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Volvo Car India has launched the new Volvo XC40 Recharge electric SUV at Rs 55.90 lakh (ex-showroom). The electric SUV will be the first luxury electric vehicle to be assembled in India. While deliveries are slated to commence in October, bookings for the same will begin on the company’s official website for a token amount of Rs 50,000.

The XC40 Recharge is built on the same Compact Modular Architecture (CMA) platform as the regular XC40. It is powered by two electric motors, delivering a combined output of 402 bhp and 67.3 kgm of peak torque. It can also sprint from zero to 100 kph in a claimed 4.9 seconds while its top speed is limited to 180 kph.

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In terms of features, it gets a new Android-based infotainment system with connected car tech, a panoramic sunroof, ADAS, and so on. Volvo has seen to it that a lot of components are made from sustainable materials. The interior is made without the use of any leather and is Volvo’s expression of responsible luxury.

The electric SUV from Volvo features a 78 kWh lithium-ion battery pack. It is claimed that it can deliver a range of 418 km on a single charge (WLTP cycle). The charging time is equally commendable. It can be charged from 0-80 per cent in just 40 minutes with the help of a 150-kW DC fast charger while a standard 11-kW AC charger takes around eight hours for a full charge.

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The new Volvo XC40 Recharge will be assembled in India at the company’s Hosakote plant near Bengaluru in Karnataka. This premium electric SUV will take on the likes of the Kia EV6, BMW i4, Audi e-tron, and MINI Cooper SE.

You can also read our review of the new Volvo XC40 Recharge here.