Reviving the A110 name may be the only surprise to come out of today's initial unveiling, however, because there are few to be had on the design front. As expected, the new A110 is identical to the concept that preceded it.
Well, the one that most recently preceded it. You'll recall the first of the new Alpine concepts, in 2012, was a bigger and more beastly thing, its styling inspired by the earlier Renault DeZir show car and with power provided by a 298kW 3.5-litre V6.
The look we see now wasn't revealed until the Alpine Celebration concept appeared at Le Mans in 2015, wearing the exact same styling - albeit in a racing livery - that has debuted with the final A110 production car today.
The more revealing Alpine Vision concept followed in early February 2016, just over one year ago today.
Full details are still to come, although Renault - the manufacturer behind the Alpine brand - has so far confirmed a rear-wheel drive configuration, along with a full aluminium platform and upper body, intended to keep weight down - and the centre of gravity, too.
Above: the three main concepts that preceded the final production A110.
Still secret is what will motivate the new A110, although the rumour mill has held for some time that we can expect a 1.8-litre turbo engine producing around 185kW, with an even more powerful version rumoured to deliver closer to 225kW.
We'll know more in the coming week, but, for now, the important part is this: an Australian debut appears certain, and a price tag of around $75,000 is on the cards.
Listen to the CarAdvice team discuss the Renault Alpine A110 below, and catch more like this at caradvice.com/podcast.