Honda Still Sees Potential With Manual Transmission

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While more and more automakers are choosing to stop and reduce their manual transmission offering, it looks like Honda might stay on the train for a little longer as reports indicated that Honda actually sold more manual transmission model in 2018 compared to 2017.

According to the report, Honda actually sold about 30% more manual transmission in 2018 compared to the previous year with a total of 45,601. While that might sound encouraging, its overall sales are actually not that big as they only sold only 2.8 % of the manual transmission model from their lineup.

A lot of automakers have also been using the lack of sales as their main reason for dropping the manual transmission and we can expect to see more of that happening as automatic transmission continues to improve.

For now, stick drivers still have models like the Miata to relay one but we do not know how long it will be around for.