Sir back in 05 I had 5 Eagle Eye Civics, includes company maintained cars as well as personal and for business.
At that time manual EXI can get past Baleno GTi by 5-10 feet @150km/hr, but the difference was that I was driving the car for nearly 5 years since its launch in 2001 March and opponents were a bunch of teenagers but they also had a desi exhaust that was working good somehow on petrol.
The Manual 1.6 GLX was one fast car but I never dared to drive an imported car that fast, excellent grip and braking, but I doubt that it cannot overtake the manual EXI.
Se Saloon has a very smooth and quiet engine with excellent fuel consumption, raced with EXI PROSMATEC in D3 upto 135 km/hr on smooth 5 lane highway on Petrol but the Se Saloon was 10 feet in lead, the real difference was that I was alone and the Uncle Uncle type guy driving the car was with at least 4 family members including kids, but Corolla was M/T.
So I can assure you the SE Saloon M/T is damn fast in straight line.
LIANA Eminent cannot keep up even with the new City M/T.
Steermatic and VTI are simply in another league and should not be compared with Baleno, even GTi.
Steermatics are usually fast off the track but after 130km/hr, VTi's starts to pull away.
VTi's can easily touch 200km/hr or even 230km/hr repeatedly with simple Mods like 15" Pirelli P6000 with W rating, Enkei Alloys and 90RON Shell on meter but I think it was close to 195km/hr if measured properly by a radar gun.
My brother had a blue VTi manual W/O CNG as it was a company car and @5,000 RPM it was really untouchable by any local or even imported car in this category at that time.