Volvo has started accepting bookings for the new XC40 Recharge in India, a day after the electric SUV’s launch. The XC40 Recharge is priced at Rs 55.90 lakh (ex-showroom) and is available exclusively through Volvo’s digital sales channels, with the company saying deliveries will begin from October 2022. The booking amount is set at Rs 50,000 with buyers given the option to buy the vehicle directly. The company even issued a statement saying it had already received 150 bookings for the car and that too just 2 hours after the bookings opened online.
Volvo first showcased the XC40 Recharge in India last year with plans to introduce it itself in 2021, though the company has postponed the launch until 2022 due to supply chain restrictions. The XC40 Recharge now available is slightly different from the car previously shown, with the model undergoing a global facelift in the intervening period. The update models will receive modifications to the bumpers, along with newly designed LED headlights, although much of the interior and exterior has remained unchanged.
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The XC40 Recharge is available in a single fully loaded P8 variant and is available with four-wheel drive as standard. The electric SUV has a dual-motor setup with an electric motor on each axle that develops a combined 402 horsepower and 660 Nm of torque. The units are mated to a 78 kWh battery pack that gives the SUV a claimed range of up to 418 km. Volvo claims a 0-100 km/h time of 4.9 seconds and a top speed of 180 km/h (limited). Volvo says its SUV comes standard with an 11 kW wallbox charger, which can quickly charge the SUV up to 150 kW.
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As for the equipment, the electric SUV is packed in a 9.0-inch touchscreen with Android-based software packed with Google Assistant, Google Play and Google Maps built-in. Volvo includes a 4-year subscription to digital services in the price of the SUV.
It also packs in a digital instrument panel, dual-zone climate control, air purifier, 360-degree camera, 600W Harman Kardon sound system and more. The onboard safety kit includes adaptive driving aids, including adaptive cruise control, front and rear collision avoidance, pilot assistance and lane assist.
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Volvo says its SUV comes with a 3-year warranty, 3-year roadside assistance and an 8-year battery warranty.