This move comes from Volvo’s commitment to draw 50% of its sales from electric vehicles by 2025. The Volvo XC40 Recharge made its global debut in October 2019, and its production commenced a year later.
On the sidelines of the S60 Media Drive, Volvo confirmed that the XC40 Recharge will make its way to India in 2021. Now, the company has showcased the model in India and announced that its deliveries will commence in October. Pre-launch bookings for the XC40 Recharge will commence in June.
For the uninitiated, the XC40 Recharge is Volvo’s first all-electric SUV and was revealed globally in October 2019. The production of the car started at Volvo’s facility in Ghent (Belgium) a year later in October 2020. The car will be brought to Indian shores via the CBU route. Powering the XC40 Recharge is a 78kWh battery pack, which works in union with two motors – one on each axle. The car develops a peak power of 408bhp and a max torque output of 660Nm, which allows it to cross the 100km/h mark in just 4.9 seconds. The XC40 Recharge gets a claimed driving range of 418km.
In terms of design, the XC40 Recharge looks identical to its namesake. The stance, overall silhouette, and rear section are all identical. The most noticeable difference lies in the front grille – unlike the standard model, the Recharge gets a solid grille, which flaunts the Volvo insignia. Inside too, the XC40 Recharge looks identical to the ICE variants. It gets a large 9.0-inch Android infotainment system, a new driver display, and a ton of other features. Needless to say, it will come heavily loaded with safety tech too.
The launch of the XC40 Recharge will be Volvo’s first step towards achieving its aim of being carbon neutral by 2040. Volvo has recently taken the wraps off the C40 Recharge – the coupe-SUV twin of the XC40 Recharge. The Swedish carmaker also plans to bring the C40 Recharge to India.