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autoviva2015-06-15 17:10:02

Alpine Celebration previews future brand model

French brand is returning to the market in 2016 with a sports model

 
 
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The vehicle serves as a preview to the sports car that will be launched in 2016

The release of the model that marks the return of AlpineAlpineAlpineFrance, 1955 > 199414 models
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to the car market is getting closer and this weekend the brand unveiled the CelebrationCelebrationAlpine CelebrationFrance, 2015 > 20153 photos
concept at Le Mans. The vehicle serves as a preview to the sports car that will be launched in 2016.

Thanks to the Alpine Celebration it is possible to unravel a little more about the strategy outlined by Renault for the return of the sports brand to the market. There can be found some similarities between the A110A110Alpine A110France, 1961 > 197612 versions
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and the Celebration so there will be an attempt to incorporate the tradition Alpine design in a modern vehicle.

The Celebration should be the basis for the new Alpine model that has market launch scheduled for 2016. Despite it began being developed in conjunction with Caterham, the model is currently a project led exclusively by RenaultRenaultRenaultFrance, 1898 > present189 models
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.

Renault did not disclose data about the engine that equips the Alpine Celebration, however, the press has advanced that the new model is expected to be equipped by the 2.0 engine of the Mégane RSMegane R.S.Renault Megane R.S.France, 2014 > present3 photos
. A double clutch gearbox seems to be the favorite for the future sports model, leaving aside the manual gearbox.

The success of the sports model is crucial for Alpine's relaunch strategy by Renault. Positive sales may justify the expansion of the range. Renault's design boss Laurens van den Acker believes it is important that the car become the basis of the new Alpine so that the brand can seek the production of a model similar to a Porsche PanameraPanamera Gen.1 [970]Porsche Panamera Gen.1 [970]Germany, 2009 > present33 versions
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