Last year, Alpine announced plans to go fully electric and launch three new vehicles by 2026. Among these are a hot hatch, a new version of the A110, and a crossover dubbed the GT X-Over. Alpine has revealed that the GT X-Over will be built at the Dieppe plant, which is currently building the A110 and is billed as “a region dedicated to small series production, sports, and competition vehicles.”
Unfortunately, Alpine has kept the details private but insists the GT X-Over will go into production in 2025. The company also says the model will “combine the brand’s competitive know-how and the group’s experience in electric vehicles, with all the hallmarks of a sport, in other words, a defining vehicle. Alpine brand.”
The GT X-Over will use the CMF-EV platform that was developed with Nissan and is flexible enough to support everything from sedans to crossovers. The Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi alliance has revealed several models based on the platform including the Ariya and the Mégane E-Tech Electric.
Alpine said the Dieppe plant would be the first facility in Normandy to build electric vehicles and they aim to “manufacture vehicles with features and equipment that are second to none in this segment.” No word on those features, but Alpine will invest in Dieppe. to adapt the plant to the latest CMF-EV platform and prepare new facilities,” he added.
Speaking of the factory, the official name was changed from Usine Alpine Dieppe to Manufacture Alpine Dieppe Jean Rédélé. Rédélé was of course the founder of Alpine in 1955 and the brand became part of the Renault Group a decade later.