“Highest scores recorded to date” for adult protection.
Resurgent Italian brand Alfa Romeo adds a feather to their cap today, or two feathers more like, as their Giulia saloon and Stelvio SUV have received 5-star safety ratings from independent adjudicators ANCAP, which the company says reinforces their continued assault on our market.
“We are very pleased that the extensive safety features inherent in our Giulia and Stelvio, which were so highly lauded overseas, have now been recognised in Australia. Today’s announcement illustrates the continued evolution of the Alfa Romeo brand and its vehicles in Australia.” — Steve Zanlunghi, CEO, Alfa Romeo Australia
The Stelvio and Giulia both benefit from a raft of standard safety kit, including camera- and radar-based autonomous emergency braking, pedestrian detection, lane-departure warning and blind-spot monitoring. Both cars are built off of the ‘Giorgio’ architecture that has been recognised for its exceptional rigidity and strength.
The 5-star ANCAP rating applies to Giulia saloons with the 2.0-litre turbo-petrol and 2.2-litre turbodiesel, as with the Stelvio. Super-hot Quadrifoglio models do not share this rating, though we suspect they won’t perform very differently.
The Giulia saloon begins at $58,895, rising to $143,900 to the top-of-the-range Quadrifoglio model, with its 2.9-litre Ferrari-codeveloped V6. As for the larger Stelvio, that begins at $65,900 for the petrol and tops out at $67,900 for the turbodiesel, though there’s an optional ‘Veloce’ pack that’ll add another $5000 on top of that. All quoted prices are correct at the time of writing and exclude delivery and various other on-road costs.