Alpine, the sports company of the Renault Group, has a range consisting of seven 100% electric models by the end of the decade. The Norman brand has a hot hatch in part B (utilities) called A290 and three crossovers framed by segments C (compact), D (medium) and E (executive), which account for most of their sales.
While the A290 will be the opposite of MINI Cooper the C-crossover compete against CUPRA Formentor. The D-crossover and E-crossover For their part, they will have in their view the Porsche Macan and Cayenne. The A110 sports car, for its part, will abandon the internal combustion engine in its third generation; In addition, it will be offered in two bodies (coupé and convertible). His enemy will be Porsche 718.
The seventh member of the lineup is the A310, a four-seater sports car that returns to the market after more than four decades of absence (the original model was sold from 1971 to 1984). Sitting on la plataforma APP (Alpine Performance Platform)which will also support the A110, will be an electric grand tourer that goes directly to the waterline of the fuel-efficient Porsche 911.
“If all our future models will be electric, it will be truly Alpine. They will have the DNA of agility and lightness. Even if it is an electric car with a battery inside, you will feel the lightness. This is very important” declare Alpine Marketing Director, Bruce Pillard.
Alpine will have a range consisting of 7 electric cars by 2030
“We want to make a 2 + 2 sports car and, of course, some time ago we had the A310, so we will combine these two ideas as a first goal. Our work now is the structuring of the platform (APP) we work on and The final design will be completed in one and a half years. “The A110 has limited numbers because it’s a two-seater, and we know that adding two more seats to a car makes a big difference.”
Despite the nature of electricity, the A310 stays true to the principles of lightness and agility which for decades characterized the Dieppe brand. Like the rest of the Alpine range (with the possible exception of the A290, very focused on the European market), the A310 will also be sold in regions such as the United States and China. From a technical point of view, it is likely to share mechanical parts with the A110 in order to contain development costs as much as possible.