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In its inaugural model year, the 2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia mid-size premium sedan earns a 2017 Top Safety Pick+ (TSP+) rating** from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).
“The Giulia represents the height of Alfa Romeo engineering and technology so no effort was spared when it came to the vehicle’s performance and safety features,” said Reid Bigland, Head of Alfa Romeo. “We’re honored to receive this award from IIHS as it shows our commitment to creating state-of-the-art vehicles.”
The TSP+ designation is contingent upon achieving ratings of “good” in five IIHS crashworthiness evaluations. The 2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia achieves “good” – the highest possible rating – in each.
To achieve the 2017 TSP+ designation, vehicles must also perform well in IIHS’ Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB) system and Headlamp evaluations. The Giulia achieved a rating of “superior,” the highest possible rating for AEB, as well as a “good” rating for headlamps, which is also the highest rating.
Safety and Security
The all-new Alfa Romeo Giulia offers innovative safety and security features and leverages state-of-the-art driver-assist features. The latest Alfa Romeo premium mid-size sedan offers driver-assistance features that include:
Full-speed Forward Collision Warning – Plus with Full Stop: provides autonomous braking and, under certain circumstances, slows or brings the vehicle to a full stop when a frontal collision is imminent
Adaptive Cruise Control – Plus with Full Stop: helps to maintain distance from the vehicle ahead and, under certain traffic conditions, the system can bring the Giulia to a full stop without driver intervention and resume driving once the vehicle ahead has moved forward
Lane Departure Warning: alerts the driver of an inadvertent lane departure
To assist the driver both on the road and in parking situations, Blind-spot Monitoring, Rear Cross Path detection and front- and rear-park assist sensors are offered on Giulia.
In addition, the Alfa Romeo Giulia features advanced multistage driver and front-passenger air bags; driver and front-passenger seat-mounted side air bags (pelvic-thorax); front and rear side curtain air bags; and driver and front-passenger inflatable knee air bags.
** The TSP+ designation applies to any 2017 model-year Alfa Romeo Giulia produced after May 2017 equipped with Forward Collision Warning-Plus – an option at only $500 MSRP – and bi-xenon projector headlamps (35W) featuring adaptive forward lighting and auto-leveling.
In the crowded market of sports sedans, Giulia has an ace up its sleeve. The allure begins with the distinctive Alfa Romeo “Trilobe” shield grille and is enhanced through elegant lines, a proportional design and harmonious elements.
Optimally balanced weight distribution paired with a rear-wheel drive layout delivers a truly exhilarating driving experience. This new breed of premium sports sedan will prove that it knows how to redefine the standards of the game.
FEEL THE SPIRIT
For over 105 years, Alfa Romeo has inspired greatness on and off the track. True to its racing heritage, the Alfa Romeo history is based on excellence and legendary victories. From avant-garde technology and record-breaking performances to stylistic elegance and fine Italian craftsmanship, Alfa Romeo’s résumé leaves nothing to desire. Now, Alfa Romeo is returning to its roots with a world-class sports sedan designed to perform.
THE FOREFRONT OF TECHNOLOGY
Underneath the studied mix of leading-edge technology and expert engineering, every detail of the Alfa Romeo Giulia is intended to stir emotions. It’s a unique approach to designing automobiles that has been part of Alfa Romeo’s innovative heritage for more than a century. The Giulia is no exception. Featuring high-strength composite materials and advanced engine technology, this powerful sports sedan is ready for whatever life throws its way.
Today’s Giulia communicates instantly with a high definition 6.5-inch or 8.8-inch integrated widescreen Information and Entertainment System. The centrally located Rotary controller is just one of the many components designed to enhance the overall vehicle experience. Located on the center console for increased accessibility, it controls the dash-mounted Information and Entertainment System with the twist of a hand.
Carbon Fiber Drive Shaft
A class-exclusive3 feature of the all-new Giulia is its carbon fiber drive shaft, which significantly reduces the vehicle weight without sacrificing performance, helping the Giulia optimize its near perfect weight distribution.
