Alpine’s first SUV – the All-Electric GT X-Over – broke the cover in the form of a heavy camouflage mule while testing in snowy conditions. As these new spy shots show, the newer underpinnings are covered in heavily modified Dacia Duster body, but look closely and there are a few prominent features that are the original gift.
The large 19-inch wheel from Renault’s former Megan Trophy covers the huge Brembo brakes on the front, balancing the strength of the Alpine. The height of the test vehicle ride shows our deeper seals, which are probably added to accommodate the battery that will be placed in an underflow skateboard layout.
The huge florid arches have a wide track and large skid plates at the front and back. The duster has a huge rear clamshell design instead of the usual five-door hatch system.
The finished GT X-Over will look completely different from the car in our picture, but it does give a clue as to what stage the Alpine SUV is in development.
Alpine has already provided a teaser image of the GT X-Over, which features a sloping roof and classic alpine signals, such as a distinct quad-headlight system.
Alpine engineering boss Gilles Le Borgen told Auto Express last year that the GT X-Over could feature a triple-motor configuration to provide faster handling. “We’ll have a 215bhp e-motor on the front for the CMF-EV platform,” he said, “and we’ll have a big bump on the back. I’m working on it. ” With a 215bhp front motor and a pair of rear drive units, we expect a total power output of around 450bhp – making it a competitor to the Ford Mustang Mach-E GT and Tesla Model Y.
As part of the company’s ‘Dream Garage’ EV line-up, Alpine will also launch a new A110 coupe built with Lotus, a hot hatch version of the new All-Electric Renault 5 and GT X-Over. All three models will arrive by 2026.
The French firm claims that the GT X-Over will demonstrate the “excellence of the sports vehicle” for which the brand is known, while the parent company uses Renault’s components. Production of the GT X-Over will begin in 2025 at the firm’s Dieppe plant (where it already makes the A110 sports car), which is being adapted to create the Renault CMF-EV platform that will underpin the SUV.
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