With the new 1.5-litre EcoBoost now doing duty in the Fusion, say goodbye to the 1.6-litre and its manual transmission

Ford’s midsize car will join the many others before it that have done away with manual transmissions.

According to the Dearborn automaker, the 2015 Ford Fusion will drop the 1.6-litre EcoBoost and its manual transmission in favour of providing the 1.5-litre EcoBoost with an automatic only. All other engines available with the Fusion are available solely with automatic transmissions.

This leaves just a couple of vehicles in the segment with manual transmissions as available equipment, among them being the Honda Accord Coupe.

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