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    Renault plans a revived Alpine

    Renault’s Alpine A 110-50 was on display in May.
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    Renault’s Alpine A 110-50 was on display in May.

    PARIS — A sports car for the recession?

    Renault and Caterham Group on Monday unveiled plans to revive the French ­automaker’s Alpine sports car — and sell it at a reasonable price. Caterham’s chief executive, Tony Fernandez, promised to do for sports cars what he has done for air travel with his low-cost airline, AirAsia.

    Renault’s CEO, Carlos Ghosn, said they would modernize the Alpine while retaining the ‘‘DNA’’ of the venerated brand, which captured rally titles­ in the 1970s but has since been discontinued.

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    Neither man gave details on the car’s design or price, saying they did not want to constrain engineers. The car will be manufactured in Northern France.

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    It won’t hit the market for three or four years.

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