Just two days back, I wrote a piece on the false information of 2016 Honda Civic that was released by Honda’s dealerships after pre-bookings of Civic started. Granted the lack of information revealed to dealers and that maybe, dealerships do not represent the brand as much as Honda Atlas does, misleading information does not look that bad.
Now let’s forget about the misleading information dealers released last month and talk about what’s still happening. When Civic launched on Friday and its website surfaced, there were two things which kept on bothering me which I will discuss in this piece. After seeing those errors, in Civic’s website I was convinced that they would be rectified by Honda Atlas in the days to come, but well here we are five days into Civic’s official launch in Pakistan and these errors are still present on PKDM Civic’s official website.
You can clearly see in the specification sheet of 2016 Honda Civic VTEC Turbo which shows paddle shifters mentioned with an ‘X’ meaning that they are unavailable. While in reality, VTEC Turbo is the only variant of the new Civic in Pakistan which comes with paddle shifters. Such errors should have never made to a public website in the first place and even if it did, Honda Atlas should have taken notice as this can affect the market reception of their product.
The more confusing bit on Civic’s official web page is the mentioned warranty. As you can see in my screenshot, a 70,000km and three years, limited warranty is mentioned which contradicts, 2016 Civic’s 50,000km and two-year warranty mentioned on its official brochure. Such contrary statements can confuse buyers who already did not have any clue on what will come installed on the car they are booking and now that it’s officially here, the dilemma of confusion prevails.
What’s more, this is not the first time that Honda Atlas has made such a mistake on their website. If you open Honda Atlas HR-V‘s web page, and scroll down to its price calculator and calculate its price, after the calculation, you will see a page containing “Price Details.”
While everything looks spot on, read the field which mentions the transmission as “1.5 CV-T Prosmatec Transmission,” I hope you already know where I am going with this. Well if you are not that car-savvy, let me point out the errors in this one-liner;
- Firstly there is no need to mention car’s displacement (1.5) under transmission as it has nothing to do with it!
- The biggest blunder here is mentioning Prosmatec and CV-T, which are two completely different types of automatic transmission as one type! Referring both of them together shows the negligence of Honda Atlas.
To ease out your nerves, HR-V is equipped with a CV-T gearbox as mentioned correctly in its brochure and even under the specification sheet present on HR-V’s homepage.
What disturbs me the most is that making an error on your official portal is understandable since in Pakistan we are habitual of hurried and misplanned launches, however sticking to the mistake which affects your buyers directly and can easily be corrected is what causes my frustration. I hope, Honda Atlas corrects the incorrect information present on their official pages!
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