The new 100% electric Volvo XC40 Recharge comes with two novelties: a lower cost and a single electric front motor. Despite this, it maintains performance worthy of an SUV.
The Swedish brand has just added an important novelty to the range of its first electric SUV with the inclusion of its new 100% electric Volvo XC40 Recharge. Another novelty is that it has lowered its access price with lower power mechanics and a front-only drive system, maintaining the offer of the all-wheel drive variant. Know more about Mercedes benz e class ne shitje.
It is true that until now the 100% electric variant of the Volvo XC40 has been going really unnoticed in European markets, probably due to its high prices that have now been reconverted with this new variant, its sole purpose being to give greater impetus to sales. of the model.
The renunciation of total traction has been made with the use of a single motor that has been located on the front axle for direct propulsion.
A new, more accessible engine
Indeed, this new version with its front-wheel drive dispenses with the rear drive unit that includes the XC40 Recharge Twin, using a single electric front motor capable of providing a maximum power of 231 CV (170 kW) with 330 Nm of maximum torque and that is It is powered by a lithium-ion battery with a capacity of 69 kW/h and with much lower energy consumption than its sister with all-wheel drive.
The autonomy that it can reach is 400 km (WLTP cycle) before needing a new recharge, this being a determining factor for its purchase. It has a fast charging system to 80% of its capacity in 32 minutes if you start from a 10% battery level.
Its performance is more than acceptable with a top speed of 160 km/h and accelerating from standstill to 100 km/h in 7.4 seconds.
In conjunction with the launch of this new front-wheel drive variant, Volvo has updated the management software and powertrain on the two XC40 Recharge variants, thus being able to offer greater efficiency and range.
Equipment offer with an interesting endowment
3 trim levels are proposed in the model offer (“Core”, “Plus” and “Pro”) , with a very extensive standard equipment, the most basic has the following equipment:
- Lane departure warning
- Android Auto and Apple CarPlay
- Hands-free boot opening
- Heated and electrically adjustable front seats
- Hill Start Assist
- automatic climate control
- Front and rear USB connection
- Cruise control and speed limiter
- Power windows
- Automatic lighting and rain sensor
- Interior rearview mirror with anti-dazzle function
- Exterior mirrors electrically adjustable and folding, as well as heated
- Full-LED headlights
- 19-inch light-alloy wheels
- smart key
- Multiple airbags (front, side, curtain and knee)
- 9” touch screen navigator
- Front center armrest
- rear armrests
- Front and rear parking sensors
- ambient lighting system
- fabric upholstery
- Leather-wrapped steering wheel, multifunction, heated, adjustable in height and depth
- Central locking with remote control
In some markets, the model is also fitted with ” Recharge tires ” which is a single ” all-weather ” typology set that allows you to drive safely on any type of surface and weather conditions, thus replacing summer and winter tires and avoiding have to change them twice a year. As a whole, they generate lower CO2 emissions compared to those in winter.
Prices with more adequate access
The new front-wheel drive Volvo XC40 Recharge, like the Recharge Twin all-wheel drive variant, can also be purchased online through volvocars.com , both variants being delivered with a “Care” offer that includes service, warranty, roadside assistance and options for recharging at home depending on availability, regardless of whether the model is accessed by subscription or through cash payment.
The new front-wheel drive variant has been in production since autumn at the factories managed by Volvo Cars in Luqiao (China) and Ghent (Belgium), and can be ordered in most markets from the end of 2021 .
The official selling prices of the Volvo XC40 Recharge , without including discounts, promotions or institutional aid , are the following:
|XC40 Recharge 231 hp||€42,934||€44,857||€48,647|
|XC40 Recharge Twin 408 hp||—||€52,285||€56,075|