Renault buys out Caterham’s stakes in Alpine joint-venture

Automotive Design 11 Jun 2014
Renault buys out Caterham’s stakes in Alpine joint-venture

Renault has announced the acquisition of Caterham Group’s stake in Société des Automobiles Alpine Caterham and confirmed its planes to launch the “Berlinette of the 21st century” within 2016.


Back in November 2012 renault and Caterham announced a partnership to revive the prestigious Alpine brand. The joint venture, named “Société des Automobiles Alpine Caterham”, was owned 50/50 by the two partners.

Renault Alpine A110-50 Concept - Design Sketch

Now, following a mutual agreement, Renault has increased its stake in Société des Automobiles Alpine Caterham to 100%. As a result, Société des Automobiles Alpine Caterham will change its name to Société des Automobiles Alpine.

Renault Alpine A110-50 Concept

Renault has also confirmed the plans of presenting its own Alpine sports car in 2016, as initially planned. Caterham Group also plans to continue with its own sports car.

Renault Alpine A110-50 Concept - Design Sketch

Alpine is present on the sports track in 2014 through its participa-tion in ELMS (European Le Mans Series) and the Le Mans 24-hour event.

For vehicle production, the Dieppe plant, home of the Alpine brand, is making preparations to build and assemble the chassis and  bodywork of the future Alpine.

Renault Alpine A110-50 Concept

Teams are fully committed to developing a true Alpine production vehicle by 2016 under the management of Bernard Ollivier: “With 90% of design specifications complete and an interior design to be finalized before the summer, enthusiasm is growing around the future Alpine production vehicle, The key words for the vehicle are style, enjoyment and sporting spirit.”

(Source: Renault)

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