Friday, July 1, 2022
News Manual Transmission Gone at VW From 2030: Report

Manual Transmission Gone at VW From 2030: Report

Next-gen Tiguan first to be stick-free

  • Switch to electrification killing the gearbox

  • Expect rest of VW Group to follow

It’s an inevitability that is getting buried under announcements from automakers saying that they are moving to electric vehicles, but it’s still one to be aware of. The manual gearbox is disappearing too, with a new report saying that Volkswagen will have its first auto-only model from 2023 and the stick-shift will be gone from 2030.

News of that move comes from Auto Motor und Sport, reporting that the third-generation Volkswagen Tiguan will be the first to drop the manual completely. Though it’s not sold with a third pedal here, the crossover is in much of the rest of the world. Following that will be the next Volkswagen Passat, which will happen in the same year.

The report says that this will happen in Europe as well as the U.S. and China, and that any models from 2030 would no longer have a manual transmission.

Market analysts Jato said, according to the report, that of the 5,838 models and trims sold across all manufacturers in Germany that only 1,870 offer a manual. The 353 vehicles of the current VW line show 214 with an auto and 139 with a stick.

The transmission transition will likely affect all of the Volkswagen Group brands. Some, like Bentley, already don’t offer a stick. The group’s lower-priced brands, like Seat and Skoda, may hang onto the option for a little bit longer, but once the transition starts, the shrinking scale will likely make that difficult for them to offer.


Trending Now

The Car Market Could Collapse if EVs Remain More Expensive, According to Stellantis

Electric vehicles have always been more expensive than equivalent models powered by combustion engines The automaker says the demand for new vehicles could...

Battery Problems Force Volkswagen to Pause Production of the ID.Buzz

The ID.Buzz is not built in the same factory as the brand’s other EVs A new supplier has been used for the batteries...

The 2023 Infiniti QX55 Gains More Standard Tech

The QX55 was only introduced last year, so changes are minimal for 2023 The ProPILOT Assist system is now standard on every version ...

Hyundai Unveils the Ioniq 6 Ahead of Launch in July

The Ioniq 6 takes most of the styling cues found in the Prophecy concept Sustainable materials are used throughout the interior The technical...

Lexus Brought its Upcoming Electric LFA Replacement to Goodwood

Lexus has previously teased images of a future electric supercar This model could be a spiritual successor to the LFA, which was discontinued...


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.