I saw this linked to in another forum and it sheds some light on the recent news about failed crash tests:
All the gossip from the Geneva motor show | Top Gear
"We ask him about a report in a well-sourced industry newspaper that the car was delayed because it failed crash tests. He looks TG...
In Quattroruote the boss of Alfa/Maserati says the following in an interview at Geneva
"If others have thought, better for us: I really like the idea of being the only ones to offer a C segment sedan rear-wheel drive." Word of the number one of the Alfa Romeo, Harald Wester, who responds...
Maserati Chief Harald Wester Wants Cars with Soul
"the guys I mentioned earlier, are damn good uniforms. Close to perfect pieces of engineering. Good for us they have no soul. They’re f***ing boring. They don’t transmit anything."
Well, that's an honest and straightforward answer!