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Aussie F1 hopeful Oscar Piastri takes next step with Alpine

Australia’s next Formula One hopeful Oscar Piastri isn’t daunted by the task ahead of him in 2021 as he steps up into the FIA F2 Championship. Piastri, who won the FIA F3 Championship in 2020, steps into the Formula One feeder category with Prema Racing, the same outfit that took Mick Schumacher to the F2 title in 2020...

Renault 5 Alpine electric hot hatch imagined

The reborn Renault 5 electric hatch caught the Internet's heartstrings following its unveiling earlier this month, its retro-inspired styling blending well with its 2020s-era all-electric powertrain. But what would a high-performance version look like? Here's our take on a go-fast version of the upcoming Renault 5, suitably wearing Groupe Renault's repositioned performance moniker: Alpine...

Alpine to go electric-only, replace Renault Sport with three new models

Renault's sports car brand, Alpine, is set for a major shake-up in the coming years, with the announcement overnight it will ditch conventional internal-combustion power in the coming years...

Renault Group unveils future plans: 24 new models by 2025, electric-only Alpine to replace Renault Sport

Renault has taken the wraps off 'Renaulution', its plan to "restore Groupe Renault's competitiveness", consolidate its product portfolio and boost profit worldwide. Whereas Renault's existing product roadmap saw it chase volumes and outright sales, the new plan – created under new CEO Luca de Meo, who arrived from Seat in early 2020 – will see the group streamline its model range and development processes worldwide, in an effort to increase per-vehicle profits...

Alpine and Lotus to co-develop all-electric sports car

French and British sports car specialists Alpine and Lotus have announced plans to explore a range of potential collaboration opportunities and joint projects between the two brands – one of which could be an all-electric sports car...

Google exec replaces Cyril Abiteboul as Alpine boss

Months after taking over as temporary CEO at Alpine, Cyril Abiteboul has been replaced by former Google executive Laurent Rossi. Abiteboul also announced his sudden departure from the Alpine Formula One Team – formerly the Renault F1 Team. While his appointment to the Alpine road-car division was originally publicised as a short-term gig in September 2020, his departure from the F1 team has come as a surprise to the sport...

Renault to revive classic 4L and 5 city cars as electric vehicles – report

Renault looks set to revive two classic city cars of its past with retro styling and all-electric power. According to news agency Reuters, new Renault CEO Luca de Meo will unveil plans later this week (14 January 2021) to reboot two 1960s to 1990s-era city cars of the brand's past as electric vehicles, in a bid to lean on the brand's French roots and drive sales in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic...

2021 Alpine new cars

Alpine hasn't exactly enjoyed a stellar 2020, selling just five examples so far this year of its lone model, the gorgeous and totally charming A110 mid-engined coupe. Yet, the French brand could be about to experience a renaissance. While little has been confirmed for 2021, the fact that parent company Renault is rebranding its Formula One team to Alpine, suggests a portfolio soon to expand...

Alpine could position itself as 'mini Ferrari', says Renault boss – report

Renault CEO Luca de Meo has suggested Alpine could be cultivated to become a "mini Ferrari". According to UK publication Auto Express, Italian-born de Meo said the Renault-owned Alpine brand could combine expertise from its Formula One team with "quasi-artisanal" work conducted at the Alpine factory to produce vehicles akin to those made by Ferrari...

Alpine A110 SportsX: Safari adventure coupe may become a reality – report

The Alpine A110 may be about to become a little more adventurous. According to patent images uncovered by Dutch publication AutoWeek, the sports car brand Alpine is preparing a raised-up, off-road 'safari' version of its A110 sports car. First revealed in January 2020, the Alpine A110 SportsX showed off its rally-inspired looks as a concept car, with the brand saying it was merely a design exercise at the time...

Renault Formula One team to rebrand as Alpine, suggesting a big future

Renault has announced overnight its Formula One team will run under the Alpine flag for the 2021 season. Recently Renault F1 team principal Cyril Abiteboul was appointed as managing director at Alpine – a sports car sub-brand of Renault – helping to lead the company's future while he continues with his duties at the F1 racing team...