Volvo first electric vehicle in a line of many planned to make the brand fully electric by 2030; Gets a WLTP range of 418 kilometres on a full charge; Locally assembled to keep costs in check; Sold out for 2022
After what felt like an eternity, Volvo Cars India has finally launched its first electric vehicle for the Indian market at a starting price Rs 59.90 lakh (ex-showroom). The first locally assembled luxury EV promises a lot of tech, exceptional range and gets its own Metaverse shop called the Volvo Verse, where customers can order their new car.
Volvo XC40 Recharge: Production and Delivery Timeline
In order to make the new Volvo XC40 Recharge a sustainable, the company has adopted CKD route, with assembly already in full swing at the brands Hosakote manufacturing facility near Bengaluru. Pre-booking for the four-wheeler starts from the 27th of July 2022 at a token amount of Rs 50,000. Deliveries are set to start from the October this year, in time for the festive season.
Volvo XC40 Recharge: Powertrain Details
The electric SUV comes equipped with a 78 kWh battery pack paired to a 150 kW electric motors mounted on both axles. The system is rated for a maximum power output of 408bhp and peak torque of 660 Nm. The powerful battery-motor combination helps the EV complete the 0-100 kmph sprint in less than 5 seconds while delivering a claimed range of 418 kilometres in one full charge. The carmaker claims a charge time of 28 minutes (10-80 percent) using a DC fast charger.
Volvo XC40 Recharge: Price
The locally assembled XC40 Recharge will be available only in one variant, priced at Rs 55.90 lakh (ex-showroom). At this price the vehicle offers 3 years warranty, 3 years RSA, 4 year subscription to digital service and one 11kW wall charger.
In addition, the EV owners can also choose to join the TRE KRONOR- 3 Crowns of Swedish Luxury club that offers them curated experiences throughout the year.
Volvo XC40 Recharge: Colour Options
Volvo is offering its electric SUV in five colour options, namely Crystal While, Glacier Silver, Black Stone, Fusion Red and Denim Blue.