Volvo first all-electric SUV Volvo XC40 Recharge, anticipated to be priced round ₹75 lakh, comfortably undercuts different luxurious electrical SUVs like Mercedes-Benz EQC, Jaguar I-Tempo, Audi e-tron and the BMW iX which might be pricier in India, at round ₹ 1 crore
The Volvo XC40 Recharge has been priced at ₹75 lakh (ex-showroom, India). Although the Swedish model is but to formally announce the worth, it has listed the all-electric SUV on its India web site, revealing the market positioning of the mannequin.
Volvo showcased the XC40 Recharge in India a yr in the past, saying that bookings would start in June, adopted by deliveries in October 2021. Nevertheless, the automaker later introduced the launch had been deferred to early 2022, on account of a scarcity of semiconductors. With the Volvo India web site lastly itemizing the mannequin, it appears the model is gearing up for a market debut of its first EV in our nation within the coming weeks.
The electrical SUV carries a mark up of ₹ 31.75 lakh over the petrol-powered XC40 T4, which prices ₹ 43.25 lakh. Notably, the EV is the second most costly mannequin in Volvo India’s line-up, costing greater than even the combustion-powered S90 sedan (₹ 64.90 lakh) and XC60 SUV (₹ 63.50 lakh), with solely the full-size XC90 SUV (₹ 90.90 lakh-96.65 lakh) being pricier nonetheless.
The XC40 Recharge comfortably undercuts different luxurious electrical SUVs — Mercedes-Benz EQC, Jaguar I-Tempo, Audi e-tron and the BMW iX — which, being larger, are all positioned a lot larger on the worth ladder in India, at round ₹ 1 crore.
The XC40 Recharge shares its Compact Modular Structure (CMA) underpinnings with the common SUV, and as such, retains most of its design with minor stylistic touches, just like the blanked-off grille, marking it out because the greener different.
When it comes to options, the India-spec XC40 will get LED headlights, 19-inch alloy wheels, panoramic sunroof, leather-based upholstery, hands-free operate for the tailgate, two-zone local weather management, 12-inch digital instrument cluster, wi-fi telephone charging, Android-powered touchscreen infotainment system, powered driver seat with reminiscence and a powered passenger seat.
Being a Volvo, the XC40 Recharge is excessive on security, and the Indian mannequin gives seven airbags, adaptive cruise management, tyre strain monitor, blind-spot monitor, cross visitors alert, 360-degree digital camera, auto parking, lane hold help, oncoming lane mitigation, highway signal recognition and hill descent management.
The XC40 Recharge comes with an all-wheel drive set-up, thanks to 2, 204hp electrical motors placing out a mixed 408hp and 660Nm of torque. With substantial energy on faucet, the EV is able to a 0-100kph dash of 4.9sec, and a restricted prime velocity of 180kph.
A 78kWh under-floor battery pack means the electrical XC40 can cowl a claimed 418km on a single cost, as per the European WLTP check cycle. The battery will be charged at charges of as much as 11kW AC or 150kW DC, with the latter able to juicing up the pack from 0-80% in 40 minutes.