Alfa D.N.A.

Derived from racing experience, Alfa D.N.A. is the exclusive Alfa Romeo driving selector which, by acting on engine, brakes, steering, gearbox, suspension and accelerator, perfectly adapts the vehicle's performance to suit the driver's style and the road conditions.

It offers simple, intuitive use: just shift the selector near the gear lever.

- In sporty Dynamic mode, the electronic traction control systems cut in more discreetly, the engine and brakes are more prompt and reactive while the steering is more direct and sporty.
- When the selector is moved to Natural urban position, the setting is more neutral and fuel consumption is optimised.
- When road surface grip is limited, All Weather mode may be selected. This has been designed to make all the electronic safety devices cut in at an earlier stage.


Pre-fill
In Dynamic mode, the Giulietta also introduces Pre-Fill - a new function that uses the VDC system to provide the driver with the quickest braking response possible.

When the control unit detects a hazardous situation requiring rapid braking, the braking system is pressurised a few moments before the driver actually hits the brake pedal so as to guarantee the quickest possible response of the system and thus reducing the vehicle's stopping distances.

Alfa TCT

Alfa TCT (Alfa Twin Clutch Transmission) is a 6-speed automatic gearbox with two clutches from Alfa Romeo.

Available on 1.4 MultiAir Turbo petrol 170 HP and 2.0 JTDM 175 HP petrol engines its sophisticated technology ensures continuous torque delivery and traction without loss of power while shifting.

Infotainment

Blue&Me

Blue&Me™ is compatible with most mobile phones on the market with Bluetooth and can be updated to conform to new standards and phones. To find out about Blue&Me, its functions and its compatibility, go to the Blue&Me site www.blueandme.net It contains user support information, software updates and an extensive Frequently Asked Questions section.

Uconnect ™ 5" Radio

You want to connect to your music and have everything under control.
 That's why the New Alfa MiTo MY‘14 offers you Uconnect™ as standard, the built-in system that combines a top-quality sound system with a raft of multimedia services and functions. And you can operate it at the touch of a finger or simply your voice, thanks to the 5" colour touchscreen and voice recognition.

- You can use the touchscreen to access all audio functions directly: AM/FM radio, CD player, media player devices can be connected via USB port or AUX-in socket.
-  Commands can also be voice-activated.
- The Bluetooth® interface lets you read any text messages received (through the text to speech system) and use the steering wheel controls to handle telephone calls*.
- With the Audio Streaming system you can play music files or web radio straight from your smartphone without wires*.
 

Uconnect5’’ Radio Nav

You want to connect to your music and have everything under control. That's why MiTo offers you Uconnect, the built-in system that combines a top-quality sound system with a raft of multimedia services and functions. And you can operate it at the touch of a finger or simply your voice, thanks to the 5" colour touchscreen and voice recognition. In addition to the Uconnect 5” Radio functions, with Uconnect 5” Radio Nav, you can access state-of-the-art navigation technology:

- Built-in navigation developed in conjunction with TomTom® for simple and intuitive navigation that is made even easier by a touchscreen and voice recognition.
- It uses traffic message channel (TMC) information for real-time updates on slow-moving traffic and delays.
- The “Advanced Lane Guidance” system helps you to breeze through even the most complex junctions.
- It provides warning of fixed speed cameras, the position of average speed cameras and fixed cameras.
- Thanks to the IQ Routes® system, it calculates the best route on the basis of real, measured average speeds.
 

Bose Sound System

The Bose Sound System is able to guarantee exceptional listening quality to all passengers under all driving conditions.

The Hi-Fi system has a power output of more than 500 watts and offers an acoustic system made up of the main speakers in addition to a subwoofer with 8 channel digital amplifier for bass notes that are always deep and involving and a central speaker in the dashboard for wrap-around nuanced sound.

Whether you are listening to a guitar riff or a full orchestra, the Bose® Sound System  offers the same emotions you feel when listening to a live concert. Realistic reproduction, crystal-clear high notes, full and rich bass notes, allow the sound to wrap around all occupants, giving the sensation of passing through a much larger environment because the audio system is designed specially for the passenger compartment. To make the sensory experience even more unique, an integrated signal processor automatically adjusts the bass notes to ensure they are perfect at any volume, while an active equalisation circuit guarantees optimum automatic electronic balancing of the output at all frequencies, great balance and clarity of tone throughout the audio range, eliminating unpleasant distortion even in passages where the volume is higher or in high dynamic tracks.

Mechanics

Technology and safety as standard

The standard equipment of the Alfa Romeo Giulietta includes state-of-the-art electronic systems for dynamic control and safety. The advanced MACPHERSON front suspension and MULTILINK rear suspension have been designed to provide perfect balance even at the limit.

Furthermore, the Giulietta ensures the best driving conditions at all times using the Alfa D.N.A. selector which selects three driving modes:  Dynamic, Natural and All Weather.

