Alfa Romeo Giulietta Gets Five Stars Euro NCAP Rating
The rating achieved by the Alfa Romeo Giulietta (97% Adult Occupant, 85% Child Occupant, 63% Pedestrian Protection and 86% Safety Assist) means that the car will also have a five-star rating in 2012, the Italian manufacturer bragged in a release today.
Safety wise, the Giulietta is equipped with a Vehicle Dynamic Control system, a MSR system, which prevents wheel locking when the throttle is released, the DST (Dynamic Steering Torque) system, an Electronic Q2, and the innovative Prefill system.
Also featured are six airbags as standard (two of which are Multistage), three-point seatbelts with double pretensioners and load limit limiters and SAHR (Self Aligning Head Restraints), a new second-generation device built into the backrests of the front seats that moves the head restraints closer to the occupants’ heads in the event of an impact to lessen the effects of whiplash.
“Finally, in the field of preventive safety, the Alfa Romeo Giulietta adopts headlamps with Daytime Running Lights that are automatically switched on when the engine is started – to meet a specific European standard that will come into force in 2012 – and LED tail lights, brighter than conventional bulbs, for extra safety,” a company statement reads.
Euro NCAP rates new cars according to their performance in different crash tests: the frontal impact test which is performed at 64 km/h (40 mph); the side impact test which is performed at 50 km/h (31 mph); the pole impact test which is performed at 29 km/h (18 mph) and the pedestrian impact test which is performed at 40 km/h (25 mph).