Volvo discontinues the XC40 petrol in India
Volvo has quietly discontinued the XC40 petrol model in India by delisting the car from its official Indian website. The SUV is now only offered as an all-electric vehicle in the form of the XC40 Recharge.
In September of last year, the XC40 facelift was introduced in India. The entry-level SUV from the Swedish manufacturer was available in a single, fully loaded form dubbed B4 Ultimate, with prices starting at Rs 46.40 lakh (ex-showroom).
The 2-litre turbocharged gasoline engine in the XC40 was mated to a 48-volt mild hybrid system and a 13PS/40Nm e-motor. This powertrain would provide high fuel efficiency and could produce 197PS and 300Nm combined. It also put all that power down through an 8-speed automatic transmission.
The reason for discontinuing the XC40 in India could be because Volvo plans on going fully electric by 2030 and slowly phasing out the ICE powertrains seems to be the best option. Volvo India still continues to sell the XC60 and XC90 as well as the S90 sedan, but it's only a matter of time before Volvo phases them out as well.
Customers still interested in an XC40 can now opt for the Recharge version of the car with an all-electric powertrain. This EV SUV is priced at Rs 56.90 lakh (ex-showroom)
The Volvo XC40 Recharge boasts a larger 78kWh battery pack and a two-motor setup producing 408PS and 660Nm of torque. It offers a competitive range of 418 km on a single charge and supports a 150 kW DC fast charger, delivering a quick 10 to 80 per cent charge in just 28 minutes.
Starts Rs 39.9 Lakhs