Alpine Cars hasn’t actually produced a car in over twenty years, however all that is about to change, and Australian car buyers won’t be left out this time around.
The French brand dates back to 1955 and made its name with an array of sports cars for the road and race track, primarily based on Renault models.
Unfortunately, Australia missed out on any official imports of Alpine Cars, though a band of local enthusiasts have imported their own cars into the country over the years.
The Alpine brand was purchased by Renault back in 1973 and production ended in 1995, the Alpine Cars factory instead utilised in subsequent years to produce sporty Renault models.
But now it’s coming back and to Australia as well.
Renault recently took the covers off a new Alpine Cars model – the Alpine A110 (as seen in the photos) and today there is confirmation that the car, and other future Alpine vehicles, will be landing in Australia.
We will see the Alpine A110 locally from late next year.
The Alpine A110 is a rear mid-engine, rear-wheel-drive all-aluminium sports car that is powered by a 185kW/320Nm 1.8 litre turbo-petrol engine.
Mated exclusively to seven-speed dual-clutch transmission, Alpine Cars is promising a very respectable 4.5 second sprint to 100km/h.
Renault Australia Managing Director, Andrew Moore, says the local operation is excited about having Alpine Cars available to Aussie buyers.
“Alpine defines a modern sports car designed for driving pleasure and combines the timeless Alpine principles of compact size, light weight and dynamic agility and keeps true to the spirit of its predecessors,”
“We are delighted that it won’t be long until its loyal fans, as well as those new to the brand, can get behind the wheel.”
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