Apple or Orange?
It all depends why you need one? Which one you and more importantly, the person, who is bearing the cost, like?
If shape is a concern; Civic' new shape might come in later half of next year...it will come "after" its launched in Thailand and Malaysia etc. I myself has got Civic recently; but frankly its aged from "shape is concern" point of view; its in market for many years. What 2007 looks and feels; 2011 also looks and feels the same. On the other hand Altis 1.6, its not new shape, but it feels fresh as its just has facelifted. So with the info at hand about your perspective; simply go for Altis 1.6
If I am bearing the cost; I will never ever waste my hard earned money on "Super ECT" (whatever **** it is) based Indus' new Altis 1.6 A/T. I liked previous Altis 1.8 A/T's Tiptronic based A/T gearbox. I wish everyone boycott Indus' new Altis 1.6 A/T variants; that might push them to reintroduce Tiptronic