Alpine to build electric crossover at Dieppe plant from 2025
Renault’s Alpine sports car brand will produce its all-electric GT X-Over model at the Dieppe plant from 2025. The electric crossover will be based on the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi alliance’s CMF-EV platform, which is specifically designed for electric vehicles.
Thus, the GT X-Over, for which Alpine has released a first teaser image, will be built on the same platform as the Renault Mégane E-Tech Electric and the Nissan Ariya. The performance version of the latter model is expected to get up to 290 kW of system power and 400 kilometres of WLTP range with an 87 kWh battery. More sporty performance data of a CMF EV model are not yet known. As a result, remains to be seen what Alpine, as a sports car brand, will build on the platform.
The first sketch of the GT X-Over shows the silhouette of the vehicle. The roofline is somewhat reminiscent of a Porsche Panamera. The lower half of the vehicle is not visible in the picture. So it remains to be seen how much higher the crossover really is compared to a sporty sedan. However, the vehicle does not resemble an SUV – which is certainly what many people think of when they hear the name Crossover.
So far, the A110 combustion engine sports car has been manufactured at the Dieppe plant. Alpine does not specify to what extent production for the GT X-Over will be automated and what numbers of units will be built in Dieppe – the announcement only states that completely new facilities will be built. On the sidelines of the confirmation of the crossover production, the plant was renamed ‘Manufacture Alpine Dieppe Jean Rédélé’ after Alpine’s founder Jean Rédélé.
“Over the past twelve months, Alpine has succeeded in setting a new dynamic in motion and upholding its commitments,” says Renault boss Luca De Meo at the appointment in Dieppe. “It can be seen today in Dieppe where the future Alpine GT X-Over will be made, thus giving a clear vision of the future and solid prospects for the historic, industrial site.”
By 2026, Alpine will introduce three battery-electric models – a sports car to succeed the current A110, a new compact model and the now announced GT X-Over. The compact model is likely to be based on the CMF BEV that debuts in the Renault 5 and is also used by the successor to the Nissan Micra.