The report, in Britain's Autocar magazine, follows confirmation in 2009 that the global economic crisis had moved Renault to cancel plans for a new Alpine model.
While earlier reports had pointed to Nissan 370Z-based Renault sports car, the French carmaker is now believed to be developing a coupe on an all-new modular platform.
Speaking with Britain's Autocar magazine, Renault product manager Beatrice Foucher said that the new platform will also underpin the next-generation Megane and a new Laguna Coupe (which was not offered in Australia with the last generation).
“We need conventional cars as well as well as innovative cars,” Foucher told Autocar.
“ You can do lots of different cars off the platform. It’s very early stages, but we will have at least one coupe in the line-up."
As for Alpine, Foucher said that the famed RenaultSport arm is already involved in the development of the new platform and that the company is "working on Alpine".
"It’s a possibility and we’re looking at what an Alpine would be in a Renaultsport line-up."
Foucher added that the Alpine badge could take a similar position in the Renault line-up that the DS name covers for the Citroen range, focusing instead on upmarket coupes and crossovers.
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