The XC40 Recharge is Volvo’s first purely electric product, which will debut in India in early 2021 and launch in October. Due to a global semiconductor shortage, Volvo has stopped production in India and delayed its launch. With an estimated battery configuration of 418 km and dual four-wheel-drive motors, the XC40 Recharge will be the most affordable luxury electric vehicle in India when launched.
The Volvo XC40 Recharge is the brand’s first purely electric product and is based on the compact XC40 chassis. The XC40 Recharge was scheduled to be released in India in the fourth quarter of 2021, but production and reboot were scheduled due to a global semiconductor shortage. The XC40 Recharge will also be available in India in March 2021, with pre-orders starting in June.
The unit has two battery settings for all-wheel drive and two electric motors. Volvo claims its Global Mixed Light Vehicle Testing Method (WLTP) has a range of 418 km and produces 408 hp at 660 Nm. This electric version of the XC40 supports fast-charging up to 150 kW and can increase the battery charge by 0-80.%. up to 40 min.
The world premiere of the XC40 Recharge took place in 2019. Pre-orders and launches in India have been pushed back to early 2022. Jothimal Hotra, Managing Director of Volvo Car India, said: Discuss. Volvo Car India continues to offer its model range today. Volvo is currently offering petrol models for the XC40 and S60, while petrol models for the XC60 and S90 luxury sedans will be available later this year.
This is just one high specification option. Premium offerings include a 9-inch vertical touchscreen infotainment system with Google Assist, 12.3-inch digital gauges, electrically adjustable heated and air-conditioned front seats, and a panoramic sliding roof. Safety can be ensured with six airbags and Volvo’s radar features such as autonomous braking, lane departure warning, and adaptive cruise control.
The XC40 Recharge differs slightly from conventional combustion engine options such as some EV grilles. Other design details such as the “Talls Hammer” LED headlights and two-tone exterior match the standard XC40. The first Volvo is estimated to cost around 60 million euros, which is much more expensive than a petrol model but less expensive than other luxury electric SUVs such as the Audi e-Tron.