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Volvo XC40 Recharge Vs Kia EV6 – Which Car You Should Buy?

Volvo’s all-new addition to the EV space comes in the form of the XC40 Recharge. Although this CKD car doesn’t have any direct rivals as of now, it can be seen as an alternative to the Kia EV6. So which of the two EVs would be better to buy? Let’s find out!

Powertrain Specifications

Kia EV6Volvo XC40 Recharge
Max Power229PS (RWD) / 325PS (AWD)408PS (AWD)
Max Torque350Nm (RWD) / 650Nm (AWD)660Nm (AWD)
Top Speed (Electronically limited)183kmph (RWD) / 186kmph (AWD)180kmph
0-100km-h Time7.9s (RWD) / 5.2s (AWD)4.9s
Battery Capacity77.4 kWh78 kWh
Charging Capabilitiessupports up to 350kW of DC fast chargingsupports up to 150kW of DC fast charging
Charging Time50 kW DC fast charging (10% – 80% in 73 minutes) / 350 kW DC hyper charging (10% – 80% in 18 minutes)150 kW DC fast charging (0- 80% in 33 minutes) 
Range (WLTP)528km (RWD) / 506km  (AWD)418km
Kia EV6 vs Volvo XC40 Recharge: Specification comparison
  • The Kia EV6 in its sole GT line trim comes with RWD and AWD drivetrain options, but the XC40 recharge comes with AWD only.
  • The Volvo XC40 recharge outclasses both variants of the EV6 in terms of power and torque making it faster, however, the EV6 does get a slightly higher top speed of 186kmph than the XC40 recharge.
  • Although both cars have the almost same battery pack, the EV6 gets a higher claimed range of 500+ km in both its variants, with the RWD at 528 km and the AWD at 506 km.

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Kia EV6 dimensions
Kia EV6Volvo XC40 Recharge
Length (mm)46954425
Width (mm)18901863 (w/o mirrors)
2034 (w/ mirrors)
Height (mm)15501647 (Including shark fen)
Wheelbase (mm)29002702
Ground clearance (mm)155176
Boot Space (liters)512 (expandable up to 1300L)452 (expandable up to 1290L)
Kia EV6 vs Volvo XC40 Recharge: Dimensions
  • The EV6 is longer than the XC40 recharge in terms of both length and wheelbase, but the XC40 recharge is both taller and wider in comparison to the EV6. Due to this, the XC40 boasts a more SUV-ish stance whereas the EV6 looks more like a crossover.
  • The ground clearance on both these cars is also pretty small being under 180mm, so it’s clear their strength only lies on the tarmac.

Comfort and Convenience

Kia EV6Volvo XC40 Recharge
Connected Car TechYes (Kia Connect)Yes
Infotainment Display Size12.3-inch (horizontal)12-inch (vertical)
Instrument ClusterFully digitalFully digital
Power Adjust Front Seats Yes Yes 
Powered TailgateYesYes (Hands-Free)
Parking SensorsBoth Front and RearBoth Front and Rear
Audio System6-speaker system as standard / 14-speaker Meridian System (Optional)13-speaker Harman Kardon sound system
Leather SeatsYesYes
Android Auto/ Apple CarplayYesYes 
AR Heads-up DisplayYesNo
360-degree cameraYesYes
Electronic Parking Brake with Auto HoldYesYes
Automatic ACYes (Dual Zone)Yes (Dual Zone)
Wireless ChargerYesYes
SunroofYesYes (Panoramic)
Ventilated SeatsYes (Heated and Cooled) Yes (Heated and Cooled) 
NCAP Safety Rating5–stars (EURO NCAP)5-stars for XC40 (EURO NCAP)
  • The interior tech of both the cars is very neck and neck, but the EV6 with its curved cockpit-style dual 12.3-inch displays feels levels above and more futuristic than the XC40 recharge which sports a conventional look with its vertical 12-inch infotainment system and 10-inch digital driver’s display.
  • Both cars get our beloved electric sunroof but the XC40 gets a panoramic sunroof compared to the single pane roof in the EV6.
  • Both cars offer ABS, EBD, and ESC as standard features and even ADAS features like lane mitigation warning, adaptive cruise control, lane watch assist, forward collision warning, and automatic emergency braking.
  • The Kia EV6 scored a perfect 5-stars in EURO NCAP and the XC40 recharge, although not officially tested, is also 5-star rated at EURO NCAP considering the car it is built off of, the XC40 scored 5-stars at the EURO NCAP.
Volvo XC40 Recharge price in India
Volvo XC40 Recharge Electric SUV

Also Read: Kia EV6 Vs BMW i4: Which EV You Should Buy?


Kia EV6Volvo XC40 Recharge
Price (Ex-showroom)Rs 59.95 – 64.95 lakhRs 55.90 lakh

It is worth noting that initially the Kia EV6 was limited to just 100 units only. However, the brand received 355 pre-launch reservations for the electrified cross-hatch. So, the Korean carmaker has now decided to increase the planned deliveries by 3.5 times. On the other hand, bookings for the XC40 Recharge will commence online from July 27.