POINT TO PONDER
Basically: Back in days we had GLI 1.6 and ALTIS 1.6 which had exactly the same Transmission and engine size, there were more or less cosmetic changes and thats about it.
NOW:Altis 1.8 ABOVE variants Come with CVT transmission, New Engine and new Engine Size.
GLI will now be very very different from Altis 1.8 (All Grande and Tranny Variants)
So there will be different market segments targeted by GLI/XLI and ALTIS 1.8 CVT and Manual Tranny.
GLI / XLI in One League ( Old Engine + Same Old Transmission with very very basic features)
Altis 1.8L will be in another league (Simple CVT + M/T + Grande CVT + Grande M/T)
So this time around, Altis will have its own market. for the people who used to go for Premio and Gli Before(For Example) and for people who used to go for XLI Before will move to GLI.
More or less, it will be same as
Xli/GLI = City
Altis 1.8 Variants = Civic