I think the L13 is more then enough for developing countries, specially when petrol rates are so high and we have to install CNG.
Honda will also offer the L15 with 118PS in coming facelift after a few years.
The Euro Civic which is even much lighter then the City has a R18 already.
Even it has the 2.2 Diesel which has 140PS @4,000 RPM and 340NM of staggering torque at just 2,000 RPM paired with a silk smooth close ratio 6 speeder gearbox.
When I was a kid, in my neighborhood, I used to see a black 1985 JDM Accord with full digital LCD meter and a stock B20 under the hood and the owner said that it was capable of 0-60 in 7 S straight.
I looked for that Accord everywhere but never found it again.
6.5 S is the official 0-60 time of the last and best limited edition FD2 JDM Civic Type R with 240PS and 216NM with 6 speeder racing clutch K20 engine.
All rotarary engines like |RX7 series and RX8 enjoys the best chassis balance and creamy rev and response, also due to low centre of gravity a neutral throttle steering that cannot be compared by cars that commands a price in multiple of it, even like a C63 AMG.