Swedish luxury automakers Volvo had announced the launch of the XC40 Recharge electric SUV for the Indian market a year ago. However, the launch of the car has been delayed due to the shortage of a semiconductor chip. The XC40 Recharge will be the first full-electric offering from the luxury carmaker. Now the SUV XC40 recharge will be sold through CBU (Complete Build Up) route. The car has been listed on the company’s website for India. The company had started the pre-booking in June 2021 and now the company can soon debut the XC40 recharge in India. The pan-India ex-showroom price of this car is kept at INR 75lakhs. The upcoming car will compete for space in India with Audi e-Tron, Mini Cooper SE, Mercedes-Benz EQC, and Jaguar I-PACE.
Features of Volvo XC40 Recharge:
Looks: Compared to the regular entry-level XC40 luxury SUV, the electric version comes with a close-off front grille. Visual highlights include sharp LED headlamps with integrated T-shaped LED daytime running lights and a two-tone exterior paint scheme. The pictures show red and black dual-tone shades with pillars, rear integrated spoiler, and roof finish in black and the rest of the body in red color.
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At the rear, the Volvo XC40 Recharge gets vertical LED tail lamps, Volvo logo on the boot lid, raked rear glass panels, black cladding on the bumpers, and stylish alloy wheels.
Interior: If we peek inside XC40 Recharge, it includes a large touchscreen infotainment system with OTA updates, a dual-zone automatic climate control system, four USB Type-C ports, an all-digital instrument cluster, steering wheel with mounted controls. The panoramic sunroof and standard Safety features have been given in the new electric SUV.
Performance: Two electric motors have been provided in the car with a battery pack of 78 kWh. The system generates 402 HP maximum power and 660 Nm peak torque. The Volvo XC40 Recharge can accelerate from 0 to 100 km/hr in just 4.9 seconds and has an electronically limited top speed of 180 km/hr. The WLTP range of the five-seater electric SUV offers a range of up to 418 km on a single charge. A 150 kW DC fast charger helps charge from 0 to 80 percent in just 40 minutes while an 11 kW AC fast charger can charge from 0 to 100 percent in between eight and ten hours.