Yeah no point with the rex transmission IMO too.

Also some of us are, let's say say, very fond on the 1.6 (to our detriment, on occasion).

I happen to think the 4.1 rear end is probably the wrong direction for a 1.6 unless you go forced induction. - 4.3 or 4.7 are better for acceleration and ringing the most out the engine. But I'd also say a Torsen 4.1 is better than a VLSD 4.3 :-) and will give a slight benefit for daily/cruise duties.