Volvo XC40 Recharge Now More Accessible, New Two-Wheel Drive Variant Launched

  • Mar 7, 2024
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You’ll be happy to know that the entry-level variant undercuts the existing Dual-motor variant by Rs 2.95 lakh

  • Volvo XC40 Recharge front-wheel-drive Plus variant launched at Rs 54.95 lakh (ex-showroom). 
  • Packs a 238PS e-motor, teamed with a 69kWh battery pack. 
  • This setup helps the XC40 Recharge deliver 592 km claimed range (ICAT). .
  • Apart from that, there are no major changes between the two-wheel-drive and all-wheel-drive models.

    Volvo Car India has launched the single motor two-wheel-drive Plus variant of the XC40 Recharge, introduced at a price tag of 54.95 lakh (ex-showroom). To secure a booking for the XC40 Recharge, customers can reserve theirs either online or at their nearest Volvo Car dealership. The introduction of the new variant now makes the XC40 Recharge lineup more accessible. 

Price 

Model 

XC40 Recharge Ultimate AWD

XC40 Recharge Plus 2WD

Price

Rs 57.90 lakh (ex-showroom)

Rs 54.95 lakh (ex-showroom)

This implies that the price difference between both the variants is of Rs 2.95 lakh. 

Specifications 

The XC40 Recharge Plus, with a power output of 238 PS and 420 Nm, accelerates from 0 to 100 kmph in just 7.3 seconds. That single motor takes juice from a 69kWh lithium ion battery pack, helping it provide a claimed range of  592 kilometers under ICAT testing conditions. Here’s a comparison of both the front-wheel and all-wheel drivetrains of the XC40 Recharge:

Variant

XC40 Recharge Plus

XC40 Recharge Ultimate

Power

238 PS and 420 Nm front-wheel drive

408 PS and 660 Nm all-wheel drive

Battery 

69 kWh

78 kWh

Range (WLTP)

475 km

505 km 

Apart from the introduction of the new two-wheel-drive variant, the XC40 Recharge remains largely unchanged. To know more about the XC40 Recharge and our impressions on Volvo’s electric SUV, read our first drive review here.

The Volvo XC40 Recharge rivals the likes of the Hyundai Ioniq 5, Kia EV6 and the recently launched BYD Seal. The introduction of the front-wheel-drive variant makes it accessible and will make sense for those who don't want the ballistic performance that the all-wheel-drive variant offers.

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