Volvo XC40 Recharge to be Launched Today
The all-electric Volvo XC40 Recharge will go on sale in a single variant and will be locally assembled in India.
Volvo is all set to enter the electric vehicle market in India with the new XC40 Recharge today. The launch comes almost a year after the company first opened the bookings for the SUV the last year. The electric SUV was due to arrive in India in 2021 though the launch was postponed, and now it will arrive as a locally assembled model from the start. The Volvo XC40 Recharge will be available in a single variant, and terms of pricing; it is expected to sit between the new Kia EV6 and larger electric SUVs and larger electric SUVs such as Jaguar I-Pace, Audi e-Tron, and Mercedes EQC. Here is what you expect.
PLATFORMS AND DESIGN
The XC40 Recharge is not a ground-up new electric vehicle, with the SUV sitting on the same CMA platform as its conventional internal combustion engine sibling. Regarding styling, the front fascia will be the most significant difference between the current XC40 and the new Volvo Recharge. The standard XC40 on sale in India is still the pre-facelift model, while the Recharge set to launch tomorrow will be the face-lifted model on sale worldwide. The most prominent changes are in the new front bumper that makes the car emerge sleeker and newly designed LED headlamps. The new headlamps are more pointed as compared to the rectangular units of the normal XC40.
Open the doors, and you will be treated to the traditional latest-gen Volvo interior design; the smartly turned-out cabin follows a minimalist design theme, with the large central touch screen the focal point of almost all the controls typically mounted in the center console. Also a screen sits in the instrument binnacle. Additionally, with its environment-friendly nature, Volvo does not offer leather upholstery with carets made from recycled materials.
Regarding equipment, we are only getting one P8 variant, and Volvo’s not holding back on the equipment. Standard equipment includes dual-zone climate control, LED headlamps, air purifiers, powered front seats, driver seat memory function, panoramic sunroof, 9.0-inch touchscreen with in-built Google Assistant, wireless smartphone integration, Harman Kardon sound system, and more.
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