Cadillac is dropping the option of a 6-speed manual gearbox on their 2012 model year CTS Coupe and Sedan models equipped with the 3.6L V6 engine.
While the high-performance, V8 powered CTS-V range will still give buyers the option to change their own gears, regular versions of the CTS will now have a sole transmission choice, a 6-speed automatic. Interestingly, the base model CTS with the 3.0L V6 will be offered with a stick shift, but this configuration will only be available as a 4-door sedan.
While GM declined to give a reason for nixing the manual, take rates were likely so low that the company couldn’t justify continuing to offer it.
[Source: Inside Line]