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Limited-edition 2018 Alpine A110 to arrive this year from $106,500+ORC…more variants coming in 2019

The Alpine A110 will go on-sale in Australia later this year priced from $106,500+ORC in limited-edition Premiere trim, cheaper variants will arrive in 2019.

THE AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE EDITION will arrive here later this year and be priced from $106,500+ORC. This variant will be limited to just 60 units.

Standard in Alpine Blue metallic paint it will feature Brembo bi-material brakes, an active-valve sports exhaust and Sabelt one-piece bucket seats weighing just 13.1kg each. It will also offer 18-inch Fuchs forged wheels, rear parking sensors, blue Alpine logo on the steering wheel, blue brake calipers, aluminium pedals and a Focal sound system. Each of the 60 vehicles will be numbered and available from Q4 this year.

The Alpine A110 is a two-seater running a 1.8-litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine making 185kW and 320Nm of torque, it is rear-wheel drive and will get to the legal limit (100km/h) in just 4.5 seconds.

Andrew Moore, Managing Director, Renault Australia, said: “The Alpine A110 is a truly magnificent sports car.  We’re extremely excited to launch a Brand that is so steeped in history and passion in Australia. 

“With the all-new A110, Alpine have taken the core principles of agility, a light weight vehicle and a low centre of gravity that made Alpine so successful in the sixties and seventies and reimagined them for a modern consumer.  The all-new A110 vehicle is incredibly lightweight and pleasurable to drive whilst being equally at home on the race-track and touring roads.

Following the limited-edition variant will be the standard Pure and Legende variants. The Pure will be priced from $97,000+ORC while the Legende will list from $103,500+ORC. According to Alpine, “The A110 Pure is destined to live its life on winding mountain roads while the A110 Legende is the grand tourer of the range, with effortless everyday usability pushed to the fore”. Both variants are available to order now with deliveries expected to begin early in 2019.

The Pure is the track-day special of the range running the same bucket seats as the limited-run variant arriving this year. It runs 18-inch wheels and gets the Alpine driving mode selector which offers Normal, Sport and Track driving modes. It’ll have front and rear parking sensors and a reversing camera as standard.

The Legende has a full leather interior with the driver’s seat a six-way adjustable ‘comfort’ seat. Among other things, the Legende is standard with climate control, sat-nav and LED lights, it can also be had with a Focal sound system (cost-option).

In Australia, Alpine will be sold through a handful of dedicated dealerships. The first dealership will be Brighton Alpine which will have a dedicated showroom alongside its existing Renault facility on Nepean Hwy, Brighton VIC, the brand announced.

“We are thrilled to appoint Brighton Alpine as our first authorised Alpine dealer in Australia.  Dealer Principal, Mark Avis, and his team have the expertise and passion to ensure that Alpine Australia follows the lead of Europe and quickly becomes a success story,” said Moore.


Isaac Bober

Isaac Bober

Isaac Bober was born in the shadow of Mount Panorama in Bathurst and, so, it was inevitable he’d fall into work as a motoring writer. He began his motoring career in 2000 reviewing commercial vehicles, before becoming editor of Caravan & Motorhome magazine. He then moved to MOTOR Magazine before going freelance and contributing to Overlander 4WD, 4×4 Australia, TopGear Australia, Men’s Health, Men’s Fitness, The Australian, CARSguide, and many more.