The confusion has become so complex but it aint.. specs don't fall in the category of standards. Its the local dealers and manufacturers who decide what options to give to a specific market depending on the local requirements, competition, regulations and product cost. For an example take the 9th gen civic, in GCC the first year model was given by Honda Thai which was exactly the same as given by Honda Atlas but the GCC DEALERS and IMPORTERS decided to launch the 9th gen facelifted civic from Honda NA, primarily because of the low sales of the model imported from Thailand and trust me the options weren't the same. Design and quality can't be compromised but features can be added or pulled off depending on requirements and/or for cost savings (btw it has always been done).
All over the world, consumers have got tens of options, from different brands, to choose from which keeps the competition close and tight and that results in better specs/trims but in Pakistan we have got just two options, either a Civic or Corolla Altis/Grande, so such a competition has never forced Atlas or Indus to think of giving latest features. It was indeed not upto the higher mark set by Honda with 8th gen but it was still better than Corolla (their arch rival). It didn't flop in NA because of Corolla but because of options from Kia, Hyundai and Mazda to name a few.
Because of available imported JDM hybrid options and a Grande capable of threatening the entry level of Civic, Atlas may not decide to pull off specs insanely this time.