Jaguar to bring back manual transmissions starting with F-Type
Autocar spoke with Adrian Hallmark, Jaguar global brand director, who stated that a true sports car needs a manual gearbox, and it sounds like a three-pedal transmission with "a minimum of six speeds" will make it into the Jaguar lineup soon.
"Sports cars need a manual transmission for sports credibility," Hallmark said.
The report does suggest that a it will be at least a year before the F-Type debuts with a manual, but it will be the first car since the X-Type sedan to offer more than just an automatic transmission. On the automatic front, Hallmark said that future Jaguar and Land Rover models will use the latest nine-speed automatic ZF transmission.
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