Alpine Eyes US Market Entry with AutoNation Partnership, Plans to Launch Sports Car and Electric SUVs

According to reports, the French carmaker Alpine wants to make a large impression on the American auto market and is thinking about partnering with AutoNation, one of the biggest automotive dealership groups in the nation. Two sporty electric SUVs that are being created exclusively for the American market will be released with the A110 sports car.

Both Alpine and its parent company Renault are presently absent from the American market. As a result, the business must effectively start from zero. A relationship with AutoNation may help them establish themselves in the very competitive American car market.

Alpine’s partnership with AutoNation makes sense given that the network of dealerships sold more than 262,000 automobiles in the US in 2021. According to reports, the carmaker is so dedicated to the US market that they are creating their electric SUVs just for US drivers.

Alpine A110
Source: Alpine

The alliance may be a huge gain for both businesses if it is successful. While AutoNation could provide its clients with a distinctive and interesting new brand, Alpine would have access to a sizable customer base.

Alpine apparently intends to develop an electric replacement for the A110 in addition to the sports car and electric SUVs. The business wants to become a key participant in the American vehicle industry and raise enough money with these new services to support future efforts.

The previous mid-mounted 1.8L turbo 4-cylinder engine that powers the A110 now generates 297 hp and 251 lb-ft of torque in the S variant. With a peak speed of 177 mph, the automobile can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in under 3.9 seconds.