WHILE snow continues to hamper thousands of driver journeys across the UK, the Alfa MiTo and Giulietta models are keeping their cool, thanks to Alfa’s innovative DNA system, which features an all-weather driving mode for tackling some of the most wintry road conditions.
The intelligent Vehicle Dynamic Control is fitted on both Alfa MiTo and Giulietta ranges with drivers able to select from ‘D’ (Dynamic), ‘N’ (Natural) and ‘A’ (All-Weather) driving modes at the flick of a switch.
In all-weather mode, the ASR (Anti Slip Regulation) system continuously monitors tyre grip, the car’s yaw and the steering angle. When required, the system decreases the throttle opening and applies the brakes to individual wheels to maintain stability.
At the same time the VDC (Vehicle Dynamic Control) system becomes more intrusive, ideal for situations where wheels are on both snow and tarmac, a Mµ-Split control function enables the car to find traction and control simultaneously on two completely different road conditions.
This all works in conjunction with the DST (Dynamic Steering Torque) feature that provides steering torque movements to prompt natural correction of oversteer. Finally, Hydraulic Brake Assistance also increases braking pressure, therefore reducing braking distances in an emergency.
Damien Dally, Head of Brand, Alfa Romeo UK, said: “Innovations such as the Alfa DNA system help make Alfa Giulietta one of the safest models in its class with a 5-star Euro NCAP rating, including an 86% score in the Safety Assist category.
“We think it’s a great choice all year round, but it’s also the smart choice in these tough winter months when drivers rely more on their vehicle’s technology to keep them safe and in control.’
Customers who brave the conditions in the last few days of January to take out an All-Weather test-drive can currently benefit from 5 Years’ Warranty, £2,000 Alfa Romeo deposit contribution and 5.5% APR across the Giulietta range. As an extra incentive customers can benefit from an additional £500 on any new Alfa Giulietta registered before January 31.
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