Scandinavia and the World
Scandinavia and the World

Comments #9880122:

Knights of old 26 1, 8:31pm

@Vcent That's no longer true. Even in one of the manual transmission's last holdouts, Europe was down to barely over 30% of new cars sold last year being manual.
Automatics are now more efficient, and with fuel prices over there it no longer makes sense to drive a manual.
Manuals are apparently completely gone in Korea now, about 1% of new cars in the US, around 2% in Japan, 4% in China, and highest in South Africa where they're still not even a majority at 45%.
And you can't really ignore electric cars any more. And they don't really have transmissions at all.