Renault reaffirms its commitment to sports vehicles with its announcement to market the Alpine brand as of 2017, a brand that was on the market between 1955 and 1995.
"This is a new stage in the exploitation of our know-how and our technologies in the world of competition in favor of our series vehicles," said the group's CEO, Carlos Ghosn, at a ceremony held in Monte Carlo .
The objective, as added in the statement released by the firm, is to reach new customers within the sports vehicles of the premium range.
The car will be able to reach 100 km / h in less than 4,5 seconds "thanks to its lightness" and combines "a sensual design with exceptional agility" to prevail, according to Renault, as "worthy heir to the famous Alpine Berlinette A110".
The Alpine Vision will benefit from the support of both the Renault group and Renault Sport, and has its overall management in the hands of Michael van der Sande.
The mission of the group of experts in charge of the rebirth of that brand, according to the latter, is "to reinterpret the famous Alpine of the past and guarantee their future thanks to superb sports cars."
The new car, whose price has not been advanced, will be manufactured in Dieppe, in the French department of Seine-Maritime (northwest), and will begin to be marketed from 2017, initially in Europe.
Alpine, a brand founded in 1955, disappeared as such 40 years later, after having produced some 30.000 vehicles and having participated in competitions such as the 24 Hours of Le Mans, the Monte Carlo rally or the World Rally Championship.