The report reveals that the Giulia has subpar performance in FCA’s internal front-, rear- and side-impact crash tests. Supplier sources told Automotive News Europe that the Giulia failed to pass the crash tests and will need extensive re-engineering, which has added about six months of time to the midsize sedan’s development time. This has also put Maserati’s product launch off of schedule as the brand’s first SUV—the Levante—was supposed to debut in mid-2015. The Giulia may be better looking
than the majority of cars on the road, but if it can’t pass crash tests it will never come out.