Irrespective of features / pricing comparision : the fact of the matter is
Since 2014 till may16
Honda sales : 23000 units (city + civic)
Toyota corolla : 80000 units ( all varients)
Now honda needs to price the new civic wisely if they mean business . And indroduce the base model relatively cheaper the grande or even cvt / auto models of corolla .. And make the most out of the nee shape and engine ..
I dont think with above figures toyota is even bothered .. Its a difference of 50 thousand units ..
In my view the BRilliant civic with great feature , awsome presence on road but with the expected pricing would sell yes but very limited, like always .. .. no comparision with toyota sales .. Unless they really slash the prices on base models . Which is highly unlikely