Alpine is preparing to launch two high-performance electric Sports-SUVs in 2027 and 2028, aiming to compete with upcoming electric Porsche Macan and Cayenne models. These Alpine SUVs are set to be positioned at the top of the company’s lineup, targeting the premium performance SUV market, particularly in the United States.
While these SUVs will prioritize lifestyle and dynamic driving characteristics over raw power, Alpine aims to deliver the same driving experience found in the A110 sports car. The goal is to replicate the agile handling of the A110 and offer it in different categories, challenging the likes of Porsche.
Antony Villain, the Design Director at Alpine, stated, “The idea is to adopt the driving experience of the A110 and multiply it into different categories. We want something high-performance, sporty, and dynamic. We don’t want something that’s super fast in a straight line.”
Villain acknowledged the challenge of increased weight due to electric batteries but suggested that it can be addressed with various technical solutions such as a low center of gravity, torque vectoring, and four-wheel steering.
The upcoming electric Alpine SUVs are expected to have lengths of around 4.7 and 5.0 meters. The larger model will compete with premium electric SUVs like the Audi Q8 E-tron and BMW iX, with a specific focus on expanding into the American market.
Please note that the specific details and features of these Alpine electric SUVs may evolve as they approach their launch dates.