It seems Alpine’s February 16 reveal won’t be a production car after all as the Renault-owned company will introduce yet another concept.

It seems Alpine’s February 16 reveal won’t be a production car after all as the Renault-owned company will introduce yet another concept.

This time around, the concept will be closer to the production version scheduled to go on sale next year. A follow-up to the 2012 A110-50 and 2015 Celebration, the third concept will provide a more accurate preview of the road-going car which will likely have an automatic dual-clutch gearbox (EDC) judging by the paddles mounted behind the concept’s steering wheel.

Other noticeable features include the free-standing touchscreen for the infotainment system, a retro-styled clock, and metallic switches reminiscent of the classic era. The dashboard layout is simple, yet functional and there’s a lovely three-spoke steering wheel wrapped in leather and Alcantara with a blue Alpine logo in the center.

The upper area of the door panels don’t have any trim as a way to emphasize the lightweight construction which according to the latest gossip will enable the production car to tip the scales at around 2,425 pounds (1,100 kilograms). Combined with a rumored 300-hp turbocharged 1.8-liter gasoline engine, the Alpine sports car is shaping up to be an interesting solution for those in the market for a performance model without breaking the bank.

Alpine will unveil the near-production concept next Tuesday and hopefully we will also find out what powers it.

Source: Alpine Cars via alpine-planet.com

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