Volvo XC40 launched in India
Swedish automobile company Volvo has launched its electric SUV XC40 Recharge in India. This is the company’s first electric car in the Indian market.
The company’s XC40 is already available with the petrol engine in the country. In view of its popularity, now the company has launched it in an electric variant. This car is being assembled in India itself.
Volvo is also giving an eight-year warranty on this vehicle.
The Volvo XC40 Recharge is based on the company’s Compact Modular Architecture (CMA) platform.
The SUV gets an attractive grille, charging port at the rear, ‘Thor Hammer’ LED headlights and L-shaped taillights.
Also, it is equipped with blacked out roof rails, out side rear view mirrors (ORVMs), B pillars and alloy wheels.
In terms of dimensions, it has a wheelbase of 2,702mm and a ground clearance of 211mm.
Will run 418 km in single charge
This electric SUV from Volvo has been given a 78kWh battery and two 150kW electric motors. This setup is capable of generating 408bhp power and 660Nm torque.
It can cover a distance of 418 km on a full charge. At the same time, it is capable of catching a speed of 0 to 100 kilometers per hour in just 4.9 seconds.
It has fast charging technology so that it can charge up to 80 percent in 33 minutes.
The Volvo XC40 Recharge has a large and luxurious cabin with many features, which has a seating capacity of five people.
Along with this, Harman Kardon audio system, panoramic sunroof, auto climate control, heated seats and multifunctional power steering wheel have been given in its cabin.
Apart from this, there is a 9.0-inch touchscreen infotainment panel with support for smartphone connectivity and ‘Volvo on Call’ app.
In the Indian market, Volvo has launched its electric car XC40 Recharge at Rs 55.90 lakh (ex-showroom). In the country, it will compete with vehicles like Jaguar I-Pesh and Kia EV6. Its booking will start from July 27.
Volvo has already announced that it will make all its cars electric by 2030 and will be sold online only.
According to Volvo, the company will sell the cars online through its official website without any bargains. However, dealers will be available for service and delivery etc.
Volvo is preparing to bring many electric cars to other countries including India in the next few years.