Haha thanks Cheetay....
There are many reasons due to which I didn't opt for the Altis.
First of all, I wanted something bigger and more powerful this time because I had been driving a 1.6L since the past 5+ years so wanted to move on to the next segment(1.8L+).
This time priority was given to a brand new car and not any used. So Altis was out of question since now it only comes in 1.6L variant. Leaving the displacement factor aside, My father had Altis(despite it being 1.6L) in mind but since there's no difference in any other Corolla or Altis on the road, so it would've obviously been better to buy a GLi and then it's better to buy a City rather then buying an overpriced GLi in my opinion.
Another factor was the interior, Civic's interior seemed much much much better then the Altis to me (Digital speedometer, decent tachometer, Placement of Navigation module is love, its unique look and many others). Soft suspension was the only thing that dragged me towards Altis but then in the end when I summed up the pros and cons of both the cars, Civic definitely took the lead by many points. and not to forget about the exterior.. the back lights in the facelift didnt appeal to me from any angle so it was a big NO!
There are many other factors which I still haven't mentioned for choosing Civic over the Altis, I guess i'll leave them for later.
Hope you've got your answer Bad_cheetah.