France's Alpine has been spotted testing a prototype for its upcoming A290 hot hatch. It will be the first electric vehicle from the brand, which plans to enter the U.S. around 2027 starting with a pair of crossovers.

Audi has named a new design chief who aims to introduce a timeless and sophisticated design language that does away with unnecessary ornamentation. The new recruit previously worked at JLR where he designed vehicles like the new Defender and Range Rover.

Alfa Romeo will soon offer EVs exclusively. That means its current gas-powered lineup will have to be phased out, and the brand's chief has confirmed the phase-out will start with the fiery Quadrifoglio versions of the Giulia sedan and Stelvio crossover. Both models exit the market in June, at least in the U.S.

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