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Two thirds of the Toyota 86s sold in US were automatics

By Faiming_low on 17 May 2019 in Other News

Attached Image Despite a few manufacturers keeping the manual gearbox alive by still offering it in their cars, it is inevitable that days of the manual gearboxes are numbered.

In a report published by Carbuzz, Toyota U.S. recorded its Corolla having a take-up rate of less than 1 percent for the manual option. This meant that out of the 280,000 Corollas sold in the US during 2018, less than 2,800 of them were ordered with a manual gearbox. This is despite Toyota offering its more sporty hatchback with a new six-speed gearbox.

Attached Image Meanwhile, only 5 percent of buyers for its Yaris chose the manual 'box, prompting the company to not offer the its upcoming Yaris with a manual option at all.

You would expect its driver-focused 86 to do better when it comes to the amount of buyers going for the manual option but the truth is only 33 percent of 86s sold last year were manuals.

Attached Image With these numbers in mind, it is not difficult to see why it is increasingly difficult for automakers to justify a manual option in their models.

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Written by Faiming_low
Since young, Fai Ming has always centered his life around cars. In fact his first word was 'car' and not 'mum' or 'dad'. Aren't kids cute?

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ER-3682 May 19 2019 04:23 PM

Left Leg too Lazy.

alex976 May 20 2019 12:44 AM

People say real man drive with 3 pedals. In Sillypore, we arent given much choices for manual cars. So who to blame? 

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