Volvo will introduce its first electric offering in India tomorrow.
Volvo is all set to launch the XC40 Recharge in India tomorrow. The company will debut the facelifted version of the car, which will be localy assembled. The new version of the car will come with a few cosmetic changes and two electric motors.
The car will be powered by a 78kWh battery, which delivers a claimed range of 418km on a single charge. It will get a 150kW DC fast charging, which will juice up the car from 10% to 80% in just 33 minutes; a 50kW charger, on the other hand, will fully charge it in about 2.5 hours.
The Volvo XC40 Recharge SUV will get two electric motors, one on each axle, with a combined output of 402bhp and 660Nm of torque, which is nearly double what its ICE siblings deliver. However, the car tips the scale at 1,188kgs, which means that it is 400kgs heavier than its ICE counterpart.
In terms of features, the XC40 Recharge comes with a new infotainment system and telematics, which are borrowed from the Volvo XC60 facelift. It gets an optional leather-free interior and has sharper dials, with a new Android-based infotainment system. Other notable features include a panoramic sunroof, wireless mobile phone charging, connected car tech, powered front seats with memory, and Level 2 Autonomous Driving capability.
At launch, the XC40 Recharge will go up against the likes of the recently launched Kia EV6 and the upcoming Hyundai Ioniq 5, which will also be locally assembled.