Alpine A110 refreshed for 2022 with new tech and aero

Published: 24 November 2021

► Alpine refreshes its sports car
► Simpler trim range, new Aero Kit
► More customisation, better infotainment

Alpine’s gorgeous A110 sports car has been give a bit of a refresh for 2022, simplifying the range a little and offering a few extras not seen before. In this case, we’re thankful that Alpine has done a relatively small job of tweaking the A110 – it’s already pretty amazing as it is.

There are now three variants: standard A110, A110 GT and A110 S, simplifying the offering to sports car enthusiasts, and prices start from a smidge under £50k.

Are there any performance upgrades for the A110?

The standard A110 has 249bhp at its disposal, sprinting to 62mph in 4.5 seconds and onto a top speed of 170mph. The GT and S versions, meanwhile, get a power boost to 296bhp with 0-62mph acceleration times dropping to 4.2 seconds.

a110 2022 side

Alpine says the GT and S version of the engine has been tweaked to give maximum torque at a lower end of the rev range, and maximum power closer to the redline. A new launch control function interestingly shuts off a cylinder when powering up for a ‘more engaging engine note.’

It looks the same!

And this is a rare case of us being happy about that, and the fundamentals remain the same, too: sleek looks, two seats and a 1.8-litre turbocharged engine powering the rear wheels via a seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox from Getrag. All A110 versions still have Normal, Sport and Track drive modes.

All that’s different across the board, in terms of its design, is a badge denoting what model you have on the rear end. If you go for the top-spec A110S, you can now add an optional Aero Kit, which attaches a rear wing that boosts downforce by 81kg on its own, as well as blades on the front bumper.

a110s 2022 side

Inside, there are more colour customisation options, with new materials for the seats and dashboard. More to the point, Alpine says the infotainment has been revised. The system has long been a relatively weak point of the existing car, as it’s the same slightly naff system you get on a Suzuki Swift, but Alpine says it’s now more customisable and has slicker connections to Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

When can I buy one?

Alpine says orders are open now, with the first deliveries coming in March 2022. The standard A110 starts at £49,905; the A110 GT starts at £59,355; the A110 S starts at £59,955.

By Jake Groves

CAR's deputy news editor, office Geordie, gamer, lover of hot hatches

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