City's facelift is not any time soon. Honda is having hard time meeting Civic's time lines which is to be released next year, coz of the March 11 Catastrophe in Japan. I think it will take another 15-18 months before guys at Honda start talking about City's facelift.
I have owned City 2011, it is more then efficient on fuel. It gave me 12-14 with in City and 17-19 on Highways
If you are very road grip conscious and a racer kind of guy, You can always change the tires to a wider one. but remember doing it, you will pay a penalty in terms of mileage and it will make your Speedo out of Calibration (Changing the tire or rim size)
Stock tires works fine, it is to be used for normal use.
Personally, I cannot appreciate the idea , paying 1.4 million and still void of metallic colors, ABS, power windows..... Man that's a pity !!!
If you liked Swift sporty drive and would not like to lose it, I can bet you will sale XLI, with in few months. ! It is a giant with a smaller engine then its size.. HOW can any one expect any thing close to "Sporty" from this !
That is one thing I like about Honda, they bring innovation every time their new product in in the market.
City is agile, efficient and elegant. Period !