Currently, Volvo’s electric offer is made up of two models: the XC40 Recharge, derived from the popular thermal XC40, and the C40 Recharge, which is a simple “coupé” variant of the first. Both make use of the CMA modular platform, also used in the Polestar 2 sports saloon.
Although the XC40 Recharge is relatively recent (launched in 2020), the XC40 from which it derives has been on the market for some time (launched in 2017). For this reason, the electric version has received a slight aesthetic restyling just two years after its launch, which will allow it to maintain a fresh design in line with the rest of the Volvo range.
The changes introduced are concentrated on the outside. The headlights, identical to those of the C40 Recharge, have taken on a somewhat more tapered shape; In addition, they now incorporate adaptive Pixel LED technology. The bumpers are also new, while the blinded grill has lost its characteristic frame.
The customization possibilities have been enriched with the arrival of new wheels and a renewed color palette. In the passenger compartment, the most noteworthy change is the disappearance of leather upholstery in all finishes, a material that has been replaced by fabrics of sustainable origin. The infotainment system based on Android Automotive OS remains unchanged for its part.
The Volvo XC40 Recharge 2022 does not present changes at the mechanical level
Customers will continue to have two mechanical options available: Recharge Single Motor (front-wheel drive) and Recharge Twin Motor (all-wheel drive). The first announces a power of 231 hp (170 kW) and a torque of 330 Nm, which allows it to do 0 to 100 km/h in 7.4 seconds and reach a top speed of 160 km/h. Its 69 kWh batteries provide a maximum range of 425 km WLTP.
The second goes to 408 hp (300 kW) and 660 Nm. Thanks to this joint performance, the Swedish SUV lowers the time to just 4.9 seconds; In addition, its top speed is also somewhat better: 180 km / h. Although its 78 kWh pack is somewhat more capable than that of its little brother, the final range is very similar ( 418 km WLTP ).
The range is staggered into three finishes: Core, Plus, and Ultimate. Their rates in our country are as follows:
|Recharge Single Motor||€44,955||€47,331||€52,264|
|Recharge Twin Engine||€53,414||€58,347|