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The AT ratio in Japan is 99%! MT cars are not selling? What is the reality?

Updated: Jan 20, 2022

Two-pedal vehicles such as AT vehicles account for most of the new car market in Japan, with the ratio said to be 99%.

 In the U.S., where AT penetration is thought to be high, MT vehicles account for only about 3% (according to the International Commission on Clean Transportation).

Only 1% of new MT cars are sold in Japan

 It is clear that the ratio of AT vehicles in Japan is extremely high, but recently, some manufacturers have been daring to offer MT vehicles.

 Toyota and Mazda are the two Japanese automakers that are currently focusing on offering manual transmissions.

 Toyota offers manual transmissions in its 86, Corolla series, Yaris, and C-HR models, while Mazda offers manual transmissions in its CX-3, CX-30, CX-5, Mazda2, Mazda3, and Mazda6 SUVs as well as its Roadster.

 MT cars have a deep-rooted popularity among sports cars, but for other models, they seem to be a very maniacal choice.

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