Locally-assembled Volvo XC40 Recharge electric SUV production begins in India
Volvo Cars India has rolled out the first units of the locally assembled Volvo XC40 Recharge from its facility near Bengaluru. This comes after the company announced it would locally produce the electric SUV in India in May this year.
Volvo XC40 Recharge local production, price
The first batch of 150 locally-produced Volvo XC40 Recharge electric SUVs was sold out within two hours of bookings opening in late July. Prices for the XC40 Recharge start from Rs 55.90 lakh which makes it a rival to the likes of the Kia EV6 and BMW i4.
The XC40 Recharge is the first of one new electric car that Volvo India will launch in India by 2030 when it turns into an electric-only brand. The XC40 Recharge is sold with a three-year warranty on the car as well as an eight-year battery warranty. Also included is a three-year service package and three years of roadside assistance.
Volvo XC40 Recharge battery, range, charging, specs
The XC40 Recharge is powered by two electric motors, one on each axle for a combined 408PS and 660 Nm output. This is fed by a 78kWh battery placed under the floor of the SUV. The XC40 Recharge can cover 400 km in a full charge. The battery charges to 80 % of its capacity in 40 mins on a fast-charger system.
The XC40 Recharge looks almost identical to the standard car, save for the new body-coloured fascia in place of the grille. On the inside, the new addition is Volvo's new Android-based infotainment system. There are Recharge badges all around and the charging port replaces the traditional fuel filler.
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