Volvo XC40 Recharge VS Volvo C40 Recharge: Key Differences

  • C40 Recharge is Volvo’s second EV in India
  • C40 Recharge is the first Volvo car to feature leather free cabin
  • Both EVs offer distinct value proposition to customers

Volvo XC40 Recharge VS Volvo C40 Recharge: Key Differences

Electric Vehicles have been a growing market segment in India. As EV adoption becomes mainstream, more and more manufacturers are scrambling to find a piece of the billion-dollar market. Working towards this regard, Volvo Cars India has introduced a new electric model in India.

The Swedish car manufacturer has just unveiled its second electric SUV product, the Volvo C40 Recharge in the country. This new EV will sits above the existing Volvo XC40 Recharge and offers a unique premium value proposition to its customers. Here are all the key differences between the all-new Volvo C40 Recharge and the Volvo XC40 Recharge.

Volvo XC40 Recharge VS Volvo C40 Recharge: Design

XC40 Recharge Vs C40 Recharge Exterior

 In terms of design, both SUVs differ in their core philosophies. While one follows the conventional SUV design, the other breaks tradition with an aerodynamic and sportier silhouette.

Up front both models feature an identical face with large bonnet, blanked off grille, swept back LED headlamp and signature ‘Thor Hammer’ DRL. While the headlight housing is the same, the C40 Recharge gets new pixel light detail which the XC40 Recharge misses out on.

Moving to the sides, the differences between the two models is more evident. While the XC40 Recharge features a traditional SUV silhouette with flat roofline, the C40 Recharge gets a coupe-like sloping roofline which adds a sense of sportiness to the model.

While both the cars measure identical for length and width, the C40 is shorter than the XC40 by 70 mm measuring 1582 mm in height. This means that the C40 offers better headroom at the front while the XC40 offers more head space at the rear.

XC40 Recharge Vs C40 Recharge frunk

Taking about the rear, both SUV feature completely unique designs. While the XC40 gets a vertical tailgate with trademark tall taillights, the C40 features steeply raked windscreen with dual spoilers which compete the overall look of the car.

So overall, both these models are similar yet different to each other in their appeal.

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Volvo XC40 Recharge VS Volvo C40 Recharge: Interior & Features

On the interior, both these vehicles feature eco-friendly cabins with vegan upholstery and recycled mats. Featuring minimalist Volvo theme, the cars get large tablet-style infotainment unit dominating the cabin along with vertical aircon vents and a row of physical buttons.

Aimed at offering a more premium in cabin experience, the C40 Recharge gets 100 percent leather free interior and Topography inspired backlit décor which is a first on any Volvo car.

XC40 Recharge VS C40 Recharge Interior

In terms of boot space, the C40 with its coupe like roof-line offers less usable space compared to the XC40. While the frunk size remains the same at 31-litres, the boot space has gone down by 39 litres to 413-litres on the C40 Recharge.

Expect for these changes, both cars come with a feature rich cabin that include Android-based touchscreen, wireless charger, panoramic glass roof, powered front seats with memory, dual-zone climate control and a premium Harman Kardon sound system. In terms of safety, the car also comes equipped with up to 6 airbags, 360-degree camera, ADAS and more.

Volvo XC40 Recharge VS Volvo C40 Recharge: Powertrain

Built on the CMA platform, both these cars come powered by the same 78 kWh battery pack producing 408 bhp and 660 Nm of peak torque. In case of the Volvo XC40 Recharge, this battery pack is rated for a maximum range of 418 km/full charge, while the number increases to 530 km/full charge for the Volvo C40 Recharge.

According to Volvo, newer and better battery chemistry along with the aero-dynamic design of the C40 has helped the company achieve higher range on model.

So, these are the key differences between the two Volvo electric models. While the XC40 Recharge is targeted at more mainstream SUV buyer, the C40 Recharge is meant for those who want a sportier look at the expense on some utility.

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