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Alpine GT X-Over: sporty electric SUV to join Megane E-tech and Ariya on CMF-EV platform by 2026


The French performance brand’s first SUV model officially has a name, with the GT X-Over set to join an all-electric Alpine range by 2026

French performance car maker Alpine has announced its incoming sports SUV will be known as the GT X-Over and will become the third member of its all-electric range.

The GT X-Over will sit on the same CMF-EV platform that underpins the Renault Megane E-tech SUV and Nissan Ariya and will go into production in 2025 at Alpine’s factory in Dieppe, France.

Alpine A110 2021 rear
French manufacturer Alpine currently builds the mid-engined A110 sports car

Alpine has said the performance SUV will be joined by an electric version of the new-generation electric A110 Sports car and a new compact hot hatch that are all set to debut by 2026

Will share components with Nissan Ariya, Renault Megane E-Tech

With all three cars several years away, the official details are few and far between but we can piece together some clues from Alpine and the Renault–Nissan–Mitsubishi Alliance under which it operates.

Previous teaser images from Alpine show its SUV with a coupe-style body shape, jumping on a trend seen on the Lamborghini Urus and the Skoda Enyaq RS that aims to make the raised-body style appear sleeker. 

Nissan Ariya 2023 rear 3/4
The Nissan Ariya sits on the same CMF-EV platform that the GT X-Over will utilise

The CMF-EV platform underpinning the GT X-Over has seen its most powerful form in the Nissan Ariya which features a dual-motor setup that produces 250kW of power and 560Nm of torque. Enough, Nissan says, to slingshot the midsize SUV from 0-100km/h in 5.1 seconds.

The Ariya remains under close consideration for Australia, with Nissan hoping to bring the dedicated EV to our shores.

With the Megane e-tech currently only available with up to 160kW/300Nm, it’s likely the Alpine could score the dual-motor setup from the Nissan.

Renault Megane E-Tech 2022-7
Renault’s Megane E-tech will be closely related to the new Alpine SUV

Alpine’s unnamed hatchback will be based on the Renault R5 hatchback and share the recently announced CMF-BEV platform which seeks to offer an affordable base that can provide up to 400km of range.

The A110 successor will share its underpinnings with Lotus’s new electric sports cars that will sit on its E-Sport platform but little else is known at the time of writing.

Will the new range come to Australia?

Alpine’s local distributor Ateco Group was forced to stop selling the current A110 in Australia at the end of 2021 when new side-impact regulations were introduced. 

While Alpine no longer sells a car in Australia, it retains a connection through Ateco which continues to import a number of Renault products to our shores.

Ateco Group PR consultant, Oliver Peagam, previously told Chasing Cars the door could “potentially” remain open for future Alpine products but it would “depend on what models they produce”.

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