Volvo XC40 Recharge launched, prices start from Rs 55.90 lakh
We drove the Volvo XC40 Recharge earlier this year, although that was not the model destined to be launched. The Sweden car maker has launched its first battery-electric car in its facelifted guise, prices for which begin from Rs 55.90 lakh (ex-showroom). The Volvo XC40 Recharge will be assembled locally, and it goes up against the Kia EV6, Mini Cooper SE, and the BMW i4.
Volvo XC40 Recharge Powertrain, Performance and Range
The facelifted Volvo XC40 Recharge stays mechanically identical to the car we drove earlier this year, which means it retains the twin electric motor setup, giving it a combined ridiculous output of 402bhp and 660Nm of torque. The top speed is rated at 180kmph, and Volvo also claims the XC40 Recharge completes a 0-100kmph run in just 4.9 seconds! For context, that’s 0.3 seconds faster than the Kia EV6.
Volvo is offering the XC40 Recharge with a 11kW AC charger which takes 8 hours for a full charge. The XC40 Recharge can be driven upto a WLTP-claimed 418km on a single charge.
Volvo XC40 Recharge Design
There’s not much difference in terms of how the facelifted XC40 Recharge looks. The front-end been tweaked slightly with redesigned headlamps housing the Thor’s hammer signature DRL, along with a redesigned front bumper and a tighter-shut closed-off panel for the nose. The rear too receives redesigned bumpers and tail-lights. Thus, the design of the Volvo XC40 Recharge remains familiar but we are not complaining.
Volvo XC40 Recharge Interiors and Equipment
The interiors of the XC40 Recharge also remain identical to the car we drove a few months ago, retaining the 9-inch infotainment system with Google and CarPlay compatibility and the 12-inch digital instrument cluster. Keeping green concerns in mind, Volvo has made use of leather-free upholstery and recycled carpets in the interiors of the XC40 Recharge. In terms of kit, the Volvo XC40 Recharge offers a 360-degree camera, level 2 driver assistance systems, translucent ambient lighting panels, a 13-speaker Harman Kardon sound system, a 9-inch infotainment display with Google and CarPlay compatibility, panoramice sunroof, wireless smartphone charging, one-pedal drive mode, and a PM2.5 air purifier system among others
Volvo XC40 Recharge Price
The XC40 Recharge will be assembled locally, and with a price tag of Rs 55.90 lakh (ex-showroom), it goes up against the Kia EV6, Mini Cooper SE, and the BMW i4. Pre-bookings for the XC40 Recharge begin from July 27, and deliveries will commence from October onwards. The XC40 Recharge will be sold solely through Volvo’s online portal. Also, Volvo has confirmed the C40 Recharge will be its next electric product to arrive in India in 2023. Let us know what you think of the Volvo XC40 Recharge, and follow our social media handles to stay updated!