Volvo could be planning to launch the XC40 Recharge, the brand’s first fully-electric SUV in the Indian market. Earlier speculations suggested that the launch could be before the end of 2021 but new reports suggest that Volvo could be planning the XC40 Recharge July 2021. The retail price gap between the internal combustion model, XC40 and the battery-electric vehicle is expected not to be very large. To put things into perspective, the Volvo XC40 T4 R-Design retails in the Indian market starting at INR 36.90 lakh ex-showroom. It was also revealed in the past that the Volvo XC40 Recharge will be launched following the Volvo S60.
The Volvo XC40 Recharge is powered by two electric motors, on each axle and develop a total output of 408 Hp of power and 660 Nm of torque. The electric motors are coupled to a 78 kWh battery pack that provides 400 Km of range on the WLTP cycle. Volvo boasts that the XC40 Recharge can accelerate from 0-100 kmph in 4.9 secs. The XC40 Recharge also supports fast-charging up to 150kW DC and is able to replenish the battery zero to 80% in around 40 minutes. Alternatively, the XC40 Recharge can also be recharged from an 11kW AC charger.
The Battery Electric vehicle is based on the CMA (Compact Modular Architecture) platform which is able to accommodate both the internal combustion engine and fully electric power units. On the outside, the XC40 Recharge features a blanked-out grille, air vents in the air dam, sleek LED headlamps, headlamp incorporated LED daytime running lights, a muscular bonnet, large alloy wheels, LED taillamps in Volvo SUV signature and roof Integrated spoiler. On the inside, the XC40 Recharge in India is likely to come with features such as leather upholstery, dual-zone climate control, a large vertically oriented touchscreen infotainment system, digital instruments cluster, park assist, panoramic sunroof, wireless charging and a plethora of safety features.