Volvo expands its EV line-up with 2022 C40 Recharge model
Swedish automaker Volvo has unveiled its 2022 C40 Recharge electric crossover-coupe. It will only be sold online.
The premium vehicle draws styling cues from the XC40 Recharge and has a spacious leather-free cabin with many features. It draws power from a 402hp electric powertrain and delivers a range of 420km on the WLTP cycle.
Here are more details.
The car sports sleek headlamps with pixel tech
The 2022 Volvo C40 Recharge has an eye-catching look, featuring a sloping roofline, a muscular bonnet, a minimalist grille with the company's logo, sleek headlights with "pixel technology," and a refreshed bumper housing horizontal fog lights.
It is flanked by blacked-out B-pillars, ORVMs, and designer alloy wheels. A small wing, 'VOLVO' lettering, and uniquely-designed taillights grace the rear end.
It has a spacious tech-savvy cabin
The 2022 Volvo C40 Recharge has a spacious cabin with a large panoramic sunroof, illuminated doors, a dashboard with backlit trim panels, and a multifunctional steering wheel. However, there is no leather upholstery.
It houses an Android-based touchscreen infotainment console that can receive over-the-air (OTA) software updates.
All standard safety features, including multiple airbags and adaptive cruise control are also available.
The car has a range of 420km/charge
The 2022 Volvo C40 Recharge has two electric motors and a 78kWh battery pack. The powertrain delivers a combined output of 402hp/660Nm.
The car can sprint from 0-100km/h in 4.7 seconds and clock a top-speed of 180km/h.
It promises a range of 420km on the WLTP cycle and can be charged up to 80% in just 40 minutes using a 150kW fast-charger.
2022 Volvo C40 Recharge: Pricing and availability
The pricing details of the 2022 Volvo C40 Recharge are yet to be announced. However, it should carry a starting price-tag of around $55,000 (approximately Rs. 40 lakh) and will go against Tesla Model 3, Audi Q4 e-Tron, and Volkswagen ID.4.