmission. The Valeo Dual Dry Clutch offer includes the Dual Dry Clutch Kits, Dual Mass Flywheel, actuators, fitting tools and a complete technical support package.

Key features:

  • Excellent acceleration performance through continuous power delivery with minimum loss of driving torque 
  • Best driving performance through precise, electromechanically-controlled gears’ change
  • Smooth gears’ shift qualities and fuel economy through independent and precise control of the clutch actuator
  • 7 gears transmission offers 15% faster gear changing vs 6 gears’ transmission
  • CO2 and emission reduction.



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