Thanks to its high-definition lighting system, the Giulia is designed to help ensure that every road, turn and obstacle is clearly visible. Illuminating the way is a pair of standard Bi-Xenon Headlamps with signature LED Daytime Running Lights, which are complemented by LED tail lamps that exude its highly competitive nature with a furrowed expression and laser-sharp focus.
MAKE THE MOST OF EVERY ROAD
The Giulia delivers confidence-backed performance thanks to its advanced rear-wheel drive technology. Offering more grip during acceleration and on corners, Alfa Romeo’s rear-wheel drive optimizes the overall force for better handling at high speeds. For even greater control, the innovative Q4 AWD system provides the same commanding approach with all season traction and optimizes performance by transferring up to 60 percent of its engine’s torque to the front axle.
Linked to the Chassis Domain Control and the driver-adjustable Alfa DNA Drive Mode Selector, the system continuously monitors road conditions to ensure ideal torque distribution in any situation. After all, better traction lets you explore life’s every curve without worrying about road and weather conditions.
With a no compromise approach to engineering, Alfa Romeo introduces a vehicle with lightness, structural stiffness, efficiency and performance. The Alfa Romeo architecture combines a longitudinal engine design with rear or all-wheel drive, and a weight distribution that is carefully managed to obtain optimized distribution across the front and rear axles.
Thanks to its dynamic Alfa Active Suspension system, which adjusts the suspension response depending on the driving mode and road conditions, road grip and performance are optimized even in the most challenging conditions If unwavering agility and handing are rooted in balance, the Giulia has them in spades.
The construction of the Alfa Romeo Giulia is expertly and artfully assembled at a newly renovated, world-class sustainable plant located in Cassino, Italy. This high-tech environment uses World Class Manufacturing processes with a special emphasis on innovation, precision, energy efficiencies, teamwork and engagement.
This level of excellence extends to cutting-edge techniques such as dry-scrubbing, a paint shop process that uses zero water and zero added chemicals. Individual work stations are created with the highest ergonomic standards and the assembly line is built around people, creating an operation that is as finely tuned as an orchestra. You can be sure that each and every Giulia is crafted with artisan care.
SCULPTED TO PERFECTION
With an unmistakable elegance, the aerodynamic lines and race inspired stance of the Giulia are a mix of pure power and ingenuity. Yet beneath all this beauty lie carefully selected materials that ensure its optimal weight distribution. It’s a calculated harmony of engineering that fuels responsiveness and stirs emotions, within a groundbreaking sports sedan that only Alfa Romeo could have designed.
As a defining touch to its distinctly Italian design, the celebrated central shield and air-intakes are sculpted within the front fascia to form the signature Trilobo, an Alfa Romeo design staple. Finally, top down personalization elements are yet another way drivers can take their Alfa Romeo experience to a higher level.
Sometimes, breaking with convention requires the passion to dream and the skill to obtain it. It means exploring new frontiers in search of excellence. It results in the birth of a masterpiece. Enter the Giulia; the first Alfa Romeo in which power and lightness coexist as two faces of the same coin.
With near-perfect balance and a calculated combination of ultralight materials, including carbon fiber, aluminum and high-strength composite materials, this Italian sports sedan ups the ante on class-leading performance.
The Giulia is the result of asking the world’s most talented automotive designers to create a sports car that fully responds to every driver’s needs. Armed with the freedom to impress likeminded enthusiasts, they started by compiling a comprehensive “wish list” of features. A true original, every aspect of the Alfa Romeo Giulia has been designed to put the driver in his element and driving pleasure to the test.
SAFETY & SECURITY FEATURES
Alfa Romeo’s commitment to vehicle safety extends to the Giulia’s advanced safety and security features designed to help keep the driver and passengers out of harm’s way.
Standard Backup Camera with Rear Park Sensors
The Giulia is equipped with a standard rear-mounted back-up camera and parking sensor – complete with dynamic gridlines –for enhanced visibility when parking or simply backing out of a driveway
Integrated Brake System
Every Giulia is fitted with an innovative electromechanical braking system that reduces braking distances and optimizes brake pedal pressure to increase the feeling of vehicle control.
Forward Collision Warning Plus (AEB)
Available FCW+ detects if your vehicle is approaching another vehicle too rapidly. It assists you by providing both audible and visual warnings as well as applying the brakes if needed.