Those looking to benefit from the introductory price of the Volvo C40 Recharge, you’re a little too late. Volvo Car India has now given the electric SUV-coupe a marginal price hike of Rs 1.7 lakh. The Volvo C40 Recharge mainly competes against the likes of the Kia EV6, BMW iX1, Mini Cooper SE, BMW i4, and also the Hyundai Ioniq 5.
The Volvo C40 Recharge can be had in a sole ‘Ultimate’ trim, which is equipped with features such as a 9-inch portrait touch screen system with Google interface, maps, Google Assistant (for five years), and other Android features via an eSIM. Additionally, there’s also a 360-degree camera, a driver assistance suite, translucent panel-based ambient lighting, 13-speaker Harman Kardon sound system, air purifier, and a panoramic sunroof among others. While wired CarPlay connectivity is available, wireless connectivity for CarPlay and Android Auto have been given a miss. Notably, the interiors are leather-free.
Speaking of figures, the C40 Recharge is backed by a 78 kWh battery pack, with a claimed range of 530 km. Volvo claims the battery can be charged in 27 minutes with a 150 kW DC fast charger.
Alongside the price hike news, there are also rumours that the Swedish car maker has discontinued the petrol-powered XC40. At the time of publishing, the XC40 was still listed on the website, hence we can neither confirm nor deny the rumours. The petrol-powered XC40 Recharge can be had from Rs 46.40 lakh (ex-showroom) onwards.