XC40 Recharge is the Swedish car manufacturer’s first all-electric SUV which was unveiled globally last year. The EV is expected to be launched for the Indian market in the coming year only after the launch of the new S60.
In a Volvo first, the XC40 Recharge features a brand new nine-inch Android-based infotainment system with over-the-air updates for services such as Google Maps and Google Assistant. Other features on the EV includes a digital driver’s display unit, dual-zone automatic climate control, four USB-C ports, Harman Kardon stereo system and a panoramic sunroof.
Safety list on the car includes a 360-degree camera parking view, blind spot information system, lane aid, cross-traffic alert and adaptive headlights. Volvo also has connected car tech with ‘Volvo On Call App’ with controls such as preheat, precool and more.
The compact SUV is based on the standard XC40 and derives a majority of its exterior styling from it. The XC40 Recharge is also based on the same Compact Modular Architecture platform. Placed under the front seats is a 78kWh battery pack powering two electric motors, one on each axle jointly producing 402hp and 660Nm of torque with a claimed WLTP range of 418 km. Charging options include a 150kW DC fast charger juicing up the battery from zero to 80 percent in just 40 minutes. The 11kW AC fast charger charges from zero to 100 percent in eight to ten hours. The charging socket on the car is positioned in the same place as the traditional fuel slot.