Don't condemn local manufacturing outright. Even in China, it is all about making a part to a certain cost. Quality can always improve if Atlas Honda (and by association their customers) are willing to pay for it. It is Atlas Honda's responsibility to ensure 100% QC. Of course for that to work, all three parties (part manufacturer, Atlas Honda and the end customer) must be 100% honest and committed toward improvement.
With regards to PROSMATEC, I will appreciate if you can clear some of my doubts. I will preface this by stating that I have primarily driven manual transmission in Honda cars. However, auto transmission has gained my interest since everyone at home can easily drive such a car compared to only those having experience with manual transmission. There is also some curiosity from reading various posts and manuals which I want to clarify.
1 - Do you have experience with manual transmission variant of this same car? If so, any comments on observed differences?
2 - Is there enough power while overtaking? In manual variants, one can down shift at higher gears and overtake quickly at high engine RPMs. Is something similar possible with automatic transmission?
3 - How reliable is automatic transmission in comparison to manual? What care does automatic transmission require and what are typical associated costs with regards to servicing and repair over the manual one?
4 - Mileage matters. I have read that CVT transmission can give equivalent mileage to carefully driven manual variants abroad. IIRC, PROSMATEC is not CVT and gives less mileage than manual. How much mileage difference is there in actual use?
5 - Is there any override mechanism in case the auto transmission fails?
6 - Jerk issue between shifting gears has been observed in local Honda cars (specifically City) on auto transmission. You say that jerks are not there when gears shift in auto variant. Does this change at different rates of acceleration? Is the transmission in Civic models abroad same as the one available locally here?
7 - Do you know if Atlas has any plans for introducing CVT transmission to Civic having similar or preferably higher gear count?
8 - Doesn't driving on highways/motorways become boring and more hazardous (due to sleepiness) when you don't even have gears to shift?
I look forward to reading your observations in this regard.