2017 Alfa Romeo Gi­u­lia Named IIHS Top Safety Pick+

Chicago Sun-Times - - TO DRIVE - BY JOHN STEIN

With the long- awaited re­turn of the Alfa Romeo brand to U. S. shores, you can count safety to the long list of at­trac­tive as­pects for its new­est ve­hi­cles. The Gi­u­lia, a mid- size pre­mium sedan, has earned a 2017 Top Safety Pick+ ( TSP+) rat­ing from the In­sur­ance In­sti­tute for High­way Safety ( IIHS).

Achiev­ing such lofty safety rat­ings in its in­au­gu­ral model year puts the Gi­u­lia in a class of rar­i­fied air. 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.

Ac­cord­ing to Reid Bigland, head of Alfa Romeo, the all- new Gi­u­lia rep­re­sents the height of Alfa Romeo engi­neer­ing and tech­nol­ogy. “No ef­fort was spared when it came to the ve­hi­cle’s per­for­mance and safety fea­tures,” said Bigland. “We’re hon­ored to re­ceive this award from IIHS as it shows our com­mit­ment to cre­at­ing state- of- the- art ve­hi­cles.”

Safe & 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 has 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.

2017 Alfa Romeo Gi­u­lia Ti

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