Although rated five stars for safety by the Euro NCAP division, the Alfa Romeo Giulia and Stelvio have just been awarded the full five-star seal of approval by the local ANCAP team as well. The results were compiled from data using NCAP’s crash tests.
After analysing the data, the Giulia was given the highest scored ever by ANCAP in the area of Adult Occupant Protection, receiving 37.4 out of 38, or 98 per cent, with the Stelvio not far behind at 97 per cent. The Stelvio also scored especially well in Child Occupant Protection, at 41.6 out of 49, or 84 per cent, with the Giulia sedan receiving 81 per cent.
Both vehicles are based on FCA’s ‘Giorgio’ platform, developed to offer excellent handling, safety, and driving control. Both models come with autonomous emergency braking as standard, with all Giulia models also adding forward collision warning. Speaking about the results, Alfa Romeo Australia CEO Steve Zanlunghi said:
“We are very pleased that the extensive safety features inherent in our Giulia and Stelvio, which were so widely lauded overseas, have now been recognised here in Australia. Today’s announcement illustrates the continued evolution of the Alfa Romeo brand and its vehicles in Australia.”
In other areas, the Giulia scored 69 per cent for Pedestrian Protection, to the Stelvio’s 71 per cent, and both received 60 per cent for Safety Assist systems. These ratings apply to all 2.0T petrol and 2.2TD diesel versions, with the high-performance Quadrifoglio (QV) models not specifically rated.
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