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Volvo XC40 Recharge Plus 2WD Bookings Open In India

A few weeks ago, Volvo India launched the single-motor 2WD variant of the XC40 Recharge electric SUV named “Plus” Now, the Swedish carmaker has finally commenced its bookings for a token amount of Rs 1 lakh. The EV is priced at Rs 54.95 lakh (ex-showroom).

Powering the 2WD singe-motor Volvo XC40 Recharge Plus variant is a 69 kWH battery pack that offers a WLTP-claimed range of 475 kilometres on a full charge. It delivers 238PS of maximum power and 420Nm of peak torque. Compared to the AWD dual-motor variant, it is 170PS and 240Nm less. Here’s a look at their specifications for more deeper insight: –

Volvo XC40 Recharge VariantsPlusUltimate 
Battery Pack69 kWh78 kWh
Drive Type2WDAWD
Max Power238PS408PS
Peak Torque420Nm660Nm
WLTP Claimed Range475 km505 km
Acceleration Time (0-100 kmph)7.3 seconds4.9 seconds
Top Speed (Electronically Limited)180 kmph180 kmph
Volvo XC40 Recharge Plus vs Ultimate: Specifications Comparison

Design-wise, both the 2WD and AWD variants look the same. However, features like Pixel LED headlamps, fog lamps, Harman Kardon sound system, and a 360-degree camera are restricted to the top-spec AWD Ultimate variant only. Nevertheless, the 2WD Plus is also decently equipped with key elements including: –

  • 19-inch alloys
  • Panoramic sunroof
  • Dual-zone climate control
  • Digital driver’s display
  • 9-inch infotainment
  • Powered front seats
  • Wireless charger
  • Park Assist
  • 7 airbags
  • Font & rear parking sensors
  • Tyre pressure monitoring system
  • Rear parking camera
  • A full suite of ADAS technology, which includes lane keep assist, dynamic cruise control, cross traffic alert, rear collision warning, and blind-spot monitoring system.
Volvo XC40 Recharge Plus 2WD bookings

In the premium EV segment, the Volvo XC40 Recharge locks horn with the Kia EV6, Hyundai IONIQ 5 and the recently launched BYD Seal electric sedan.