Swedish automotive giant Volvo has revealed the new XC40 Recharge electric SUV in India. The Volvo XC40 Recharge went on sale in global markets in 2020. Volvo has also revealed that the bookings for the company’s first electric SUV in India will open from June 2021, and deliveries will be in a phased manner beginning from October 2021.
Volvo has not revealed the exact launch date for the XC40 Recharge in India. The all-electric SUV is manufactured at Volvo’s Belgium plant in Ghent. The eco-friendly SUV will come to India as a CBU (Completely Built Unit) model.
The Volvo XC40 Recharge is equipped with dual electric motors with one motor on each axle. The combined power output stands at 402bhp and 660Nm of torque. The electric motors draw power from a 78kWh battery pack. The battery pack delivers an approximate range of up to 418km. The electric SUV can sprint from 0-100km/h in 4.9 seconds.
Similar to its conventional fuel counterpart, the XC40 Recharge is based on Volvo’s CMA (Compact Modular Architecture). The overall design of the electric SUV remains the same as the regular XC40 except for some changes.
The XC40 Recharge gets a white panel instead of the front grille, which also houses the Volvo badging. Other highlights of the SUV include new alloy wheels and a frunk at the font with a storage space of 31 litres. Volvo has also revealed that the company will introduce one EV in India every year, starting from 2021.