Yeah. That was a great mentioning. Props for getting some publicity from other sources than the automotive forums.
You usually get a lot of traffic once cars get released in America, as seen with the Yaris, so make sure the servers can handle it Amnesiac
As for the 6 speed. It is clearly a 6 speed in the pictures, but they are computer made renderings, so there might be changes for the "real" production version (let's hope not!). The announcement of a new small 6 speed is similarly pointing the right way.
If Toyota follows the tradition from Auris, Verso and Avensis, we might only see the 6 speed in the diesel model. We will have to see.