Volvo XC40 Recharge: First electric Volvo listed on website, price revealed



Swedish carmaker Volvo has listed its first electric vehicle XC40 Recharge on its official website. Recently featured on the Volvo India’s website, the Volvo XC40 Recharge has been priced at Rs 75 lakh (ex-showroom, pan-India). Earlier unveiled in March 2021, the pre-bookings of XC40 Recharge were opened in June 2021, however, the launch was postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic and the shortage of semiconductors. Now, with the model listed on the Volvo India website, it is imminent that the company is planning to launch the XC40 Recharge soon.
Speaking of design, the electric SUV looks quite similar to its ICE counterpart, except for a few minor changes. Volvo XC40 Recharge electric SUV sits on 19-inch alloy wheels. On the outside, it receives a white-finished panel housing the Volvo logo and LED headlamps.


Inside the cabin, the India-spec XC40 will come equipped with a 12-inch digital instrument cluster, a touchscreen infotainment system, a panoramic sunroof, two-zone climate control, leather upholstery, wireless phone charging, and a powered driver seat along with a powered passenger seat.
The XC40 Recharge all-electric SUV is built on Volvo’s Compact Modular Architecture (CMA) underpinning the earlier XC40 model. In terms of engine, it is powered by 150 kW twin electric motors delivering an output of 402 hp power and 660 Nm of torque. The company states that electric motors get power from a 78 kWH lithium-ion battery that takes around 40 minutes to charge from 0-80% using a 150kW DC fast charger.
Volvo claims that the XC40 Recharge top speed is 180 kmph and offers a range of 418 km. The electric SUV sprints from 0-100 kmph in just 4.9 seconds, the company claims. Talking about the rivals, the Volvo XC40 Recharge will compete with the Audi e-tron, Mini Cooper SE, Mercedes-Benz EQC and Jaguar I-PACE upon launch.


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