All these systems guarantee genuine Alfa Romeo driving safety, vehicle traction and performance. The Giulietta suspension system expresses its dual spirit: sporty and entertaining, yet dominable and comfortable.


Active Dual Pinion steering

Is a new-generation steering system developed specially for the Giulietta to guarantee the driving satisfaction for which Alfa Romeo is renowned.

The advantages are immediate:

- direct, sensitive steering in any driving conditions
- full integration with vehicle dynamics control systems and with Alfa D.N.A.
- great driving comfort due to variable power-assisted steering.
- very easy to handle around town and during parking manoeuvres due to a turning circle of just 10.9 m
- fuel consumption slashed by 3% compared to a conventional system.

Architecture

The Alfa Giulietta introduces an entirely new architecture designed to satisfy the most demanding customers in terms of road-holding, agility and safety. It ensures both exceptional dynamic performance and high comfort levels, thanks to the refined technical solutions employed for the suspension, a new-generation steering system, a light and rigid structure created from materials such as aluminium and high-strength steels and manufacturing techniques on the cutting edge.

In an age surrounded by many question marks, the Giulietta has been created as a new benchmark. A new architecture has been forged for this car.

A design that builds on Alfa Romeo's long experience in engineering and the result is cutting edge. The entire architecture has been redesigned compared to the previous generation, using the most innovative materials: aluminium, magnesium and high-strength steels that combine very high strength and rigidity qualities with weight reduction.  The lightness of this architecture translates into outstanding performance plus a significant reduction in braking.

The new floor pan is a genuine system in its own right that interacts in synergy with each individual mechanical and electronic component on the car to guarantee agility, comfort and safety.

Safety

5 star safety
The Alfa Romeo Giulietta was designed to offer total protection for both driver and passengers. This is borne out by more than 15,000 hours of virtual analysis, 100 crash tests, 150 tests on a HyGe slide and more than 100 tests on components and subsystems.


5 Star Euro NCAP rating
The Alfa Romeo Giulietta has been awarded a prestigious five-star Euro NCAP rating.
This major acknowledgement confirms Alfa Romeo's attention to all aspects concerned with protection and safety.
The rating is even more important considering that since 2009 Euro NCAP has adopted a new scheme composed of four areas of assessment which are simultaneously evaluated, namely Adult Occupant, Child Occupant, Pedestrian Protection and injury avoidance and mitigation functions, through the evolution of seat belt reminder, ESP and speed limiter.


Active safety
The architecture of the Giulietta is completely new and designed to integrate and enhance the various safety systems to the maximum degree.
Each and every aspect has been optimised to guarantee maximum control in all conditions, from the chassis and suspension, to the braking and steering systems.
Vehicle Dynamic Control VDC comes as standard on all versions and interacts with the Alfa D.N.A.  (Dynamic, Natural, All Weather driving modes), which modulates system performance strategies while also adjusting the operating parameters of the engine, gearbox, steering system and Electronic Q2 differential.
The Giulietta also offers Pre-fill and DST (Dynamic Steering Torque) systems.
The former, active in DNA Dynamic mode offers the driver maximum braking promptness; the latter prompts the driver to make the correct manoeuvre in emergencies by sending a pulse to the steering wheel.


Passive safety
The Giulietta safety system, developed to achieve the maximum Euro NCAP rating, increases the energy-absorbing capacity of the front end and reduces both inertia forces and intrusions into the passenger compartment.
Safety performance is guaranteed by six airbags; three-point seat belts with dual pretensioners and load limiters; collapsible pedal unit and steering column; second-generation anti-whiplash system and Isofix attachments.
All this increases the severity of impact against which optimum occupant protection is guaranteed.


Preventive safety
Alfa Romeo Giulietta adopts front LED headlights with a Daytime Running Light function that automatically turns on the sidelights when the car is started.
The tail lights, also LED, offer greater brightness than conventional bulbs and greater safety due to the extremely short activation times.


TPMS
The entire range is equipped with the 'Tire Pressure Monitoring System' (TPMS) as standard. This electronic system monitors the air pressure inside every single tyre and notifies the driver if there are any pressure losses.
Using this device offers benefits both in terms of safety, and in terms of optimising fuel consumption and managing the lifetime of the tyres. Driving with deflated tyres not only makes braking time longer, thereby reducing the stability of the vehicle, but also wears the tyres more rapidly, which increases rolling resistance and hence fuel consumption.

Alfa and the Environment

The Giulietta and the environment

The Giulietta has one priority: respect the environment.
For this reason, the petrol and diesel engines are Euro 5 compliant.
Excellence is achieved with the revolutionary MultiAir engine that achieves high power levels while guaranteeing a reduction of 10% in emissions and fuel consumption compared to conventional engines.
All engines in the range come with Start&Stop: the system that stops and automatically restarts the engine when standing in city traffic. The Gear Shift Indicator also suggests when to shift to optimise engine efficiency and cut fuel consumption.

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