Renault's Chief Operating Officer, Carlos Tavares, has revealed the company is in talks with another automaker to jointly-develop an Alpine A110 successor.

Tavares declined to go into specifics, but speculation suggests the model could be based off a Mercedes or Nissan platform.

A decision is expected by the end of the year and Tavares commented "What is clear is that if we want to build a great car - which is the only way we will build an Alpine - then we must share the burden of development costs." He added, "I am working in that direction, but it is too early to say if the discussions will be a success."

If an agreement is reached, an A110 successor could be launched in three to five years and cost approximately £45,000 ($70,660 / €55,990).


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