Any specific reason for this recommendation ?
As per Wikipedia, following differences were introduced in facelift version
The most significant changes are a new exterior (new front grille, new headlamps,new fog lights, new taillights and bumpers). The front end has been extended forward by 65 mm (2.6 in) while the rear has been extended by 15 mm (0.6 in).The side mirror is electronically foldable. Both the I-DSI and VTEC trim levels have 15-inch alloy wheels as standard equipment. Interior changes are minor but it does include an armrest for the driver and additional map lights.