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Renault 5 Alpine electric hot hatch imagined
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27th Jan 2021
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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.
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Alex Misoyannis
Google exec replaces Cyril Abiteboul as Alpine boss
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12th Jan 2021
1 min read

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Months after taking over as temporary CEO at Alpine, Cyril Abiteboul has been replaced by former Google executive Laurent Rossi.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.
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Ben Zachariah
Alpine could position itself as 'mini Ferrari', says Renault boss – report
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20th Oct 2020
2 min read

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.
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Ben Zachariah
2018 Alpine A110 recalled
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1st Nov 2019
2 min read

2018 Alpine A110 recalled

Renault Australia has issued three separate recalls for the 2018 model-year Alpine A110 sports car, affecting between 61 and 72 vehicles depending on the notice. The first recall relates to vehicles fitted with the sports exhaust that could have an issue with oil pressure. "The oil pressure solenoid programming is not compliant to the required specification, which may result in decreased oil pressure," the company says.
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James Wong