Volvo C40 Recharge India launch date revealed: What to expect
Delhi : On September 4, 2023, Volvo Auto India will introduce the C40 Recharge coupe-SUV as its next all-electric model. The high-end SUV was unveiled in India earlier this year, and reservations will soon be possible online. Deliveries are anticipated to start right away after the debut in September.
The Volvo C40 Recharge joins the XC40 Recharge, which is already available for purchase in the nation. The former stands out because to its distinctive coupe roofline, slanted windscreen, and updated LED taillights. Additionally, the tailgate had to be remodeled, and new reverse lights were added to the taillights, which are now larger and sleeker with a wraparound effect.
Although the new C40 has the same front appearance as the XC40 Recharge, it manages to develop its own personality, especially when viewed in profile. The coupe SUV will be Volvo's first model to feature the new Pixel LED headlamps. The Thor's hammer LED DRLs are still present, though. The vehicle is equipped with dual-tone 19-inch alloy wheels.
Inside, the new Volvo C40 Recharge resembles the XC40 Recharge with its 9-inch touchscreen infotainment system, digital instrument dashboard, narrow, vertically-stacked AC vents, black-finished interior with wood accents, and luxury leather seating. The device, which offers direct access to services like Google Maps and Assistant as well as the option to download apps from the PlayStore on the car's system, requires you to check in with your Google ID like any other Android device. Additionally, there is an inbuilt e-SIM.
A panoramic sunroof, a 360-degree camera, electrically adjustable front seats with memory for the driver, dual-zone climate control, a top-of-the-line Harman Kardon sound system, and other luxuries are all available on the C40 Recharge. Sensor-based ADAS technology with autonomous driving capability is another highlight. The coupe body style sacrifices baggage capacity, with a capacity of 413 liters as opposed to 452 liters on the XC40 Recharge. You also have a 31-liter frunk storage compartment up front.
The Volvo C40 Recharge would have dual motors in its engine, one on each axle, producing a combined 402 horsepower and 660 Nm of maximum torque. It accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 4.7 seconds, which is 0.2 seconds quicker than its SUV version. If you connect in a 150 kW DC fast charger, the coupe SUV can be charged from 0% to 100% in just 27 minutes. The C40 Recharge is powered by a newer generation battery pack and is built on the brand's CMA platform (Compact Modular Architecture). In comparison to the 418 km range of the XC40 Recharge, which still employs the older batteries, the 78 kWh unit delivers a range of 530 km (WLTP cycle) on a single charge.
Upon release, the Volvo C40 Recharge will face competition from the Kia EV6, Hyundai Ioniq 5, and Mercedes-Benz EQB. Prices for the electric coupe SUV are anticipated to begin around 60 lakh. It has an advantage over its segment competitors thanks to its distinctive body shape.