Alfa Romeo’s first SUV, the Stelvio, has been safety tested by Euro NCAP and has received a 5-star rating, with a 97% score in the protection of adult occupants.
The cockpit of the Stelvio remained stable in the head-on crash test, and all critical body areas and limbs were also protected for the front passenger in the rigid barrier test.
The Stelvio does not come standard with IsoFix or an intergrated child seat (although these can be fitted) and therefore it scored 84% on the child occupant safety rating. The SUV however, does come standard with an airbag cut-off switch to protect children and a seat belt reminder.
The Alfa Romeo Stelvio is fitted with an autonomous emergency braking system (AEB) as standard and shares its architecture with the Giulia (that also holds a Euro NCAP 5-star rating). This architecture has been developed to provide all Alfa Romeo cars with ‘superlative handling, control and safety’ according to the manufacturer.
Order books in South Africa have opened for the ‘Entry’ and ‘First Edition’ Stelvio models, due locally later this year.