The Volvo XC40 Recharge has all the safety and style features that the Swedish automaker is famous for, but in an entirely electric package. The 402-hp engine provides excellent acceleration and a range of up to 208 miles. All-wheel drive is standard, which adds extra security on the roads. The interior of the XC40 Recharge combines a minimalist Swedish design with high-end materials, advanced safety features, and a sleek Swedish minimalism.
The Volvo XC40, a small SUV that is already very sophisticated, is now available in Recharge guise. It has an all-electric motor that provides it with more than 200 miles of emission-free range. The XC40 Recharge is a modern, stylish cabin that can accommodate five people. This system fits Volvo’s forward-thinking and carbon-cutting ethos. Volvo offers driver-assistance tools to make your daily commute easier. All interior materials are of high quality. Volvo’s ability to move on the roads is limited by the extra weight of its battery, while the non-EV XC40 is thousands cheaper. The Recharge still offers impressive range and comfort, with a Scandinavian appeal.
Trims and Pricing
Volvo offers the XC40 recharge in two trim levels. All-wheel drive is standard.
The Plus trim costs $55,300 and offers a 9.3-inch touchscreen, navigation, wireless charging. WiFi, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and navigation. Both rows have USB ports, leather seating, and heated front seats. Remote engine start, dual zone climate control, curve-adaptive LED headslamps, fog lamps, power-folding Mirrors, a hands free liftgate and a panoramic moonroof are just a few of the tech features.
Volvo is well-known for their safety technology innovations. The XC40 recharge includes a complete suite of features that help the SUV keep in its lane and avoid potential collisions. The standard amenities include automatic emergency braking and lane-keep assist, parking sensors, blind spot monitoring, pedestrian detection, blind-spot monitoring, and more.
The Ultimate ($58,150) offers premium amenities such as heated rear seats and adaptive cruise control.
Engine and Performance
Volvo XC40 Recharge’s electric motor is a dual-motor powertrain that produces 402 horsepower and 486 lb-ft torque. This compact SUV has instant torque and acceleration thanks to its sporty configuration. All-wheel drive is standard and helps to put all that power to the ground. The single-speed driver-selectable transmission gives you great control over the road experience. The 78-kWh lithiumion battery is located below the passenger compartment. This gives the XC40 a low centre of gravity and a remarkable 208-mile range. While some rivals are able to go further on one charge, Volvo’s range should still be sufficient for those who commute frequently.
The XC40 Recharge, like Volvo’s larger SUVs has Scandinavian styling, which gives it a more upscale appearance than other competitors in its class. Both rows offer plenty of room for passengers. The materials you come in contact with are of high quality and are beautiful to behold. The seat bolsters are made of leather and synthetic suede. The exterior visibility is excellent. The in-cabin tech, from the infotainment systems to the driver-assistant features, is very intuitive. Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and Spotify are available to connect your smartphone seamlessly and allow you to access navigation, music streaming and other apps.