conclusion (CIVIC VS COROLLA)
the civic maybe slightly higher in price (1 lac shouldn't make much of a difference who can afford to buy this car) but it's definitely better...
it may lack in quality (the corolla isnt german built either.. look at the sunroof) but immobiliser is a very important thing security wise.
and the corolla doesn't have a passenger airbag... if anyone has been in a major accident, you will realise how important that is.
the CVTI tranny is surely a peach, and the rear reclining seats are very comfortable but this is no reason to prefer the grande over the top of the civic
so to conclude, whoever is confused b/w the civic and corolla (both top of the line), buy the civic. i personally vouch that you won't regret it.. but the civic has to be top of the line.
however if you want a basic saloon car for the family, wait a few weeks till they launch the GLI auto
the grande WILL be upgraded with immobiliser, better alloys and climate control so if you are really pushed to buy a top of the line corolla, it's best to wait for that upgrade