The New Lineup of Alpine Performance Cars Is Slowly Being Revealedby Dim Angelov, on
Renault is in the midst of rebranding its performance vehicles. It has already announced that Renault Sport is becoming Alpine and all of its future performance cars will bear the Alpine name. Alpine currently offers one model – the A110, which is powered by a 1.8-liter turbocharged inline-four with up to 288 horsepower. We already know that an EV version of the A110 is in the making and it’s going to be joined by at least two other models. Back in January, we were, once again, teased by Renault with three future Alpine EV models.
Renault Sport’s Future Electric Models
Previously, Renault only teased us with frontal images of the cars, we now get the silhouettes of the three future models. We can clearly recognize the next-generation Alpine A110, which is being co-developed with Lotus, as well as a hot hatchback, and what looks like a four-door coupe, or maybe even a crossover.
The A110 will be the most interesting model, especially given the Lotus connection. Both Alpine and Lotus share a philosophy of building lightweight sports cars.
With this in mind, the next Alpine might very well be a benchmark for driver engagement in electric vehicles.
One question remains: how much of the current A110’s retro-futuristic design will make it on the new model?
It seems Alpine’s hot hatch might give us plenty of retro vibes, as it is expected to be a performance version of the upcoming Renault 5 EV, which is inspired by the 1970s original. The hatchback will be as French as it can get, as it will be built in Northern France, on the new CMF-BEV platform. By 2025, Alpine promises seven new EV models and this will be one of them.
The last of the three EV models remains a mystery, but it will definitely be a four-door GT model. Some speculate that it will be an Audi E-Tron competitor, while others believe it will be more of a crossover coupe. It remains to be seen. The hot-hatchback is expected to be the first to hit the market, followed by the new Alpine A110. The mysterious GT model is believed to be the last of the three to be unveiled.