Electric Vehicles

Locally assembled Volvo XC40 Recharge electric SUV rolls out in India

Written by Kanad Kalasur

Production of the locally assembled Volvo XC40 Recharge has commenced. The first unit rolled out of the Swedish carmaker’s Hoskote facility outside of Bangalore. 

The XC40 Recharge is the all-electric version of the popular XC40 SUV. It was launched back in July 2020 with a single variant on offer with a price of INR 55,90,000. 

Volvo has announced plans to become an all-electric carmaker by 2030. The company has also committed to a new all-electric model for the Indian market every year. Local assembly of the XC40 Recharge is a step towards this direction.

When launched, Volvo India had also included a Hassle-free Ownership Package for the XC40 Recharge as part of the ex-showroom price. The package consists of – 3 years comprehensive car warranty, 3 years of Volvo Service Package, 3 years Road Side Assistance, 8 years of battery warranty and 4 years of subscription to digital services.

Volvo XC40 Recharge Design

The XC40 Recharge we get in India is based on the facelift version. While it is similar to the regular XC40, the all-electric version gets a few distinguishing features like a new front and rear bumper and a revised version of the ‘Thor’s Hammer’ headlight DRL. It rides on 20-inch dual-tone alloy wheels with an aerodynamic profile. At the front, the XC40 Recharge gets a blanked-out grille.

On the inside, the it is identical to the XC40. The car also gets a host of features like a new Android-based infotainment screen, e-SIM connectivity, leather-free interiors, an advanced air purifier system and wireless charging. For music lovers, there is also a 600W, 13-speaker Harmon Kardon sound system. The XC40 Recharge also gets a ADAS features with Level 2 Autonomous driving.

Volvo XC40 Recharge – Powertrain, Battery & Range

India gets the dual motor “Twin” variant. There are two motors in the car. Each motor sits on individual axles making the XC40 recharge an all-wheel-drive vehicle. The motors produce 408 HP and 660 Nm of peak torque. This allows the XC40 Recharge to have a 0-100 km/h time of just 4.9 seconds.

The battery pack consists of a 78 kWh lithium-ion unit. It is said to charge from 0 to 100 per cent in 2.5 hours using a 50kW fast charger. The vehicle also supports a 150 kW fast charger which will reduce the charging time to just 33 mins for a 10-80 per cent top-up. The XC40 Recharge has a claimed range of 418 km (WLTP cycle) on a full charge.

Deliveries of the XC40 Recharge 

Deliveries of the car are expected to begin from this month. 

Also Read – Volvo launches Pure Electric XC40 Recharge at INR 55,90,000