There are always exceptions to the rule... that’s a very well modified GC. And sometimes a SWB will not be an advantage but a hindrance. It all depends on the terrain, the vehicle and the driver. But not necessarily in that order.
From what I understand, you might have that correct... but backwards. If you get the turbo 4 cyl, it only comes with the 8 speed automatic. The manual 6 speed won't be made available for that motor.If it's true automatic transmission buyers would almost have to get the turbo.