I managed to contact Land Rover, North America and here is the response to my question on the manual transmission:
Thank you for contacting the Land Rover Customer Relationship Center. We do appreciate your enthusiasm regarding this vehicle. At this time Jaguar USA does not offer the manual transmission in any vehicle except the F-TYPE in the North American market.
I have forwarded them to our Product Development team for consideration in future models. We apologize for any inconveniences this may have caused you. If you have any questions or require additional information, please feel free to contact us at 1-800-637-6837, option 9, or by e-mail.
I called the contact number and asked if there were any plans in the near future to rectify this problem and they said that there were no plans in the immediate future to provide us with any standard transmissions.