Sir Corolla is world leader in C segment sedans and its qualities are not high tech parts and innovative technologies.
It relies on tried and trusted old designs, cheap parts/manufacturing, better dealer network, low price and very very extensive platform sharing.
That is why the age group of Corolla buyers is higher.
In Pakistan Civic's price and parts are insanely expensive and I would buy an XLI any day for that reason, at least they are giving us the flavor of new generation manufacturing, design and innovations at a somewhat mainstream level, and is far superior then 10 and 14 years old Cultus and Alto.
Even in base Civic and Top grade, there is a 400K difference which is solely for equipment.
Rationally a City A/T is a much better car for less money then base Civic.
This is the exact reason why Altis is facing hard time when it comes to sales.
Altis is selling low because the high recession in local economy and local road conditions, no one wants to pay extra for leather interior, A/T and S/R and pay high taxes on 1.8 engine and more fuel costs,still they sell much more then top Civic, previous generations SE Saloon and Altis uses the same formula and they were sold in good numbers.