Alpine, the French sports car brand owned by Renault, has unveiled its vision of the electric hot hatch for everyday driving: the Alpine A290_β. The concept car, which was revealed at the Geneva Motor Show, is a preview of Alpine’s upcoming production model that will compete with the likes of the Volkswagen ID.3, the Hyundai Ioniq 5, and the Tesla Model 3.
What is a hot hatch?
A hot hatch is a term used to describe a high-performance version of a hatchback, a car with a large rear door that opens upwards to access the cargo area. Hot hatches are popular among enthusiasts who want a car that is both practical and fun to drive. Some of history's most iconic hot hatches include the Volkswagen Golf GTI, the Peugeot 205 GTI, and the Honda Civic Type R.