One of the most anticipated launches in the premium EV segment in India, the Volvo XC40 Recharge has finally arrived.
Volvo has finally launched the XC40 Recharge in India at a starting price of Rs 55.90 lakh (ex-showroom) in India. The XC40 Recharge is the first all-electric model from the Swedish manufacturer to be launched in India.
Volvo XC40 Recharge: Design and Interior
In terms of design, the XC40 carries over the same boxy silhouette as its stable mates. At the front, you get a grille finished in the body colour, which houses the Volvo logo. The charging point continues to be in the same position, i.e., behind the fuel filler cap. A few additional notable features include LED headlamps, vertically-positioned LED taillights, black cladding on the front and rear bumpers, and a dual-tone paint job.
Inside, the car gets a nine-inch Android-based touchscreen infotainment system with OTA updates, dual-zone climate control, a panoramic sunroof, four USB Type-C ports, and a fully digital instrument cluster. The Volvo XC40 Recharge can accommodate five occupants.
Volvo XC40 Recharge: Powertrain and Range
The XC40 Recharge 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, which will have a combined output of 402bhp and 660Nm of torque, i.e., 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.
Volvo XC40 Recharge: Features
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.
The car will take on some of the most popular offerings like the Kia EV6 and BMW i4.