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Alpine teases new electric range: Sports car, hot hatch and mid-size coupe SUV due from 2024

French performance brand Alpine is going electric – and here are the three new vehicles that will make up its future. First announced in January, and teased as part of parent Renault’s strategy event overnight, the three new electric Alpine models will be launched in Europe starting in 2024...

2021 Alpine A110 price and specs: 215kW A110S now available to order

2021 Alpine A110 pricing and specification French sports car gains new A110S variant More power, orange highlights and black wheels lead additions Priced from $101,000 (A110 Pure) to $115,000 (A110S) before on-road costs The 2021 Alpine A110 sports car range has been expanded with the addition of a new, high-performance A110S variant...

Renault Sport officially dissolved, replaced by all-electric Alpine

French manufacturer Renault has officially dissolved its famed performance division, opting to replace the Renault Sport moniker with soon-to-be-all-electric subsidiary Alpine. The long-running Megane RS name will be retired once the current model's life cycle comes to an end in the coming years...

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...