The 2020 Jaguar F-Type Ditches Its Manual Transmission – And It’s More Expensive

Talk about a 1-2 punch for manual lovers

You can configure a 2020 Jaguar F-Type now, but you’ll notice one omission.

2020 Jaguar F-Type Checkered Flag Edition

The 2020 Jaguar F-Type is already here, and the brand’s configurator is live right now. However, don’t expect to go find a manual transmission option when you’re playing around. Jaguar has cancelled the three-pedal option in its signature sports car. To be fair, you could only get it in the rear-wheel drive V6 models, and they were cheaper than the eight-speed automatic alternative. That’s not the only sad bit of news, either: Jaguar also hiked the price for the upcoming F-Type.

In the U.K. market, the 2020 Jaguar F-Type still has a manual transmission, as does diesel models of Jaguar’s smaller sedans and crossovers. The take rate in the U.S. was abysmal, though, apparently to the point where Jaguar quietly dropped the option altogether. Other than that, there aren’t any significant changes to report in the normal models.

Technically, since the 2019 model does have a manual transmission, it will stay on our comprehensive list…for now.

2020 Jaguar F-Type Checkered Flag Edition

So, how about those price increases? Given the base model already started over $60,000, Jaguar’s decision to hike the price doesn’t make a huge difference. The base model 2020 Jaguar F-Type kicks off at $61,600 (excluding destination). That’s $880 more than last year’s model. The gap increases as you move up the ladder through the V6 and V8-powered models. Take the high-power SVR, for instance: prices go up $980 to $124,625.

Jaguar also just introduced a Checkered Flag limited edition model. As you’d expect, you get checkered flag decals and graphics scattered all over the car. On top of that, you get a 20-inch wheels, as well as a black roof set against white, red or gray exterior paint. Buyers can get the 2020 Jaguar F-Type Checkered Flag limited edition treatment on the rear-wheel drive, four-cylinder P300 and all-wheel drive, V6-powered P380 models. The cheaper four-cylinder option costs $72,925 while the V6 costs $95,525 (convertible versions of each add $2,400).

All 2020 Jaguar F-Type models in the lineup will go on sale in spring 2019. Stay tuned to for more updates!

2020 Jaguar F-Type Checkered Flag Edition