Design is a subjective thing. Some people find the Linea grille very old school, some call the old Punto "lizard'' like. I felt soft touch plastics in a few places and honestly, nothing too harder than my Linea. I need to drive a Storme/Aria quite a bit to compare ride quality, but I did not find the fit-finish of the Storme too great. Also, the drivers seat feels a bit narrow in the Storme .And the dashboard is too spartan for the price. But I would drive one to comment better.