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Alfa Romeo World



22 May 2018


Alfa Romeo’s Giulia and Stelvio have had their impressive international safety awards validated for New Zealand and Australia, with the announcement that both products are now endorsed with a 5-star ANCAP safety rating after stringent local assessment.

The Alfa Romeo Giulia and Stelvio equalled the highest scores recorded to date in the area of Adult Occupant Protection.

Developed on Alfa Romeo’s "Giorgio" family architecture, the Giulia sports saloon and Stelvio SUV deliver superlative handling, control and safety, as earlier identified by their respective 5-star Euro NCAP ratings.

ANCAP’s evaluation further highlights the importance and commitment that Alfa Romeo pays to the safety of all drivers, passengers and road users, and the engineering excellence of the Giorgio platform on which the Stelvio and Giulia are built.

The Alfa Romeo Giulia is available in New Zealand in two versions, the 2.0 litre 206 kW Veloce and the 375 kW Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio. The Alfa Romeo Stelvio arrives in New Zealand in June, when specifications for the new 206 kW Alfa Romeo SUV will be announced.

The Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) is Australasia's leading independent vehicle safety advocate. ANCAP provides consumers with transparent advice and information on the level of occupant and pedestrian protection provided by different vehicle models in the most common types of crashes, as well as their ability - through technology - to avoid a crash. ANCAP members include the New Zealand Automobile Association and NZ Transport Agency.

Alfa Romeo Giulia

The Alfa Romeo Giulia has been awarded a 5-star ANCAP safety rating with a score of 98 percent for the adult occupant protection of all percentiles: equalling the highest score ever achieved by any car in Australia.

Alfa Romeo’s new sports sedan has achieved this outstanding result on the basis of two key elements: firstly, the adoption of a wide range of innovative safety systems and secondly, the structural integrity of its light and rigid bodyshell which makes extensive use of robust, lightweight materials such as carbon-fibre, aluminium and aluminium composite.

In keeping with Alfa Romeo tradition, the Giulia features a host of technical innovations which benefit both the driving experience and vehicles safety, the most significant being the Integrated Brake System (IBS), which significantly reduces braking distance (100km/h to a standstill in 38 metres for the Giulia).

Forward Collision Warning (FCW) and Autonomous Emergency Brake (AEB) with pedestrian detection are also standard part of the Alfa Romeo Giulia’s safety arsenal. Using a radar sensor and a camera built into the windscreen, these systems detect the presence of any obstacles or vehicles on the car’s trajectory and warn the driver of the risk of imminent collision. If the driver fails to react in time, the system automatically applies the brakes to avoid an impact or reduce its severity. Thanks to the pedestrian recognition function, the AEB is also capable of stopping the car autonomously at speeds of up to 60 kmh, by interpreting the information from the radar and camera.

Standard equipment across the Giulia range also includes Lane Departure Warning (LDW) and Blind Spot Monitoring, which uses sensors to monitor the area around the car and assist the driver when overtaking, changing lane or exiting car parks by monitoring any cars that may be approaching.

This 5-star ANCAP safety rating applies to the 2.0l petrol variant of the Giulia built from November 2016.

Alfa Romeo Stelvio

The first SUV in the Brand's history achieves excellent overall performance and tops its category for the protection of adult occupants of any height and weight.

Alfa Romeo Stelvio has achieved the coveted ANCAP 5-star rating with a 97 percent score in the protection of adult occupants: an excellent result, considering the extremely strict assessment system.

The cockpit of the first SUV in Alfa Romeo's history remained stable in the head-on crash test, and all critical body areas and limbs were also protected for the front passenger in the rigid barrier test.

Tests on the front seats and head restraints proved protection against whiplash injuries in the event of shunting from the rear. In addition, Alfa Romeo Stelvio is fitted with an autonomous emergency braking system (AEB) as standard. The operating tests at the low speeds typical of urban driving confirmed a good level of performance, with collisions avoided at all testing speeds.

These results were achieved thanks to two fundamental features of the new Alfa Romeo SUV: the efficiency of a body which is as rigid and tough as it is lightweight, with widespread use of ultra-light materials such as aluminium and aluminium composite, and the adoption of a large number of innovative safety devices, which unobtrusively assist the intrinsically exciting driving experience assured by a specially designed chassis and suspensions.

This 5-star ANCAP safety rating applies to the Stelvio with 2.0l petrol engine.

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