Alpine increases production of A110 to 20 cars per dayJuly 14, 2018
Now the network all talk about the fact that customers of the electric car Tesla Model 3 have to wait too long. But for some reason, many people do not pay attention to the Alpine A110 model, which will have to wait more than a year to order, but now the company announced an increase in the production of the model to 20 units per day.
Alpine A110 is a French mid-range sports car from the subsidiary company Renault. The cost of the most affordable version starts at 54,700 euros. And the model is a direct competitor to the Porsche 718 Cayman. Despite the similar characteristics, design and cost, the French sports car has a significant disadvantage in front of the “German” – this is the waiting time for the ordered car, which is more than a year.
Renault and Alpine know that many potential customers are not waiting for their A110, refusing an order and leaving for a competitor. Therefore, it should not be surprising that the company decided to increase production by almost a third. Until then, the car was produced in the amount of 15 units per day, and now the conveyor will produce up to 20 pieces.
Recall that the Alpine A110 is equipped with a 1.8-liter engine from Renault Megane RS. And on the sports car the engine develops up to 252 horsepower, while on the donor the maximum power can reach the mark of 300 hp.
In addition, experts noticed that the plant in Dieppe, where Alpine is produced, is capable of producing up to 6,000 cars per month, and with a new production plan, production will amount to 5,400 units per month. This is due to the fact that the company prefers to concentrate on more important things, rather than on quantity.
So, the interim managing director of Alpine, Sebastian Erfelin, said: “At the moment, the most important priority for us is quality, and only then we think about the quantity.”
Now the assembly of each model is spent at least a week and a half. Therefore, Tesla’s problems with the production of Model 3 pale before the problems of Alpine, if not to consider the issue of brand profitability.