Last year Volvo revealed the Volvo XC40 Recharge in the international market, the brand also announced that it has plans to bring cars with electrified powertrains around the globe as the brand plans to slowly phase out conventional powertrains in favour of the electric powertrain vehicles in the future. Now a media report suggests that the Scandinavian brand may be evaluating the Volvo XC40 Recharge for the Indian market and could launch the EV as soon as 2021.
The brand has revealed that it will launch the Volvo S60 followed by the XC40 Recharge. The all-electric SUV is powered by twin electric motors one on the front axle and another on the rear axle with a total output of 408 Hp of power and 660 Nm of torque paired with a 78 kWh battery pack that provides 400 Km of range. The XC40 Recharge can be fast-charged using a 150kW DC fast-charger from zero to 80% in around 40 minutes and alternatively using an 11kW AC charger. The Volvo XC40 Recharge can accelerate from 0-100 kmph in 4.9 secs.
The Volvo XC40 is based on the CMA (Compact Modular Architecture) platform which is both flexible to accommodate the internal combustion engine and fully electric powertrains. In terms of styling, the XC40 Recharge features a closed front apron with air intakes on the lower part of the bumper, LED headlamps with integrated LED daytime running lights, raised bonnet ridges, fog lamps that flank the bumper, a window line that tapers at the back, aerodynamic alloy wheels and LED tail lamps.
Recently, the brand slashed INR 3 lakh on the BS6 compliant Volvo XC40 T4 R-Design under the new ‘Hassle-Free Offer’ and comes with complimentary accessories worth INR 1 lakh as well. With the new offer, customers are able to save INR 4 lakh on the ex-showroom price. The Volvo XC40 is expected to be assembled at the brand’s manufacturing facility near Bengaluru India where the brand assembles the Plug-in Hybrid Volvo XC90, to keep the prices in check which according to sources, is expected to be more than the ICE powered XC40 but the price gap is not likely to be much.