Why there are no more stick-shift Acuras

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Why there are no more stick-shift Acuras

Postby Standardshifter » Wed May 13, 2015 1:07 pm

"For the first time in its 30-year history, Acura doesn't offer a manual gearbox."

Here's an older article from earlier this year. Acura has more of a problem than just the shift to CUVs. Their naming, exterior design, and increased competitiveness from the competition are all factors in reducing sales for them.

http://www.roadandtrack.com/new-cars/car-technology/news/a24830/2016-will-be-the-first-year-with-no-stick-shift-acuras/
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Re: Why there are no more stick-shift Acuras

Postby Squint » Thu May 14, 2015 10:23 am

It completely makes sense, but this is one of the most interesting things from this article:

"But wait," the stick-shift purist in all of us cries. "Honda still sells plenty of manual transmission cars. Why can't Acura?"

It's a volume problem. "Three models—Accord, Civic and CR-V—each sell more than twice as many units as the entire Acura brand," Abuelsamid explains. "In each case, the number of manual-equipped vehicles likely exceeds the volumes of any single Acura model. From a business case, it's easier to justify the resources to develop and certify a manual for the Honda than for an Acura."


Does the CR-V even come with a stick in the US anymore?
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Re: Why there are no more stick-shift Acuras

Postby Standardshifter » Thu May 14, 2015 10:53 am

Does the CR-V even come with a stick in the US anymore?


I believe the CR-V lost its manual when the 2nd gen was released for the 2002 model year.
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Re: Why there are no more stick-shift Acuras

Postby Rope-Pusher » Thu May 14, 2015 9:40 pm

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Re: Why there are no more stick-shift Acuras

Postby potownrob » Fri May 15, 2015 1:51 am

Standardshifter wrote:
Does the CR-V even come with a stick in the US anymore?


I believe the CR-V lost its manual when the 2nd gen was released for the 2002 model year.
we had manual cr-vs stateside through the 2006 model year (last year of 2nd gen). they dumped the manual for the 3rd and 4th gens (2007+). if i could find a clean 2006 manual cr-v, i'd jump on it.
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