The Renault Alpine brand is looking for a partnership with AutoNation dealerships

Alpine is developing two electric crossovers, similar in size to the Porsche Macan and Cayenne coupe, which are expected to arrive in the United States in 2027, according to the head of the French company.

Alpine, which was acquired by Renault in 2017, aims to launch an electric car in the US in 2027 or 2028. (Pictured above is a view of the Alpine Alpenglow from the 2022 Paris Motor Show).

CEO Laurent Rossi compared the crossovers to the Porsche Macan and Cayenne Coupe and said they will play an important role in Alpine’s goal of reaching 150,000 sales by 2030.

Alpine is launching three cars in the coming years for Europe, including an electric version of the A110 sports car and a performance version of the upcoming Renault 5 electric car.

Update 2/17/23: Alpine appears to be serious about its expansion plans in the US, with Automotive News reporting that The French sports car brand is in talks with AutoNation, one of the country’s largest auto dealers. The partnership would see the brand’s other electric vehicles sold at AutoNation dealerships, with Renault CEO Luca de Meo suggesting the partnership could continue, though no details were released.

specific. Alpine was founded in 1955 and rose to prominence in the 1970s when it was acquired by Renault, scoring victories with its A110 sports car and triumphing at Le Mans in 1978. Renault brought back the brand, which is now part of Groupe Renault.

in 2017. With the new A110 Heavy Duty. Smart sports cars are still a forbidden fruit in the US, but now it looks like the Alpine might be coming to the US side in a decade. According to a report in today’s Automotive News, CEO Laurent Rossi has revealed that the recent call for production of two new models in the US market is in mind.

Unfortunately, the futuristic American Alps do not include cheap sports cars. Instead, it will be a mid-size electric crossover and a full-size SUV targeting 2027 or 2028. “The United States is the main source of these cars,” Rossi explained, and compared the Porsche Macan and Cayenne crossovers. Coupe in terms of market conditions.

Rossi said he sees the United States as an important factor in increasing the size of the Alps.

Currently, Alpine only sells the A110, priced at 3,546 in 2022. The goal is to sell 150,000 units annually by 2030, Rossi said, adding that entering the US market “will create a lot of additional volume.” Together with partner Renault Nissan, the company plans to use platforms from premium Geely brands, including Volvo, Polestar and Zeker.