Its known as market segmentation :S duh!!!, and i guess that the charm of it the a 1.4milion car owner and the a 1.9 milion car owner stand on the same plat form.
Honda Civic Vti faced low sales in the previus model they omited the Exi Variant, the 1.3 Xli is facing low sales rumors are there that Toyotas planing a Dual VVti 1.6L in the GLi nd may obselete the 1.3L category.
PS: regardless of anything, if all way round u wanted to say that Atlas Honda is better and Indus Toyota isnt,
then lets say, why does Honda offer auto tranny in City, when its suppose to be a luxury option and should be given in the Civic only
And Only in the Vti Oriel variant, why is that a guy buys the cheaper variant Vti and yet he can have an optional Auto tranny, and the same body/seats/engines/a-z same car, besides sunroof/foglamps/height adjuster/indash audio/retractable mirrors and the list goes on
Paksuzuki for instance had 3 variants in the Liana Rxi/Lxi/Axi (eminent)