Volvo XC40 Recharge And C40 Recharge Now Gets New Names, Any Guesses?

  • Feb 20, 2024
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The move also applies to the carmaker's plug-in hybrid models, with the T6 or T8 suffix denoting power outputs

Volvo XC40 Recharge and C40 Recharge

  • Volvo updates its naming system for its EV and plug-in hybrid models.

  • XC40 Recharge is now known as EX40, while the C40 Recharge is called EC40.

  • EX40 and the EC40 also get Black Edition globally. 

  • The new names for the electric SUV are yet to be changed in India. 

  • T6 or T8 suffixes will be denoted for plug-in hybrid models depending on power outputs with removal for ‘Recharge’ badging.

Swedish carmaker Volvo has updated its naming nomenclature for its EV and plug-in hybrid models. This move primarily aims to standardise their fully electric lineup and align with upcoming EV releases. Plug-in hybrids will now feature T6 or T8 suffixes for varying power outputs, with the removal of 'Recharge' badging altogether.

Volvo XC40 Recharge

Volvo's EV lineup in India currently comprises the XC40 Recharge and the C40 Recharge, which will now be known as the EX40 and EC40 respectively, globally. Volvo states that the revised nomenclature also aims to enhance consumer clarity for upcoming models as part of their goal to become a fully electric car manufacturer by 2030. But note that in India, these models are still called the XC40 Recharge and C40 Recharge and the change will be applied here later. 

Volvo EX40 and EC4

Globally, Volvo also offers a performance software pack as an optional upgrade for both the twin motor versions XC40 Recharge and C40 Recharge, putting out an additional 34 PS. While, in India both are offered with 78 kWh battery pack with a claimed range of up to 500 km. You can explore our experience with the XC40 Recharge here, and our first drive experience with the C40 Recharge here.

Volvo EC40 Black Edition

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Volvo is also introducing Black Edition for the EX40 (XC40 Recharge) and the EC40 (C40 Recharge) that features an exclusive Onyx Black exterior shade and bespoke design touches. In India, the XC40 Recharge is priced at Rs 57.90 lakh (ex-showroom), while the C40 Recharge is priced at Rs 62.95 lakh (ex-showroom). Both rival the Kia EV6 and BMW iX1.

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