Renault will reveal the first model of the rebooted Alpine brand in 2016 with a family of vehicles to follow in the next years.
AutoExpress reports the first model to come will be called the AS1 which stands for Alpine Sport 1. Speaking to the magazine at the Geneva Motor Show earlier this month, Renault executive vice president Bruno Ancelin said: “We are working on the first car, and out of the first car we are working on the line-up. So model number one, which we call the AS1 – Alpine Sport 1– we need to see further and look to the complementary models we will have in the line-up.”
Our source also claims the new brand will offer different types of vehicles. Ancelin is quoted saying that “if you want to be sustainable in some markets you need a hybrid in the line-up. We’d have highly differentiated models.” He confirmed the first model in the range will be a “low weight and sporty car”.
“Which technology and which kind of engines do we need, which kind of body styles, will all of them be sporty cars or will some of them be SUVs?”, Ancelin also commented.
Note: Renault Alpine A110-50 concept pictured