New Delhi: While launching the new Volvo XC40 Recharge, the Swedish automaker confirmed that its next electric car for the Indian market will be the C40 Recharge.
The new electric SUV Coupe depends on the XC40 Recharge will be launched in India in 2023. In international markets, the Volvo C40 Recharge is only available with an electric drivetrain.
The new C40 Recharge is expected to be launched as a CKD model and will be priced somewhere between Rs 60-70 million. At this price point, the electric SUV will compete with the likes of the Mini Cooper SE, BMW i4, Kia EV6 and the upcoming Hyundai Ioniq 5.
Volvo C40 Charging Exterior, Interior
The front fascia of the C40 Recharge looks largely identical to the XC40 Recharge. The sloping roofline gives it a coupe-like profile. At the rear, the new Volvo C40 Recharge comes with a completely new design with completely different tail lamps, a double roof spoiler and a new tailgate design.
The cabin of the electric SUV coupe shares similarities with the XC40. However, the C40 is the brand’s first global model not to offer a leather interior.
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Volvo has already announced that it will completely remove leather interiors from its entire range. This will help reduce animal damage and carbon emissions.
It features a Google Android OS infotainment system with built-in apps and services. A digital driver display, a panoramic sunroof, a 12-speaker Harman Kardon sound system and wireless phone charging.
The electric SUV coupe also offers advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS), ISOFIX child seat anchorages and seven airbags.
Charging Specifications Volvo C40
The Volvo XC40 Recharge is offered in 3 trim levels – Core, Plus and Ultimate. The Core variant is equipped with a single electric motor that produces 231 hp and 330 Nm of torque, which is sent to the front wheels.
Higher variants are offered with a twin-motor arrangement – one on each axle. It provides a power of 408 horsepower and a torque of 660 Nm. The single-motor version comes with a 67kWh battery and offers a maximum range of 430km in the WLTP cycle.
The twin-motor version comes with a 75kWh battery and is said to offer a range of 433km. The vehicle supports up to 150 kW of fast charging, which charges the battery from 0 to 80 percent in 40 minutes.
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