I mentioned that, however it wasnt confirmed, i.e. atlas were considering removing the manual option. Im sure they would have decided by now, dont have any updates on it though.
There was news that china was the first to get a manual for the civic turbo, so I guess honda has it ready.
On another topic, I wonder if atlas will make a more visual difference between the 1.8 and 1.5T, maybe the 1.5T gets the black front grille and boot spoiler.