Volvo XC40 Recharge’s Coupe-SUV Sibling, C40 Recharge, Revealed In India

  • Jun 14, 2023
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The C40 Recharge is essentially a XC40 Recharge SUV with a more stylish coupe-esq roofline

  • Volvo C40 Recharge revealed in India.

  • It shares its platform with the XC40 Recharge compact SUV.

  • Gets the same 408PS dual-electric motor setup powering all four wheels.

  • Its 78kWh battery pack boasts a WLTP-claimed range of up to 530km.

  • Price to be revealed in August and deliveries to begin from September.

As promised, Volvo has brought the SUV-coupe version of the XC40 Recharge, called the C40 Recharge, to India. Although a launch is still a couple of months away (August), the EV that borrows its platform and powertrain options from the XC40 Recharge has made its debut in India. It will be a locally assembled (CKD) offering, just like its SUV sibling and deliveries will begin in September. Here’s what you need to know about it ahead of its launch:

What’s different outside?

In terms of styling upfront, you won’t find any differences between the C40 Recharge and the XC40 Recharge because there aren’t any. The SUV-coupe sports the same front fascia with a closed upper grille, sharp LED headlights with Thor’s hammer DRLs, and the three piece bumper with flanking fog lamps resting in a stylish black-coloured housing.

In profile, you get the same body contouring lower down towards the side skirts, while the two also share the set of chic looking 19-inch alloy wheels. But the difference in roofline becomes apparent here as you can see it sloping downwards as this is an SUV-coupe, seamlessly into the rear windscreen. Looks stylish indeed, but the sloping roofline does eat into headroom. 


The sharp S-shaped tailights look chic and the overall styling at the rear is a lot busier than the XC40’s with the two spoilers, one on each end of the rear windscreen, which adds to its sportier appeal and also, aerodynamics. The boot space at the rear offers 413-litres of stowage area, while the trunk at the front also offers 31-litres of storage, courtesy of the absence of an ICE-engine.

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In terms of layout, the cabin design is identical to that of the XC40 Recharge. You get a portrait-style 9-inch touchscreen with Android OS and in-built Google Maps and Google Assistant in the centre, flanked by vertical air con vents with a chrome outline. The design isn’t flamboyant, but rather plain and simple. 

Features include a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, powered front seats (with heating and cooling function), a panoramic sunroof, 360-degree camera, and dual-zone climate control. The safety kit includes the usual multiple airbags, ABS with EBD, 360-degree camera and it also packs ADAS features including adaptive cruise control, lane keeping assist, blind spot monitoring system, and a parking assistant.

Powertrains

The Volvo C40 Recharge’s similarities with the XC40 Recharge continue here too as it borrows its 408PS/660Nm dual motor setup which sends power to all four wheels. It is fed charge by a 78kWh battery pack which boasts a WLTP claimed range of 530km.

Its powertrain is compatible with fast charging speed which allows for a 10-80% recharge time of 27 minutes.

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The new Volvo C40 will sit alongside the XC40 Recharge and below the XC60 in Volvo’s Indian lineup. It will carry a premium over the XC40 Recharge SUV and will take the fight to the likes of the Kia EV6 and Hyundai Ioniq 5.

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