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Volvo C40 Recharge Electric SUV-Coupe Revealed In India; Launch In Aug

Swedish automaker Volvo has revealed the SUV-coupe version of the electrified XC40 in India, dubbed as “C40 Recharge”. Its launch will take place in August this year.

Design and Dimensions

  • Based on the Compact Modular Architecture platform, the C40 Recharge looks largely similar to the XC40 Recharge, featuring a closed-off grille upfront flanked by LED headlamps with integrated Thor’s hammer DRLs.
  • The side profile showcases identical body contouring, lower side skirts, and 19-inch alloy wheels, while the distinguishing feature lies in the sloping roofline of this stylish SUV coupe, seamlessly merging into the rear windscreen, albeit compromising headroom.
  • Dimensionally, the SUV coupe measures 4,431mm long, 1,863mm wide and 1,582mm tall. The wheelbase extends to 2,702mm, and its boot space capacity is 413 litres.

Interior and Features

Volvo C40 Recharge Cabin
Volvo C40 Recharge Interior
  • The interior design of the car is identical to the XC40 Recharge, with key features including –
    • A portrait-style 9-inch touchscreen with Android OS and in-built Google Maps and Google Assistant
    • A 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster
    • Dual-zone climate control
    • Powered front seats with heating & cooling function
    • Panoramic sunroof
    • 360-degree camera
    • Multiple airbags
    • 360-degree camera
    • ADAS tech (including dynamic cruise control, lane keeping assist, blind spot monitoring system, parking assistant, etc.)
Volvo C40 Recharge India Launch
Volvo C40 Recharge


  • Powering the C40 Recharge is an all-wheel drive electric drivetrain delivering an output of 408PS of max power and 660Nm of torque.
  • It’s 78kWh lithium-ion battery provides a range of up to 450 km on a single charge allowing the EV to complete the century spirit in just 4.7 seconds.
  • When it comes to charging, the EV takes around 7.5 hours with an AC input of 11 kW for a full charge. On the other hand, a DC fast charger with up to 150 kW capacity takes 28 minutes for 10-80%.

Expected Price and Rivals

Expect the C40 Recharge to command a significant premium over the XC40 Recharge, which currently retails at Rs 46.40 lakh (ex-showroom). Once launched, it will go up against the Kia EV6 in the Indian market.