Weighing in at just 13.1 kg per seat, the new Alpine’s low seat weight is achieved by a recessed backrest and steel brackets ... even if Alpine is not specifying whether this weight includes all of the seat’s brackets, slide rails and side airbag. With these elements, the Recaro seat of Renault Mégane 3 RS reaches 25 kg, by way of comparison.
The saddlery is composed of Alcantara in the seat’s centre, with quilted leather on the lateral bulges, these being a nod to the iconic Alpine A110 Berlinette models that used similar materials and design.
It remains to be seen whether this trim will be fitted to all versions for the new Alpine, or just the initial "First Edition" models, a series of high-end launch specification, expected to cost around £48,500. The 1,955 numbered special First Editions (the number 1,955 reflecting the year the Alpine brand was established) sold out in less than a week when reservations for the new Alpine were opened in early December 2016.