Welcome move by FCA to showcase the Linea 125S at the auto expo 2016. Bashers and unsatisfied souls can take a hike. Schumi fans can get that Abarth Punto for themselves. Heck, the speed demons criticized the Avventura for churning just 5PS less than the Abarth Punto. Well, this post is about the Linea 125S; for what it is, what it offers and what does a prospective customer expects from a limited edition. First of all thanks for getting away with all that chrome. Truly shows the design of the car which otherwise is robbed by the chrome running here n there, everywhere around the car. Truly, I feel only bathroom accessories look best in chrome. Get rid of all beige panels in the interior, the way the car has got rid of chrome. Will truly feel 'Sports' Another thanks for the blue paint. Though this blue is loud on the Linea but certainly is better than the previous Oceanic blue colour. BTW, this same blue was offered on the Laura VRS too. Though a dark shade like Midnight blue looks more premium, but no complaints. Just wish the 125S is also offered in a premium shade of white, can help with more sales. As promising as the car looks, FCA could have come up with a better moniker. 125S sounds like a variant of Bajaj Discover 125 or a TVS Star 125S. There seems to be a big confusion about the specs and features of this car. Various sites of auto mags and forums have posted mismatching information about this car. Would like to highlight a few. Power is 125 BHP/PS: Some say its 125hp while others say its PS. Few say it is the same engine of Tjet while others have said its the abarth engine in detuned form. Whatever it may be, that is none of my concern. What matters is how that power is delivered. Some Abarth Punto test drive reports say its easy to stall the Abarth during take off. This should be taken care of in the 125S. Power delivery should be linear throughout. The sudden 'push in the back' feel can make fairer sex and older people uneasy on the move. Even with the bump in power, Linea being a family saloon should feel like one and drive like one. Projector headlamps: Some sites confirm this, others don't. Projectors with cornering function are welcome. Only if DRL's are added, then the lighting package will be 100% complete. How hard is it to add DRL's? 5" Display: Good to have. Black Roof: Is it a paint or film? Can safely be omitted if it is just a film, in favour of other useful add ons. Good quality gloss black roof can be done at 3M. Good to have ONLY if it is a black paint. Leather Seats: Not everyone needs them. Those who want, can get better quality branded after market seats in leather. Adding tint to the glass would attract more customers than spending on genuine italian leather. Spare Alloy Wheel: This is not mentioned anywhere. Going by FCA's current trend, they may give this a miss which ideally they should not. As this variant will be having black painted rims, it would be tiring for customers to procure one from Fiat and get it painted outside with compromised quality causing mismatch. Pricing: Tjet consistently had discounts upto 1.5lacs. As this variant would be having no big discounts, so please don't price it far from Tjet Emotion. After all, its only the matter of 13hp. Black roofs and leather can be skipped in favour of DRL's, spare alloy wheel and tinted glass. Expect some premium only if you give a big size generous sunroof(if Honda and Hyundai can give, why can't FCA?). Offer the features which turn out to be useful in the long run. After market like black paint/stickering job won't fetch you a premium. Lastly, when will this car hit the market? Have already started evaluating finances, insurance and sundry to be prepared when the bookings are opened. Do share your thoughts upon the 125S.