First do not compare 1.6 to old gli shit. Sorry but i have to say that.
1.6 is complete car for daily usage and for long distances. Pleasure and responsive drive in city and highways.
Avg in city 11 to 12 km/l
Avg on highways speed between 100 to 110 is 16 km/l
Both with a/c on.
Grip is a bit questionable as the car is bit on higher side due our pakistani road conditions. Not at the level of civic.
Suspension is unmatched in all available cars in Pakistani market with Japanese cars .
Go and buy it you will love the drive or you have budget to buy a grande go for it it blow you mind with extra features and options like cvt, paddle shifter, smart entry, sunroof etc etc