In the nation, Volvo Car India debuted its first electric vehicle. The all-new Volvo XC40 Recharge electric SUV is available for Rs 55.90 lakh, ex-showroom. It is the first premium electric vehicle produced in India. It gains new features including an Android-based linked car infotainment system, a panoramic sunroof, ADAS, etc. The new Volvo XC40 Recharge will be put together in India at the business’ Hosakote plant in Karnataka, not far from Bengaluru. This top-of-the-line electric SUV will compete with vehicles like the MINI Cooper SE, Kia EV6, Audi e-tron, BMW i4, and others.
The Volvo XC40 Recharge is priced at Rs 55.90 lakh in India (ex-showroom). It is India’s first locally assembled global EV, and it is only available through the carmaker’s online platform. The 78kWh battery powering the XC40 Recharge has a claimed range of 418km. It comes in a single top-spec variant that comes fully loaded with top-spec features like advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS). When plugged into a 150kW fast charger, the SUV can be charged from 0 to 80% in 40 minutes. The XC40 Recharge is available in a single fully-loaded variant, so every feature on the list is standard.
If you’re a wealthy youngster looking for a luxury SUV, we’re sure you want something unique. This starts with the XC40’s platform. This SUV is the first to be built on Volvo’s Compact Modular Architecture (CMA). Aside from that, the design incorporates distinctive Volvo elements such as the concave front grille and “Thor’s Hammer” DRLs, but the latter receives its own styling tweak. The profile is also unlike any other Volvo. The short and stout stance, flat bonnet, and squared-off pillars give the look of an SUV rather than a crossover, which gives it a distinct allure. It even stands tall on 18-inch alloy wheels and has a full 211mm of ground clearance.
Volvo XC40 Recharge Specs
|Volvo XC 40
|Up to 418 km
|Acceleration (0-100 km/h)
|Fast charge 10-80%
|Around 28 min
|Crystal White, Fjord Blue, Onyx Black, Thunder Grey, and Sage Green
Volvo XC40 Exterior design
A blanked-out grille completed in the body color and the Recharge badge on the boot lid help the new Volvo XC40 Recharge stand out from the ICE version from the exterior. The exterior design also includes black cladding on the front and rear bumpers, 19-inch dual-tone alloy wheels, LED tail lights that are vertically stacked, and LED headlamps.
XC40 Recharge Interior and features
A 12-inch fully digital instrument cluster, a 360-degree camera, electrically adjustable front seats with memory, adaptive cruise control, lane keep assist, dual-zone climate control, a 13-speaker Harman Kardon music system, and a vertically stacked touchscreen infotainment system are just a few of the features found inside the new Volvo XC40 Recharge. Five colors are available for the 2022 Volvo XC40 Recharge, including Crystal White, Fjord Blue, Onyx Black, Thunder Grey, and Sage Green. There are five seats available in the 2022 Volvo XC40 Recharge.
Volvo XC40 Recharge Engine and specification
A 78kWh battery pack with a maximum power output of 402bhp and 660Nm drives the Volvo XC40 Recharge. According to claims, this motor, which would drive all four wheels, has a range of 418 kilometres on a single charge. A 150kW DC fast charger can charge the battery pack from 0 to 80 percent in 28 minutes.
XC40 Infotainment, Comfort and Tech Features
- All data included: With all data included, the XC Digital services bundle seamlessly integrates your digital life, your pure electric XC40 Recharge, and you.
- Google built-in: Your favorite Google Play apps, such as Google Assistant, Google Maps, and others, will be available in your vehicle for a convenient, customized, and smooth driving experience.
- Volvo Cars app: Maximize comfort and extend the life of your Volvo. Remote services are included in our digital service plan via the Volvo Cars app.
- a cleaner cabin Air: Up to 80% of dangerous PM 2.5 particles are kept out of the cabin by our cutting-edge air purification system. No of the weather outside, you and your passengers can benefit from cleaner, healthier air thanks to this. Even outside the automobile, you can keep an eye on pollen and particle levels.
- A helping hand: Our cutting-edge driver assistance technology can keep you in a safe distance from the cars in front of you by adjusting your speed, keep your car centred in the lane, alert you when it’s safe to start driving again, and even completely stop the car if the driver becomes unresponsive.
- App remote services: The Volvo Cars app’s remote services, including as locking and unlocking, cabin pre-cleaning, heating or cooling, and charging start, are all fully accessible to those who subscribe to a Digital services package.
XC40 Assisted safety Features
- 360° parking image: Our technology can assist you in parking comfortably even in limited areas thanks to four cameras that provide a 360° view and flank sensors that increase awareness of objects at the side of the car.
- reverse Easy: When reversing with a limited vision, the driver is assisted by cross traffic alarm with autobrake. The autobrake can be used if necessary if the system detects vehicles approaching from behind.
- reduce anxiety in heavy traffic: When changing lanes, our blind spot information system (BLIS) actively supports you. BLIS can gently alter steering if there is a possibility of colliding with another vehicle in the next lane, keeping you, your car, and your loved ones where you intend to be.
- maintain lane: If you mistakenly start to drift out of your lane, your Volvo can gently vibrate the steering wheel to help you return to the centre.
- Decrease collisions: Whether it’s day or night, our sophisticated safety aid technology can assist you in spotting and avoiding other cars, people walking or cycling, and large animals. To achieve this, it first warns the driver, and if the driver doesn’t respond, it automatically brakes.
- protective body composition: All occupants as well as the occupants of other cars are intended to be protected in a collision by an innovative battery safety cage and advanced body structure.
The driving characteristics of the Volvo XC40 Recharge might not be very exhilarating. But after that, it will astound you with its strong acceleration and adequate range. Like its twin, it continues to draw plaudits for its refined build quality, beautiful posture, and appearance as well as for meeting exceptionally high safety standards. The main electric competitor to the XC40 Recharge is the Kia EV6. It comes in rear-wheel drive and all-wheel drive versions and has a low, broad stance.