Alpine Ready To Unleash Electric SUV

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This should give the Porsche Macan EV a run for its money.

It's been an exciting year or so for Alpine. Late last year, the sporty A110 sports car was updated, making it an even more formidable alternative to the Porsche 718 Cayman. Our only major gripe with that car is that it isn't sold stateside. Before this reveal, the brand teased three high-performance electric vehicles, including a spicy hot hatch and a fully electric A110. But what about a crossover? Few automakers don't have one in their lineups anymore, as it's simply what the current market demands. Well, Alpine's own electric crossover, the GT X-Over, is coming in 2025. The vehicle will be produced at a dramatically transformed Dieppe facility in France.

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Although we haven't seen the GT X-Over yet and a lot of technical information about this new model remains unknown, we're not completely in the dark about this exciting crossover. For starters, it will employ the CMF-EV architecture that forms part of a large investment into EVs by the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance. This is the same platform that underpins the Nissan Ariya.

According to Autocar, the GT X-Over will make use of the Renault Megane E-Tech's single electric motor producing 215 horsepower, although it's been hinted that a four-wheel-drive setup with even more power and potentially another electric motor is in the cards for the GT X-Over. That could see it competing directly with the upcoming Porsche Macan EV.

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Alpine will need to adapt the Dieppe facility for the GT X-Over's production, and for other cars using the CMF-EV platform. As part of the plant's transformation, it has been renamed Manufacture Alpine Dieppe Jean Redele in recognition of Alpine's founder. Besides the GT X-Over crossover, Alpine intends to launch two other EVs - a compact car and a new A110 - by 2026. One of those is expected to be a performance variant of the Renault 5 hatchback. But it's the arrival of an electric crossover that could really see Alpine successfully enter the mainstream.

According to Alpine, 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."

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Source Credits: Autocar

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