its not only lack of competition there is also no law as well. No policy, no testing, no specification..
I mean there is no crash testing to even check the worthiness of the cars even with 2, 4 6 or 8 airbags. Like if tomorrow Atlas or any other car maker starts giving 6 air bags.. where we can see that the car is still worth the way its assembled. air bags are just part of the whole safety idea. Crash test tells a lot more.. like this 168 page report on Civic X [ should check out] https://www.docdroid.net/07ibETs/v09593r001.pdf.html
we need to make noise on all this.. see now we have immobilizer in Corolla.. If Atlas say the Civic they have given us an award winner.. I am sorry its not the one they are giving us.. and it goes for all other PKDM as well. sometime companies go a step further to tell that they care about its customers.. I think we are missing that in all local companies..