Automatic transmission vehicles have gradually dominated the car market to the point where they are now considered “luxurious,” while manual cars are considered the “base versions.” One thing is true that modern automatic transmission vehicles have their edge over manual ones, but that does not entirely erase manual cars.
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These days, manual transmission vehicles, especially high-performance vehicles, are becoming rare. However, a few of them are still in the market. Some car manufacturers still make it a duty to design manual vehicles. Here are some of the coolest ones for 2023 you’ll likely find in Nigeria.
What Is Manual Transmission Vehicle?
Manual transmission vehicles are cars that come with manual shift gear. For most vehicles today, what you find in them are automatic gear buttons. But, manual transmission vehicles use the “stick” gear, the third pedal, called the clutch, which the driver has to pull to control the gear manually.
Now, let’s see which 2023 cars you’ll still find this gear style today.
- 2023 Honda Civic Type R
Note: this is specifically in the 2023 Civic Type R. It has a 2.0-litre inline-four engine and a 6-speed manual transmission that produces 315 horsepower. Honda has kept the manual transmission alive through this particular vehicle. So, if you’re looking for a modern-day latest model vehicle with some manual control, then it’s the Civic Type R.
- 2023 BMW M3/M4
BMW, just like Honda, has also maintained a manual transmission in its M3/M4 models. It comes with a 3.0-litre inline-six engine and a 6-speed manual transmission that produces 473 horsepower. Since many high-performance cars are moving towards automatic, BMW remains one of the few holding the fort with its manual transmission in its M3/M4.
- 2023 Volkswagen Golf R
Volkswagen also has a model that’s also partaking in keeping the manual gears around today. The Golf R comes with a Turbocharged 2.0-litre inline-four engine with a 6-speed manual transmission that generates 315 horsepower.
The Volkswagen Golf R is one of the top-trim model cars that still offer a manual transmission. Having a top-trim car still using manual transmission today is definitely one of the coolest things ever.
- 2023 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro
Toyota is holding down the manual transmission fort with its Tacoma TRD Pro in the pickup truck line. It has a 3.5-litre V6 engine with a 6-speed manual transmission, producing 278 horsepower.
Toyota ensures that its off-roading trim truck still offers car enthusiasts some manual transmission.
Apart from these four, a few others like the Nissan Z, Cadillac CT4-V Blackwing, Ford Bronco, and the Jeep Wrangler Rubicon offer a manual transmission in 2023. However, the above are the ones most likely to be found in Nigeria.