Alpine A110 among the seven finalists for 2019 Car of the Year
The A110 qualified for the coty award final
The 60 jury members from 23 European countries have shortlisted seven models among the 38 eligible cars. The Alpine A110 is the only two-seater sports car in the final. As is the case every year, the jury journalists cast their votes on the basis of several criteria, including design, safety, comfort, road-holding, technological innovations, fuel consumption and running costs.
The seven shortlisted vehicles will be put through their paces in February 2019 by all the jury members on the CERAM track in Mortefontaine near Paris. The winner will be announced on Monday March 4, the day before the first press day at the Geneva Motor Show.
One record after another
The Alpine A110 continues to spark enthusiasm, having notched up a considerable number of awards since launch in 2017:
- 2018 Argus Trophée prize: voted “Best Sports Car of 2017” by web users.
- 2018 Festival Automobile International: named “Most Beautiful Car of the Year 2017” on the basis of web-user votes organized by the 33rd Festival Automobile International in Paris.
- 2018 Autocar Awards: “Five Star Car” at the awards held at the Silverstone track in the UK. The prize goes to models having scored the maximum five-star score in Autocar road tests in the last 12 months.
- Top Gear: voted “2018 Performance Car of the Year” by the BBC car magazine.
- Echappement magazine: named “Best Sports Car of 2018” by the French magazine, winning over test drivers, readers and editorial staff alike.
The history of Alpine
Alpine was founded in 1955 by the young motorsport enthusiast Jean Rédélé. The Alpine name gained legendary status with the A110 Berlinette’s Monte Carlo Rally victories in 1971 and 1973. Today Alpine has returned with the new A110, a performance car faithful to the timeless principles of compact design, lightness and agility – and with the promise of true driving pleasure. The A110 made its public debut at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show. Since then, Alpine has opened a new network of specialized dealers across Europe, commissioned a new assembly line at its Dieppe plant and is now on the point of completing deliveries of the A110 Première Edition to European and Japanese customers. With A110 Première Edition production now completed, Alpine has started up production of the A110 Pure and Légende and continues to expand internationally in Japan and Australia.