- Volvo is going to launch its 1st locally-assembled XC40 in India on July 26th
- The up coming electric SUV from Volvo will have range of 418 kilometers on a single charge
- The car will be priced somewhere around Rs 50 lakh
Volvo Car India is preparing to launch its first Locally-assembled electric car in the country. India will get the new Volvo XC40 Recharge on July 26, 2022. The SUV costs will be announced in the metaverse by this Swedish luxury automobile manufacturer, who claims to be the first in India to do so. The same has been available for pre-booking since June 2021.
This makes Volvo the first premium automaker to produce electric vehicles locally in India. The XC40 Recharge was supposed to be introduced in India as a CBU by 2021, but supply problems have delayed its launch. The corporation has set 2030 as the target year for a complete conversion to electric vehicles in India and aims to debut a new EV every year.
Volvo XC40 Recharge electric SUV specifications
The Volvo XC40 Recharge features a 78kWh battery, giving the SUV a WLTP-estimated range of 418 kilometres. It also supports 150kW DC fast charging, which can replenish the battery from 10% to 80% in 33 minutes. Volvo estimates that the XC40 Recharge can be fully charged on a 50kW fast charger in around 2.5 hours. The SUV features two electric motors on each axle that provide 408 horsepower and 660 Newton-meters of torque — more than double the output of the petroleum variant.
As part of Volvo’s XC60 makeover, the XC40 Recharge features a new infotainment system with sharper dials and an optional leather-less interior. Other features include a panoramic sunroof, wireless phone charging, linked car technology, heated front seats with memory, and Level 2 Autonomous Driving.
Volvo XC40 Recharge expected price
In India, the XC40 Recharge is expected to cost between Rs 50 and 55 lakh. Volvo will assemble the XC40 Recharge at its Hoskote factory in Bangalore.