The decision to have 1.5L engine is very good as due to Pakistan's weird car taxation policy that depends on the engine displacement, the taxes on the car would be much lower as compared to the 1.8L engine. And Honda's decision to keep the price same would mean that they will be introducing some more goodies with the car as the lower engine displacement would also result in decreased customs. I am personally looking forward to the civic and hope that Atlas honda doesnt screw up. My father after hearing that civic will come with the 1.5L engine has become eager to wait and buy the civic instead of the corolla. I hope honda launches the civic at the same time as the international market.
I personally dont like the back design, the hatch back look isnt suiting the car. And interior isnt satisfactory as well, i was a little saddened by the fact that they removed the Imid and the digital speedo. The car's has a lot of american feel, with that big gear knob.