Volvo Car India today revealed its Born-Electric SUV – the C40 Recharge. This will be Volvo’s second electric car in their line-up, after the very successful XC40 Recharge which made its India debut last year. The new C40 Recharge is a bold progression of the compact SUV line-up. It is built on the CMA platform (Compact Modular Architecture). The C40 Recharge, with a range up to 530 km per charge, has all the benefits of an SUV but with a sleeker & stylish crossover design. One of the standout features of the Volvo C40 Recharge is its 100% leather-free interior. Introduction of C40 Recharge is in line with company commitment to have 100 percent electrified vehicles in the portfolio by 2030.
“The reveal of the Volvo C40 Recharge marks a significant milestone for Volvo Car India’s commitment to the Indian market. Building on to the success of XC40 Recharge, I am sure C40 Recharge would help us widen our luxury market share. This car represents the future of mobility, combining innovative design, advanced electric technology, and our unwavering dedication to environmental consciousness. We are proud to introduce this 100% leather-free electric crossover, setting a new standard for sustainable luxury.” said Mr. Jyoti Malhotra, Managing Director Volvo Car India.
With the introduction of the Volvo C40 Recharge, Volvo Car India further consolidates its position as a leading force in the luxury electric vehicle market. In addition to the XC40 Recharge, the C40 Recharge launch would further strengthen Volvo’s commitment to the electrification of their entire product lineup.
The future of Volvo Cars is electric and the new Volvo C40 Recharge is the latest manifestation of its commitment to a zero emission future. The All New Volvo C40 Recharge has all the benefits of an SUV but with a lower and sleeker design. It is based on the CMA vehicle platform and the first Volvo model in history designed as pure electric only.
Following the introduction of the XC40 Recharge and now the C40 Recharge, Volvo Cars will roll out several additional electric models in coming years. Already by 2025, it aims for 50 per cent of its global sales volume to consist of fully electric cars, with the rest hybrids. By 2030, it plans for every car it sells to be pure electric.
The rear of the All New Volvo C40 Recharge features a striking rear-end design to go with the lower roof line, while the new front design introduces a new face for electric Volvos and includes head lights with state-of-the-art pixel-technology. Inside, the C40 Recharge provides customers with the high seating position that most Volvo drivers prefer, while it is available with a range of colour and deco options unique to the model. It is also the first Volvo model to be completely leather-free.
Like the XC40 Recharge, the All New Volvo C40 Recharge comes with one of the best infotainment systems on the market, jointly developed with Google and based on the Android operating system. It provides consumers with Google apps and services built-in, such as Google Maps, Google Assistant and the Google Play Store*. Unlimited data enables superior connectivity and the C40 Recharge will receive software updates over the air. That means it will continue to improve over time after it has left the factory.
When customers get a new C40 Recharge, it will come with a convenient care package that includes items such as service, warranty, roadside assistance, as well as insurance and home charging options. The C40 Recharge will be built alongside the XC40 Recharge at the Volvo Cars manufacturing plant in Ghent, Belgium.