Experts agree: the 2012 Alfa Romeo Giulietta is a new kind of award-winning, family-friendly vehicle. The Giulietta's list of awards includes the "Auto Europa 2011" award (a testament to its blend of sleek Italian styling and Fiat group technology, as well as its commitment to great fuel efficiency and plenty of safety features) and a Euro NACP 5-Star rating comprised of an overall score of 87/100, which makes the Alfa Romeo Giulietta the safest mini car ever. This review of the Giulietta is even more impressive considering the 2009 Euro NCAP's adoption of a stricter assessment for vehicles comprised of Child Occupant, Adult Occupant, Pedestrian Protection, and injury avoidance functions categories. Among other accolades, the Alfa Romeo Giulietta also received the "Engine of the Year" award for its revolutionary MultiAir engine, developed by Fiat Powertrain technologies. We could go on and on about the outstanding reviews the 2012 Alfa Romeo Giulietta has received, but we'll let the vehicle speak for itself.
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First, it's important to understand the Alfa Romeo Giulietta's history. The original Alfa Romeo Giulietta vehicles were the 750 and 101 series manufactured from 1954 to 1965.And wow, have the luxury, family-friendly vehicles come a long way since then! Though today's version offers extreme technological advances and sleek styling, these first Giuleietta models still have a dedicated fan base worldwide. The current Alfa Romeo Giulietta breaks ground by having its own very unique styling, while still distinctly following in the footsteps of its predecessors. One of the models slated to be featured in Alfa Romeo's (much anticipated) return to America, the Alfa Romeo Giulietta is sure to turn heads with its incredible safety and technology features and intense Italian styling. The Giulietta also impresses us with its commitment to the environment. All of the luxury automobile's engine versions (except the 1750 TBi) are furnished with a Start & Stop system. This system stops and automatically restarts the engine when pausing in city traffic at stop lights or otherwise. A Gear Shift Indicator also advises the driver when to shift to optimize engine efficiency to cut fuel consumption. Meanwhile, the award-winning MultiAir engine achieves robust power levels while guaranteeing a 10 percent reduction in emissions and fuel intake compared to conventional engines. Overall, we're overwhelmed by the luxuriousness of the Alfa Romeo Giulietta; we only hope it stands up to our expectations as far as reliability is concerned.