1), Whats so hard about the UH or UG, its just leather interior package,
2), The market has changed, changed alot then what it was at the times of se-saloon, Prices have gone so so so up. People do want a better car then the 1.3L Corolla, 1.8 is some how out of range, And due to the fact that Civic looks better, style icon, Corolla being offered the same body/chassis in 1.3 and 1.8, Civic enjoys that segment,
With the launch of the 1.6 version many people would opt for it. (if i had a choice i would) as Honda has nothing in that range. And 1.3 Corolla seriusly feels slow.