After a long delay, Volvo India has finally launched the much-awaited XC40 Recharge in the country. The brand launched the XC40 Recharge on metaverse, which Volvo is calling ‘VolvoVerse’. The Volvo XC40 Recharge will also be India’s first locally assembled luxury electric vehicle.
The XC40 Recharge comes with a sticker price of INR 55,90,000 ex-showroom. Bookings for the new model will open from today, i.e. 27th July 2022, from 11 am onwards. The XC40 Recharge will exclusively be available online through the Volvo Car India website. Interested customers can pre-book the car by paying a fully refundable deposit of INR 50,000.
In addition, Volvo India also includes 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 Volvo Service Package, 3 years Road Side Assistance, 8 years battery warranty and 4 years subscription to digital services.
Volvo XC40 Recharge – Highlights
The XC40 Recharge that Volvo first showcased in India was the pre-facelift version. India will now get the 2023 model. The 2023 model gets few changes to the exterior. These include a new front and rear bumper design and a new version of the ‘Thor’s Hammer’ headlight DRL. The 2023 model also gets new 20-inch dual-tone alloy wheels with an aerodynamic design. The front of the XC40 Recharge also gets a blanked-out grille. Apart from this, the XC40 Recharge looks similar to the regular XC40.
On the inside, the layout remains the same as the 2022 XC40 Recharge and the regular XC40. The 2023 model year of the XC40 gets a new Android-based infotainment screen. Thanks to a built-in e-SIM, users get direct access to Google Maps, Google Assistant and apps from the Play Store. The XC40 Recharge also gets leather-free interiors, an advanced air purifier system and wireless charging. There is also a 600W, 13-speaker Harmon Kardon sound system for music lovers. The XC40 Recharge also gets a host of ADAS features with Level 2 Autonomous driving.
Volvo XC40 Recharge – Powertrain, Battery & Range
India will get the dual motor “Twin” variant. One motor sits on the front axle and the other on the rear axle, which makes it permanent all-wheel drive. The motors produce 408 HP and 660 Nm of torque. This enables the XC40 Recharge to go from 0 to 100 kmph in just 4.9 seconds.
Powering the motors is a 78 kWh lithium-ion battery back. Volvo says it can charge from 0 to 100 per cent in about 2.5 hours using a 50 kW fast charger. It also supports 150 kW fast charging, which takes only 33 minutes to charge from 10 to 80 per cent. According to Volvo, the XC40 Recharge has a 418 km range (as per the WLTP cycle).