Jaguar is considering reintroducing manual transmissions in its lineup, but not for at least 12 months. According to Jaguar’s brand director, Adrian Hallmark, the brand has been studying the ‘cost and fun’ benefits of manual gearboxes.
The Jaguar F-Type will be the first to get manual transmissions, but the company is looking into re-engineering it for its sedans as well.
“Sports cars need a manual transmission for sports credibility,” said Hallmark. However, he said he “can’t imagine” a manual XJ, and “the XF is the biggest format we could move to for a manual”.
– By: Omar Rana