Renault is canceling the plans of reviving the Alpine brand

Posted on Thursday, 26 February 2009 , 12:02:54 byEmil

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Renault is canceling the plans of reviving the Alpine brand

The Alpine name is close to many French hearts, auto enthusiasts. The manufacturer, Renault-owned build machines able to carve up the road on track. So, Alpine has not made a vehicle since 1996 of its own, but that horsepower wars that's now was supposed on rekindling the flame of the Alpine.

The worldwide meltdown economically unfortunately extinguished all hopes of a revival of the the brand. Patrick Pelata - the operating Chief officer at Renault told Autocar this: 'It’s a casualty of the [economic] crisis.'

We knew of course this was coming. So, the all-new Alpine will share supposedly a platform with Nissan 200SX. So 2 weeks ago when Nissan killed apparently the 200SX, you should have seen also the death of this brand new Alpine model.