This sunday i went with a relative to take delivery of a BNW Punto Emotion MJD . The car is an October manufactured vehicle, as the VIN ends in KMZ. I could not take a test drive on Sunday itself as i had to rush from there. Today, i got to drive it, and what i felt has compelled me to make this post. The car is a REVELATION. It is an eye opener. The way it picks up speed through all the gears is just insane. It has just 100km's on the clock right now and the engine is already feeling free and happy to rev. And this engine is music to the ears when it is idling. The "dreaded" and highly criticized first and second gears seem to be a thing of the past. It has better acceleration than even our Linea in the first and second gears. The Linea cannot hold a candle to the Punto in the first two gears. Now, the interesting part: Has FIAT woken up and implemented some changes to the engine? I remember driving a 2009 Punto MJD and it displayed the classic 1st and 2nd gear sluggishness. But in this KMZ Punto, those issues seem to be a thing of the past. My brother also drove the Punto and he too was blown away by the sprighty performance. And he also commented that it beats the Linea in the first 2 gears itself. I am absolutely sold on the Punto. What are your thoughts? Gurjinder.