Alpine's upcoming electric crossover will be called the GT X-Over and will enter production in 2025 at the firm's Dieppe plant. The marque, a Renault subdivision, is desperate to stay relevant in the electric era and, like Lotus, is looking to diversify from small petrol sports cars into more mainstream electric vehicles.
The GT X-Over will be based off the same architecture as the Renault Mégane E-Tech Electric and will be the first of three all-electric vehicles that will transform Alpine into an EV-only brand. It will feature the Mégane E-Tech Electric's single 215 bhp motor at the front but "will have a big surprise" at the rear. Hence it will likely be AWD and have over 430 bhp.
A performance-oriented crossover aimed at the more premium end of the market, the GT X-Over should go toe-to-toe with the upcoming Porsche Macan EV as well as the Tesla Model Y Performance and Ford Mustang Mach-E GT. Given Renault as a whole have no plans to re-enter the US market, the odds of any of Alpine's sporty EVs reaching North American shores are slim.
Alpine's Dieppe factory is undergoing a major transformation to prepare it for the electric era, and has been renamed the Manufacture Alpine Dieppe Jean Rédélé - in honor of the man who founded the brand in 1955, some 20 years before it was sold on to Renault.
Renault Group CEO Luca de Meo had the following to say:
“Over the past 12 months, Alpine has succeeded in setting a new dynamic in motion and upholding its commitments. It can be seen today in Dieppe, where the future GT Alpine X-Over will be made, thus giving a clear vision of the future and solid prospects for the historic, industrial site.
Alpine's ambition must remain high, where only the most passionate strive to be, those driven by the quest to attain perfection. This level of excellence must be like oxygen for Alpine.”