The Volvo XC40 Recharge is now available here on the company’s India website, in front of its official introduction to the market. The electric SUV is priced at Rs 75 lakh (ex-showroom, India), trying to make it the country’s second most valuable Volvo. In case, it is considerably less expensive than some other luxury electric SUVs such as those of the Audi e-Tron, Mercedes-Benz EQC, BMW iX, and Jaguar I-Pace.
Interior & Exterior Features
Several design elements and features of the electric model are shared with the standard version. However, instead of the front grille, it has a blanked-off panel. LED headlamps, completely redesigned 19-inch alloy wheels, as well as a hands-free tailgate, seem to be among the other design highlights.
The new Volvo XC40 Recharge comes standard with such a 12-inch digital instrument panel, dual-zone climate control, a touchscreen infotainment system to Android Auto connectivity, wireless phone charging, a powered back seat, a powered driver seat with memory, a panoramic sunroof, and leather upholstery.
In terms of safety, the new Volvo electric SUV includes 7 airbags, lane-keeping assist, hill descent control, tire-pressure monitoring, a 360-degree camera, blind-spot monitoring, crossing traffic warning, adaptive cruise control, oncoming lane avoidance, auto parking, and other features.
Power & Performance
Powertrain arrangement of the new XC40 Recharge incorporates a 78kWh battery pack and 204bhp electric engines conveying a joined power result of 408bhp and 660Nm of force.
While the lithium-particle battery is put falling short on the floor, the electric engines are situated on every hub. It accompanies AWD (all-wheel drive) framework. The SUV’s battery pack can be squeezed up 0 to 80 percent quickly through a 150kW DC charger. One can likewise charge it through a standard 11kW AC charger. The new Volvo electric SUV can go 0 to 100kmph in 4.9 seconds and guarantees a maximum velocity of 180kmph.
The automaker asserts that the XC40 Recharge offers a scope of 418km on a solitary charge (according to the WLTP test cycle). The XC40 Recharge has been planned on the CMA (Compact Modular Architecture) stage that additionally supports the ordinary XC40.