Alpine’s electric A110 could look like this

Alpine’s electric A110 could look like this

Confirmed: Alpine’s sporty all-electric crossover Group Renault is going all in on making Alpine more than a one-hit wonder. By Jake Groves.


Future scoop


1 PUT IT ALL ON BLUE

  • Two things had to happen for Alpine to survive: make an SUV, and make an electric car. This new crossover does both, as Group Renault, led by Luca de Meo for a year now, puts all of its performance car chips into Alpine.

2 A BIG TOY BOX

  • Given the growing importance of EVs in the Renault-Nissan Alliance, it makes sense that Alpine has confirmed the new SUV will use the same CMF- EV powertrain as the Nissan Ariya and the upcoming production version of the Renault Megane E-Vision. And as all of the group’s sporty eggs now go in the Alpine basket, expect this newcomer to have more power on offer than either.

3 RATHER SPORTING

  • Alpine says it’ll ‘benefit from F1’s technology and expertise’ thanks to the de Meo-led restructuring that ensures the Alpine road-car and F1 divisions are more closely connected. Renault Sport as we know it is dead, as any Renault with a sporting edge to it will be badged an Alpine in future.

4 WHAT ELSE IS COMING?

  • Well, after some debate behind closed doors, Alpine recently confirmed its plans for an all-electric version of the A110, co-developed with Matt Windleled Lotus. On top of that, Alpine says it’s developing a new B-segment electric hot hatch that’ll use the same e-platform as the Renault Zoe. The upcoming Peugeot 208 Sport Engineered hot hatch better watch out…

Laurent Rossi CEO, Alpine

‘The craftsmanship from our plant in Dieppe, the engineering mastery from our Formula 1 and Renault Sport teams will shine through our tech-infused, 100 per cent electric line-up, taking the beautiful Alpine name to the future,’ says Rossi, who took over Alpine – the road cars and the ex-Renault F1 team – in January.


Factfile

  • POWERTRAIN 87kWh battery (est), 350bhp+ (est) e-motors, all-wheel drive
  • CHASSIS Steel and aluminium monocoque
  • DUE 2025
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