Like I said before, I've heard the XLi will be discontinued. And all those who say discontinuation of XLi will ruin Toyota's profits don't really know the mentality of people in Pakistan. When there's no XLi to buy, people will buy the GLi. Tha's how it has always worked in Pakistan.
Indus would be mad to end the production of 1300cc Corolla unless it has decided to introduce the Belta or something which it most certainly hasn't. Or if it decides to offer a ripped off version of the 1.6L Altis (steel wheels, no alloy rims, no airbags etc) at under or around 1.5 million.
Now I don't know if that is true. That's just my opinion of what Indus will probably be thinking. We'll just have to wait and see.
Those people who say the XLi/GLi isn't underpowered, well it is. Theoretically and practically too. Don't think I'm dissing Toyota here because I'm a huge Toyota fan. I'm just stating the facts. The 2NZ-FE found in the XLi/GLi was designed to be used in the Vitz, Platz and the Belta. Not the much heavier and bigger Corolla.
Indus is rich. And even if it decides to produce garbage sewn together as cars, people in Pakistan will buy it. Because hey, its a Toyota which means it'll last forever and ironically, it usually does. And people know and respect this fact.