Derived from the sporty Volvo XC40, Volvo recently added the brand new Volvo C40 Recharge CUV. The C40 Recharge is a CUV that comes with the benefits of an SUV but with a lower and sleeker design.
Based on the CMA vehicle platform, the C40 Recharge is the first Volvo model in history designed as pure electric only. The new C40 Recharge is a follow up from the XC40 Recharge, which show Volvo cars direction in building electric cars in the coming years. By 2025, Volvo aims to achieve 50% of its global sales volume to consist of fully electric cars, with the rest hybrids. By 2030, it plans for every car it sells to be pure electric.
On the outside, the C40 Recharge rear will features a striking rear-end design to go with the lower roof line. Whereas for the front, it introduces a new face for electric Volvos and includes headlights with state-of-the-art pixel technology.
Moving inside, the C40 Recharge will provide the high seating position that most Volvo drivers prefer, while it is available with a range of colour and deco options unique to the model. It is also the first Volvo model to be completely leather free.
As for the infotainment, the C40 Recharge will feature an infotainment that was jointly developed with Google and based on the Android operating system. It provides consumers with Google apps and services built-in, such as Google Maps, Google Assistant and the Google Play Store. To allow the C40 Recharge to consistently receive over-the-air updates, it will come with unlimited data.
In terms of powertrain, the C40 Recharge is power by two electric motors, one on the front and one on the rear axle, powered by a 78kWh battery that can be fast charged to 80 per cent in about 40 minutes. It offers an anticipated range of around 420km, which is expected to improve over time via over-the-air software updates.
Following the recent announcement, the fully electric C40 Recharge will be available online only. In line with its ambition of reducing complexity in its model offering and focussing on attractive pre-selected variants, Volvo Cars has drastically simplified the consumer offering of the C40 Recharge.
When customers get a new C40 Recharge, it will come with a convenient care package that includes items such as servicing, warranty, roadside assistance, as well as insurance and home charging options. The C40 Recharge will go into production this autumn and will be built alongside the XC40 Recharge at the Volvo Cars manufacturing plant in Ghent, Belgium.