I figure about six Hyundai Sonata buyers per year opted for the manual. Maybe seven, but I’m pretty sure no more than that. Hyundai decided that it can probably survive with six fewer buyers per year, so they axed the handshaker for the 2013 Sonata.
In directly related news, a 2013 Sonata is priced from $21,760, which is a cool $1100 more than the 2012 model. The six speed *auto* is standard, though. Beyond that? Nothing much to see here, folks.