Ahead of a local arrival in November 2018, Australian pricing for the Alpine A110 has been announced. Starting from $97,000 plus on-road costs, the A110 will start $8,000 higher than its main competitor – the Alfa Romeo 4C – though considerably less than the Porsche 718 Cayman.
Using the same 185kW/320Nm 1.8-litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine as the new Renaultsport Megane but weighing only 1,080kg, the A110 is capable of a 4.5 second sprint to 100km/h and a top speed of 250km/h. Originally revealed at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show, the Alpine is finally available to order locally.
Andrew Moore, Managing Director of 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.”
The Alpine A110 will be offered in two main specifications in Australia – entry Pure and higher-end Legende. There will also be 60 examples of the Australian Premiere Edition offered to Australian buyers, and those cars will start their deliveries in November – buyers of the ‘regular’ A110 will have to wait until the first quarter of 2019 to receive their cars.
Priced from $97,000 plus on-road costs, the entry level A110 Pure is aimed at the enthusiast, offering the “most stripped-back driving experience and an unfiltered connection between driver and machine”, according to Alpine. The A110 Pure is equipped with 18-inch alloy wheels and one piece Sabelt sports seats, which weigh only 13.1kg each. The seats are wrapped in microfibre and leather upholstery with matte carbon fibre interior trim, whilst inbuilt satellite navigation, air conditioning, LED head- and tailights are also standard. An optional sports exhaust and Brembo brake package will be made available.
Above the A110 Pure sits the $103,500 plus on-road costs A110 Legende. The Legende further adds full leather upholstery in either black or brown, gloss carbon fibre trim, front and rear parking sensors, a reversing camera, a Focal audio system and two-tone Legende wheels, which pay homage to the original Alpine A110. The A110 Legende can be upgraded with a Focal Premium sound system with a subwoofer, as well as a sports exhaust.
Limited to 60 units and priced from $103,500 plus on-road costs, the A110 Australian Premiere Edition is equipped further with the Brembo brake package and active sports exhaust, as well as the Sabelt seats and 18-inch Fuchs alloy wheels. The Australian Premiere Edition is also equipped with everything from the A110 Legende, though its upholstery is the half microfibre/leather combination from the Pure, as well as a blue Alpine logo on the steering wheel, aluminium pedals and blue Alpine brake callipers.
The Alpine A110 is available to order now, with the first deliveries of the Australian Premiere Edition scheduled for November 2018. Legende and Pure models will arrive in the first quarter of 2019. Renault Australia has started the process of announcing Alpine dealerships with the first named as Brighton Renault in Melbourne.
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