Alpine’s upcoming, high-performance electric crossover will be called the GT X-Over.
Slated to begin production by 2025, the GT X-Over will be built at the French automaker’s Dieppe plant in France, which has a rich history with the Alpine brand dating back to 1969.
“In the rear, we will have a big surprise,” Renault vice president for engineering Gilles Le Borgne told Autocar.
Alpine says the GT X-Over “will combine the brand’s competitive know-how and the group’s experience in electric vehicles, with all the excellence in sports vehicles that defines the Alpine brand”.
“It’s a bit early to talk about this car for Alpine, but it will be a really high-end car – four-wheel drive including torque vectoring,” said Mr Le Borgne when speaking to Auto Express in September 2021.
For reference, the related Nissan Ariya produces 290kW and 600Nm in its most powerful form. In this guise, it’s good for a 5.1-second sprint to 100km/h.
It’s unclear how much power and torque the Alpine GT X-Over will actually make at this stage.
For now, Alpine has only released a teaser image of the GT X-Over that shows its high-riding, fastback-style silhouette.
Alpine is retooling its Dieppe plant to accommodate the latest CMF-EV platform. It currently builds only the A110 sports car.
The company has also renamed its Dieppe plant to Manufacture Alpine Dieppe Jean Rédélé, which pays homage to founder of the high-performance French automaker.
On top of the upcoming GT X-Over, Alpine has confirmed its new era will be all-electric and will include a hot version of the new Renault 5 EV on the CMF-BEV platform, as well as a new version of the A110 sports car.
Alpine has confirmed that all three of these upcoming EVs will be launched by 2026.
The all-electric Alpine A110 replacement will be built in partnership with British sports car specialist Lotus, using the brand’s new E-Sport electric platform.