Finally booked my I-VTEC Oriel today with delivery expected Jan (end) or Feb 2017. Confirmed with the sales rep, production will resume for Oriel in Jan 2017 and and Turbo in Dec 2016. Reason being that cars got overbooked and they ran out of kits, so wait is for import of kits. Plain I-VTEC hardtop version is readily available so guess its still in production at the moment.
Also confirmed Honda has introduced additional quality checks and removing the issue with joints finishing. Mileage quoted is 9.5-10km with factory tested for 18km/l with eco mode and ideal conditions which seems in line with US ratings of 43mpg for highway for 10th Gen Civic. Realistically I will expect 9km/l, additional is bonus.
Also have an observation on the NAV, I've used and have a android system on my other car but the system on Oriel is extremely smooth and responsive. Cameras don't seem HD but its not an issue. There is a SD card slot on the dash plus really liked the tray type space for resting a cellphone with a rubberish non scratch bottom.
I would rather wait for the car as prefer the 2017 model but for people who need it now will really recommend the plain I-VTEC with NAV as an option excellent value for money, the left out components are just novelties. Also if you have a really good tax guy heard you can adjust and recover the tax filer 75000 charge so that pays up for the NAV system.