Volvo XC40 Recharge, India’s most inexpensive luxurious EV launched. Examine value

Volvo Automobiles will assemble the XC40 Recharge electrical SUV domestically at its manufacturing facility in Hosakote, close to Bengaluru, in Karnataka. It’s going to tackle Kia EV6 amongst its rivals within the premium and luxurious electrical car section.

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26 Jul 2022, 13:02 PM

Volvo XC40 Recharge is the primary electrical car from the Swedish carmaker to launch in India. (HT Auto/ Sabyasachi Dasgupta)

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Volvo Automobiles India has introduced the value of the XC40 Recharge electrical SUV. Launching its first electrical car in India, Volvo has priced the XC40 Recharge at 55.90 lakh (ex-showroom). It’s now probably the most inexpensive electrical car within the luxurious section. The XC40 Recharge, which will probably be domestically assembled on the Swedish carmaker’s Hosakote facility close to Bengaluru in Karnataka, is Volvo’s first foray into the electrical car section in India. Primarily based on the ICE model of the XC40 SUV, the electrical avatar hopes to seize the premium and luxurious section with its aggressive pricing.

Volvo will promote the XC40 Recharge on-line solely by its digital platform. The bookings will open tomorrow, July 27, at 11 am. Deliveries will begin by October this 12 months. Volvo can even supply three-year bundle on guarantee, companies and road-side help. The XC40 Recharge battery will include a 8-year guarantee and one wallbox charger of 11kW capability.

Volvo XC40 Recharge electrical SUV was unveiled earlier in March this 12 months. The launch was scheduled to happen in April. Nevertheless, problems arising out of the Covid-19 scenario pressured the launch to be deferred to the third quarter of the 12 months. The XC40 Recharge will go up towards the likes of Kia EV6, being almost 4 lakh cheaper than the Korean EV launched earlier this 12 months at round 60 lakh (ex-showroom). It’s going to additionally tackle luxurious EVs corresponding to Jaguar I-Tempo and Mercedes EQC amongst others.

The XC40 Recharge electrical SUV attracts energy from a 78 kWh lithium-ion battery pack. The big battery helps the XC40 Recharge to run for greater than 400 kilometres on a single cost. Nevertheless, the licensed vary of the electrical SUV is round 335 kilometres, which is extra more likely to be the real-world vary.

The XC40 Recharge is without doubt one of the quickest electrical automotive in its section with a zero to 100 mph dash of lower than 5 seconds. This was examined throughout HT Auto’s first drive evaluate of the XC40 Recharge earlier this 12 months. It is usually some of the highly effective in its section with an influence output of 408 hp and a large 660 Nm of peak torque. The highest pace of the XC40 Recharge, very similar to all different Volvo vehicles, have been capped at 180 kmph.

So far as charging is anxious, the XC40 Recharge electrical SUV helps 150 kw DC quick charging items which may recharge the EV from 10 % to 80 % in simply 33 minutes.

The Volvo XC40 Recharge electrical SUV to be supplied within the Indian market will probably be much like those bought in world markets. On the within, the Volvo XC40 Recharge will include a 12.3-inch driver’s absolutely digital display screen and a brand new 9.0-inch vertical touchscreen infotainment system that has been developed in coordination with Google. There are different options like wi-fi charging, panoramic sunroof, computerized local weather management, 360-degree digicam and extra. The unit to be bought to the Indian prospects will get 100% leather-free upholstery which is simply one other manner of exhibiting how a lot Volvo cares for the surroundings.

First Revealed Date: 26 Jul 2022, 12:12 PM IST

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