Volvo C40 Recharge makes a strong debut in India

Volvo has made quite an impression in the Indian electric vehicle market with its second fully electric car, the C40 Recharge. Consumers and critics alike, have embraced this eco-friendly powerhouse, as bookings crossed the impressive mark of 100 cars within the first month of its launch. The enthusiasm is palpable, and Volvo is leaving no stone unturned to deliver these vehicles promptly. In Delhi and Mumbai, one can see a few of them already on the streets.

Initially introduced at a competitive introductory price, the ex-showroom price now stands at INR 62.95 lacs, effective immediately. Embracing the electrification ambition and witnessing a good response to their electric offerings in India, Volvo has made a few bold moves. The XC40 will now be exclusively available in its all-electric variant, “Recharge,” aligning with Volvo’s commitment to environmental sustainability. To fuel this electrification momentum further, Volvo has unveiled a limited-time “Festive Delight Offer” for customers opting for the XC40 Recharge, adding a special touch to the festive season.

The XC40 Recharge boasts an impressive WLTP range of 418 km (as per WLTP) and 550 km (as per ICAT testing) on a single charge. It features a comprehensive suite of safety features, and sports a youthful, luxurious design. Meanwhile, the C40 Recharge stands as the second EV model from Volvo in India, assembled at their plant at Hosakote in Bengaluru, Karnataka, and comes with an 11kW charger. Sold exclusively online through the Volvo Car India website, customers can place their orders online with a refundable deposit of INR 1.0 lac.

Volvo’s commitment to sustainability is clearly visible in the C40 Recharge, which incorporates eco-friendly elements in its design. The floor carpet set is produced from 71 recycled plastic bottles, and the interiors utilise forest waste, wine corks, and plastic bottles. The interiors and seats are also leather-free.

The ownership package for the C40 Recharge is an impressive proposition, featuring a comprehensive offering:

  • Ex-showroom Price: INR 62.95 lacs plus applicable taxes, including:
    • 3 years comprehensive car warranty
    • 3 years Volvo Service Package
    • 3 years Roadside Assistance
    • 8 years battery warranty
    • 5 years subscription to digital services
    • 1 wall box charger (11 Kw) through a third party

Volvo also introduced the exclusive “Tre Kronor Experience” program, initially designed for XC40 Recharge customers, which will now be extended to C40 Recharge customers as well. This program, named after the three crowns of Swedish luxury, offers a range of unique and personalised luxury experiences.

The C40 Recharge boasts impressive specifications, including:

  • Power: 408 hp
  • Torque: 660 Nm
  • Battery: 78 kWh Li-Ion
  • Battery weight: 500 kg
  • Acceleration: 0-100 km/h – 4.7 s
  • Battery warranty: 8 years/160,000 km
  • Top speed: 180 km/h
  • WLTP Range: 530 km
  • ICAT Range: 683 km
  • Front storage (Frunk): 31 liters
  • Rear storage (boot space): 413 liters
  • Ground Clearance (kerb weight + 1 person): 171 mm
  • One Pedal Drive option
  • Leather-free interiors
  • Unique battery safety cage
  • A new silhouette aerodynamically designed slimmed roofline
  • Neatly packaged sensors for the Advanced Driver Assist Systems sensor platform
  • 84-pixel LED (each side) that automatically adjusts to light conditions
  • Large Panoramic Sunroof that minimizes glare and provides effective UV protection
  • Digital Services with 5 years subscription
  • Google Built-in (Google Assistant, Google Play, Google Maps)
  • Volvo Cars App
  • Harmon Kardon Premium Sound System (600W, 13 speakers)
  • Volvo On Call
  • Advanced Air Purifier System with PM 2.5 sensor
  • 360-degree camera
  • Blind Spot Information System with Cross traffic alert
  • Adaptive Cruise Control
  • Pilot Assist
  • Lane Keeping Aid
  • Collision Mitigation Support (front & rear)
  • Parking Assistance Sensors (front, side & rear)
  • 7 airbags
  • Wireless Charging for smartphones

Volvo Cars, established in India in 2007, has been dedicated to providing safe and sustainable mobility solutions in the country. Their range of luxury sedans and SUVs is currently available through 24 dealerships across several major cities in India. The brand continues to forge ahead, setting the pace for a greener and electrifying future on the Indian roads.

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