First batch of Volvo XC40 Recharge electric SUV sold out in 2 hours

Tuhin Guha Updated: August 02, 2022, 10:45 AM IST

Volvo's plan of delaying the launch of the Volvo XC40 Recharge to bring in local manufacturing of the electric SUV seems to have worked. The keen pricing of the XC40 Recharge has led to the first batch of 150 units being sold out within two hours of bookings openings on July 27. The Swedish brand is now taking orders for the next batch of the EVs, deliveries of which will happen in 2023.

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.

Volvo XC40 Recharge price, rivals, warranty

The Volvo XC40 recharge is priced at Rs 55.90 lakh which makes it the most affordable luxury EV in the country. The SUV competes with the likes of the Kia EV6 and the BMW i4.

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.

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