Cargo Truck Owner Drives Hyundai Pavise Equipped with Allison Automatics for 150,000 Kilometers

SEOUL, Korea, March 15, 2024 – Allison Transmission, a leading designer and manufacturer of conventional and electrified vehicle propulsion solutions and the largest global manufacturer of medium- and heavy-duty fully automatic transmissions for commercial and defense vehicles, today announced that a cargo truck driver in Gyeong-gi province, has successfully driven a Hyundai Pavise, 280-horsepower truck, equipped with an Allison fully automatic transmission for more than 150,000 kilometers since purchasing the vehicle in March 2022.

Haengkyu Cho, the driver, chose the Hyundai Pavise equipped with an Allison fully automatic transmission for convenience and efficiency. In 2019, Cho first joined the cargo industry, having to drive a Hyundai Mega Truck equipped with a manual transmission that was assigned to him by the company. Yet due to the outdated condition and inconvenient gear shifting and clutch operation, he encountered major difficulties. Three years later, he started a personal cargo business and opted for a Pavise automatic for its convenience, durability and capacity to handle large freight loads.

"As I often deliver cargo all across the country, mainly in the Seoul metropolitan area and the Chung-cheong province, I start from early morning until late night, driving 300 to 400 kilometers a day. I hold great satisfaction towards the Pavise automatic equipped with Allison Automatics for it allows comfortable and stable driving especially in busy city roads and highways, providing a trouble-free driving experience,” said Haengkyu Cho. “Having to constantly switch gears and operate the clutch on a manual transmission while driving in the city can be very exhausting, especially considering the frequent traffic jams and stop-and-go traffic.”

Allison fully automatic transmissions provide optimal shift strategies that consider various driving conditions such as the number of persons on board, road conditions and cargo weight to maintain an appropriate balance between performance and fuel economy. Therefore, it is highly fuel-efficient and has no output interference, so it can perform at its best regardless of the engine power. Allison fully automatic transmissions also do not require separate clutch and gear operations, so drivers can solely focus on driving.

"Pavise and Mighty drivers have to drive for long hours, so they prefer automatic vehicles that are convenient and stress-free to drive,” said Cho. “We're seeing a growing demand among our peers wanting to purchase vehicles equipped with Allison Automatics."

"For pick up and delivery vehicles and cargo trucks, end users often drive hundreds of thousands of kilometers once purchased, so they seek a vehicle that is easy and comfortable to drive," said Kyoungmee Lee, Regional Director of Allison Transmission Korea. "In the commercial truck market, fully automatic transmissions are no longer an option, but a necessity."

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Mar 15, 2024


Allison Transmission (NYSE: ALSN) is a leading designer and manufacturer of vehicle propulsion solutions for commercial and defense vehicles, the largest global manufacturer of medium- and heavy-duty fully automatic transmissions, and a leader in electrified propulsion systems that Improve the Way the World Works. Allison products are used in a wide variety of applications, including on-highway trucks (distribution, refuse, construction, fire and emergency), buses (school, transit and coach), motorhomes, off-highway vehicles and equipment (energy, mining and construction applications) and defense vehicles (tactical wheeled and tracked). Founded in 1915, the company is headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA. With a presence in more than 150 countries, Allison has regional headquarters in the Netherlands, China and Brazil, manufacturing facilities in the USA, Hungary and India, as well as global engineering resources, including electrification engineering centers in Indianapolis, Indiana, Auburn Hills, Michigan and London in the United Kingdom. Allison also has approximately 1,600 independent distributor and dealer locations worldwide. For more information, visit