Alpine’s Macan-Rivaling SUV Reportedly Coming In Two Years

The all-new Alpine A110 has yet to arrive at dealers, but this isn’t stopping the revived French brand to consider yet another vehicle – an SUV.

Speaking to insiders with knowledge on the matter, AutoExpress says that the Alpine SUV will be introduced in 2019, and it will be a very important model for the company, as it’s expected to provide them with the necessary revenue to make the sports car profitable.

From a visual point of view, the as-of-yet unnamed vehicle is believed to be inspired by the A110, while inside, users should expect a plusher cabin, which will help it challenge the likes of the Alfa Romeo Stelvio, and Porsche Macan.

Despite having access to different platforms in the Renault-Nissan Alliance, the Alpine SUV is said to be offered with rear- and all-wheel drive, so the brand could have turned to Mercedes-Benz or even Infiniti for the right architecture.

One of the engines that should power it at first is the 1.8-liter turbo’d four, delivering some 300 horses. It’s still too early to talk about larger-capacity units, but officials within Alpine have previously suggested a hybrid, and even a fully electric powertrain.

Prices for the Alpine SUV could start at roughly £40,000 (equal to $52,417) in the United Kingdom, undercutting the Porsche Macan by approximately £6,000 ($7,863).

Note: Alpine A110 pictured

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  • Carmelo Van Cabboi

    It is ashame that everybody need more than one SVU on sale to be able to produce sports car… Porsche and Maserati for example are producing more SUV than sports cars… Lamborghini wants to double the sales with the Urus… Rolls Royce is about to lunch its first SUV. Alfa has the Stelvio… Who’s the next?!

    • Elmediterraneo

      Ferrari….

  • Adam Bernard

    Really? You guys actually believe Alpine can take the Mercedes GLC (the only available smaller rwd platform in the Renault/Nissan/Daimler portfolio), lighten it up to where 300hp will outrun a Macan, and get it on the road in two years? Sorry, but that original story has holes you could drive a Maybach thru…