That used to be true, but sales for the F Type are only half of what they were back in 2017. Jag has also said that they are discontinuing the manual gearbox, because no one is buying it. 4% were bought with a stick shift.
Manuals have been on their way out for years now and slimming down on options can help to protect JLR's bottom line. There is no arguing that its a great looking sports car, but the F Type doesn't quite live up to the performance found in rivals.
I like how Koniegsegg runs their cars without transmissions which could very well be the way of the future.
However it seems that many transmission contracts have been renewed possibly only leaving that innovation where it was brought to light, with Koniegsegg
Since they are considering electric and hybrid powertrains, the transition away from standard automatics is only a matter of time. The Lexus LC fares just fine with its 10spd.
I was surprised to discover that as well and even more impressive is the fact the LC is a pig. It sure makes you wonder how much better these get in higher performing models.
Apparently Lexus has big plans for the LC's performance.