The all-new Volvo C40 Recharge has finally been launched with an introductory price tag of Rs 61.25 lakh (ex-showroom) in India. It is important to note that the new EV, which made its debut on June 14, is the second electric car in the nation from Volvo after the XC40 Recharge. At its heart, the 5-seater electric SUV coupe has a 78kWh battery that gives it a stated WLTP extended range of around 530 kilometre. Its all-wheel drive (AWD) dual electric motor configuration produces 402bhp and 660Nm and allows acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h in 4.7 seconds. Additionally, the brand-new EV has a top speed of 180km/h and claims fast charging from 10 to 80% in around 27 minutes using a 150kW fast charger. Even though the C40 Recharge and the XC40 Recharge are remarkably similar, the new C40 Recharge has a roofline that slopes in a coupe-like style, which gives it a sense of distinctiveness. As the all-new SUV has finally arrived on our shores, let's take a look at its design, features, and other specifications.
Volvo C40 Recharge: Exterior & Interior
In terms of frontal appearance, the recently launched C40 Recharge and the XC40 Recharge are almost similar. The tapering roofline on the side and rear, as previously indicated, is the change that stands out most significantly. After the C-pillar, the roofline of the brand-new C40 Recharge curves downward and blends harmoniously with the boot lid, which has an integrated spoiler. Other visual elements of the new C40 Recharge include a closed-off grille, vertically oriented LED taillights, Volvo's signature Thor's Hammer LED daytime running lights, and more.
Inside, the Volvo C40 Recharge has a 12.3-inch digital driver's display, a nine-inch touchscreen infotainment system, vegan upholstery, heated and ventilated front seats, dual-zone temperature control, and more. Other features of the Volvo vehicle include a 13-speaker Harman Kardon sound system, a panoramic sunroof, an in-cabin air purifier, two Type-C USB ports, a 360-degree camera, seven airbags, a wireless charging pad, a hill start assist, a tyre pressure monitoring system (TPMS), a hill descent control, and ADAS amenities like a rear cross-traffic alert with brake function, adaptive cruise control, and more.
Volvo C40 Recharge: Dimensions & Colours
The electric vehicle from Volvo's stable measures 4,440mm in length, 1,910mm in width, and 1,591mm in height. It rides on 19-inch aero wheels and comes in one fully loaded variant with six different colour options: Crystal White, Onyx Black, Fusion Red, Cloud Blue, Sage Green, and Fjord Blue.
Volvo C40 Recharge: Powertrain
The new C40 Recharge is built on a compact modular architecture (CMA) architecture. Internationally, the Swedish automaker offers the electric vehicle in both rear-wheel drive and all-wheel drive choices. However, for our market, the car manufacturer has introduced the all-wheel drive variant. It is equipped with a 78kWh battery pack and two electric motors. The front motor cranks out 157bhp, whereas the rear motor, produces 245.5bhp, making a combined power output of 402bhp.
According to WLTP standards, the all-wheel drive variant can travel up to 530 kilometres on a single charge. Moreover, it can go from 0 to 100km/h in 4.7 seconds, which is 0.2 seconds faster than the XC40 Recharge. Volvo says that the top speed of the C40 Recharge is 180km/h, and it can be charged from 10% to 80% in approximately 27 minutes employing a 150kW fast charger.
Volvo C40 Recharge: Price, Bookings, Availability and Rivals
As stated above, the car is up for grabs in the country at an introductory price of Rs 61.25 lakh (ex-showroom). This cost will only be available to the first 500 customers, and reservations for the electric car will open on September 5 at 5:00 p.m. A week after bookings open, the automaker will start deliveries of the brand-new C40 Recharge. The electric car from Volvo competes against models like the Kia EV6, the Mercedes-Benz EQB, the Hyundai Ioniq 5, and others.