According to the latest news, Genesis kills a manual gearbox for the next G70.
The refreshed sedan should be launched in the domestic market in 2021, and reach the U.S. shores then as a 2022 model.
Expect cosmetic changes like a revised grille, new lighting elements, minor tweaks in the cabin, other styling improvements.
An important piece of info has recently come: a Genesis spokesperson confirmed to ABC News that the manual transmission won’t be on the new G70. Today just 5 percent of customers opt for it.
It currently comes with a 2.0-liter turbo-four, and Genesis will likely replace this mill by a larger one with displacement of 2.5-liters.
According to a study conducted in the first quarter of this year, only 41 of 327 all-new vehicles (13%) offer a stick shift. Automakers one by one get rid of the manual.
Last week we knew that Honda dropped the MT option for the Accord, Fit, Civic Coupe. This week Jeep has announced that from the 2021 model year the Compass will not be available with the MT.
It seems the Subaru Crosstrek remains the only small crossover with the manual gearbox on sale in America.