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Volvo XC40 Recharge becomes more powerful. When is India coming out

Swedish luxury car brand Volvo has updated the XC40 Recharge for the international market. The updated Volvo XC40 recharge comes with a larger battery pack and a more powerful electric motor, which promises greater range and more power output. The newly introduced Volvo XC40 Recharge to the global market features an 82 kWh battery pack that provides an additional 32 km of range for the single engine variant, while the dual engine variant has an additional 64 km of range. In addition, the Volvo XC40 Recharge 2022 now supports fast charging up to 200 kW, which can power a battery pack from 10 to 80 percent in just 10 minutes, the automaker claims.

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December 6, 2022, 12:56 ONLY

The Volvo XC40 Recharge is the most affordable luxury EV in India.  (HT Auto/ Sabyasachi Dasgupta)
The Volvo XC40 Recharge is the most affordable luxury EV in India. (HT Auto/ Sabyasachi Dasgupta)

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Volvo further claims that the single-engine variant of the XC40 Recharge now has a peak power output of 235 hp, up from 228 hp. The dual-engine version has the same overall output of 402hp, but the front and rear engines now have 161hp and 242hp respectively. Volvo also says the latest update brings a new rear-wheel drive setup to the single-engine variants.

The latest update for the Volvo XC40 Recharge comes just weeks after the automaker unveiled its new flagship electric SUV EX90. What’s more interesting is that the automaker has also updated the C40 Recharge, which is expected to launch in India around 2023. The C40 Recharge shares some components with the C40 Recharge. Top up XC40and the updates on both cars are identical.

Volvo Car India is currently selling an electric car in the country, as the XC40 Recharge, available in the dual-engine P8 variant here. The updated Volvo XC40 Recharge is expected to arrive in India around 2023.

The luxury car brand has decided to phase out existing plug-in hybrid vehicles (PHEVs) in favor of electric vehicles. The XC40 Recharge is one of the most affordable luxury electric vehicles available, which could play a key role in that strategy.

First published date: December 6, 2022, 12:56 PM IST


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